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Peace and prayer outdo disruptive pro-abortion protesters

By Emilie Ng A GROUP praying outside a Bowen Hills abortion clinic to stop women from aborting their child were “unaffected” by a recent counter-demonstration supporting abortion and women’s choice. 40 Days for Life president Brendan Wong was praying outside the Marie Stopes clinic when 30 pro-abortion supporters arrived with megaphones and posters, being  “very noisy and aggressive” on April ... Read More »

Forty years full of faith

By Emilie Ng IMITATING St Joseph’s quiet yet faithful demeanor has been Sr Jenny Scari’s approach to ministering to God’s people as a Sister of St Joseph for the past 40 years. “I just like to be like St Joseph, quietly working in the background,” Sr Scari said. But over the past few weeks, Sr Jenny was brought out from ... Read More »

Siena seniors ready for blood donor challenge

THE RED Cross Blood Service’s 2013 Schools Challenge has been no mean feat for students at Sienna Catholic College in Sippy Downs. Last year the College’s Year 11 and 12 won the 2013 Queensland titles for Highest Total Donations and Highest Percentage of Student Body. In total students made 187 donations, making a total contribution rate of 87 per cent, ... Read More »

Leaders called to be light into Australia’s ‘darkness’

By Emilie Ng CATHOLIC leaders from around Australia will congregate in Melbourne this coming August with the hope “to bring the light of Christ into Australian society”. The John Paul II Australian Leaders Forum, founded by an independent group of lay Catholics, will bring together Catholic lay leaders and religious who inspire Catholic action in the world from August 1 ... Read More »

Helping African children learn with kindy project

FOUR Brisbane Catholic schoolteachers are calling for donations to give “joyous young children” three fully resourced kindergartens in a local village in Malawi, North East Africa. Corrie Shand, Louella Sparks, Dianne Riddle and Dianne McRoberts, staff of St James College,  Spring Hill, visited the Canossian Sisters in Malawi as part of an immersion trip over the summer school holidays. They ... Read More »

Building relationships

By Emilie Ng PARENTS and Friends Federation of Catholic Schools in Queensland is committed to shaping better parents, according to executive director Carmel Nash. To support parents improve their parenting skills, the federation is holding their Biennial Catholic School Parent Conference from April 25 -27. Almost 200 parents and other “significant people in Catholic education” from around the country attend ... Read More »

Sharing the love of Jesus

By Emile Ng WHEN Sally McEniry left her home in Victoria for Brisbane to study dance four years ago, she had no family to welcome her into her new home. But over the past year, the 23-year-old has found a “sense of family” within the Marist community of religious brothers, priests, and young adults. Between 2010 and 2013 Miss McEniry ... Read More »

Diving into new waters

SETON College Year 8 students Jackson Dunkley and Lucas Conroy have plunged into high school life with gusto thanks to the unceasing help from school staff. Jackson has cystic fibrosis combined with other physical impairments, but that has not stopped him from reaching his dreams. A school spokesman said while it had been difficult for Jackson to move around the ... Read More »

Carers renewed to serve

By Emilie Ng VOLUNTEERS of parish-based ministry Care and Concern received “nourishment, reflection and revitalisation” at a spirituality day on Saturday, March 1. Forty-five volunteers from Maroochydore, Nambour, Upper Mt Gravatt, Inala, Sunnybank, Camp Hill and Rochedale attended the reflection day at Manly. Care and Concern are parish-based volunteer services that offer hospitality catering, Communion at Home, visitation-social support, emergency ... Read More »

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