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US author talks about new book on Theology of the Body

Emily Stimpson

AMERICAN Catholic writer Emily Stimpson released her new book, These Beautiful Bones: An Everyday Theology of the Body, in September. Well-known speaker and biblical theologian Dr Scott Hahn said it was a “unique combination of deep wisdom, practical insight and personal experience”.  Christopher West praised Stimpson for taking Theology of the Body “beyond the bedroom and applying the sacramental worldview ... Read More »

Adventure continues at 100

Centenary of faith: Good Samaritan Sister Dolores Carroll with Bishop Brian Finnigan at her 100th birthday celebration.

GOOD Samaritan Sister Dolores Carroll believes the key to a long, fulfilling life is study, travel and learning a new language. The well-travelled nun of 83 years celebrated her 100th birthday on November 4. On her birthday, Bishop Brian Finnigan celebrated a thanksgiving Mass at Marycrest Hostel, Kangaroo Point, where Sr Dolores lives. Bishop Finnigan was joined by Bishop Ray ... Read More »

Encouraging schoolies to lives full of faith

Faith on Tap crowd

MOVED by the tragic stories reported during Schoolies Week on the Gold Coast, Brisbane’s Faith on Tap team hope to encourage school leavers towards goodness and virtues at their next event in December. School leavers are invited to a special “Schoolies Edition” of FOT during the school holidays to connect with other Catholics before embarking on post-high school life. FOT ... Read More »

Brisbane archdiocese is going digital

Archbishop Mark Coleridge of Brisbane checks out the new app with vicar general Monsignor Peter Meneely and St Stephen's Cathedral associate pastor Fr Anthony Ekpo.

CATHOLICS will now have greater access to Brisbane archdiocesan news, liturgies and special events thanks to a new app, increased webcasting and the extension of The Catholic Leader in flipbook edition. These products and services are small but tangible signs carrying the vision of Blessed John Paul II, who said any new evangelisation must be “new in ardour, method and ... Read More »

Pope Francis surely God’s choice

US Cardinal Edwin O’Brien visited Brisbane last week, and journalist Emilie Ng covered his brief trip.   POPE Francis’ election as Pope was “God’s choice”, US Cardinal Edwin O’Brien said during his visit to Brisbane last week. Cardinal O’Brien shared several stories of Pope Francis and his approach as the Successor of St Peter with various Catholic groups at a ... Read More »

Attitudes to adoption key to abortion battle

By Emilie Ng ABORTION will end when the attitude towards adoption changes, guest speak-er Dr Joanna Howe said at the Cherish Life Queensland fundraising dinner on November 8. Dr Howe, 30, is a law lecturer at the Uni-versity of Adelaide, and a former NSW Rhodes Scholar. In her address, Dr Howe said there were three motivations for reforming adoption laws ... Read More »

Love and community at heart of Booval

By Emilie Ng LOVE and community is at the core of Booval’s Sacred Heart primary school’s new facility – the Amare Centre. The centre’s name is taken from the school’s motto, “Amare est Servire” – “to love is to serve”. Members of the school and parish community agreed the centre should be named in honour of the love shown by ... Read More »

Little boy makes himself at home on stage with Pope

Little boy makes himself at home on stage with Pope

POPE Francis’ kindness to a little boy who joined him on stage during a recent address to families “should not be a surprise”, Bris-bane youth worker Jess Woodward said. Pictures and memes of a little boy who sat on the papal chair have circulated on the Internet. “I think it’s made the whole world stop and look at the Catholic ... Read More »

St Vincent’s Hospital clinic easing burdens

St Vincent’s Hospital clinic easing burdens

DOCTORS and nurses at St Vincent’s Private Hospital Brisbane have  witnessed an “increased quality of life” in patients using the new Centre for Pain Management. Since opening in July, the centre has implanted more than 30 high-frequency spinal cord stimulators that have reduced debilitating neck and back pain. These stimulators have only been approved in Australia and Europe. St Vincent’s ... Read More »

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