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Former barrister-turned-liturgist says liturgy is ‘food for the soul’

Susan Fajardo

SUSAN Fajardo loves the Mass, but certain things that sometimes happen when she’s there disturb her intensely. She gets so disturbed that she’s taking on years of study to give herself a chance to do something about it. It all started when a priest in her suburban Brisbane parish gave her the role of liturgist, and trained her in preparing ... Read More »

Stradbroke Island’s Quandamooka people proud to continue Catholic faith 175 years after first missionaries arrived

Aunty Rose Borey and family

NORTH Stradbroke Island Catholic community elder Aunty Rose Borey had every reason to be brimming with pride when she turned up for Mass last Sunday. Not only was her beloved St Paul of the Cross Church at Dunwich packed for the 175th anniversary of the first Catholic mission to Aboriginal people in Australia, but four of her great-grandchildren were being ... Read More »

Humming St Augustine’s way

Tony MacPherson

TONY MacPherson was mowing the lawn one day and he started humming a tune – a tune that would change his life. That was 26 years ago, in the days when he was a teacher at Villanova College, an Augustinian school at Coorparoo in the southern suburbs of Brisbane, not far from Wynnum where he grew up in a staunch ... Read More »

New Brisbane bioethics director tackling the big questions

Dr David Kirchhoffer

LIFE, love and learning have moved Dr David Kirchhoffer from one side of the world to the other. Born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, David is now settled in Brisbane with his wife, raising their two young sons. He’s followed the path of academia out of Africa to Belgium and then to Australia. On the way, he’s completed a ... Read More »

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