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Fr Francis Douglas plaque gifted

Archdiocesan News Sacred Heart Cathedral was packed on Sunday afternoon 21 July when Columban Frs Noel Connelly of Australia and Michael Gormly of New Zealand presented a stone carving of Fr Francis Vernon Douglas to the archdiocese on the 70th anniversary of his death. Fr Michael Gormly wrote in Wel-Com‘s September, 2012 issue of an

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Fr Frank Douglas: A celebration

With No Regrets, by Patricia Brooks, published in 1998 offers the story of Father Frank Douglas.

Event Sharron McSweeney Francis Vernon Douglas, born in 1910 and raised in Johnsonville, was a Columban priest whom Japanese soldiers killed in the Philippines 70 years ago in 1943. During the Japanese occupation he was taken by secret police looking for information on guerillas. He was savagely beaten for three days, the presumption being that

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