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Fr Jose on uni ‘mission’

STUDY is not a new concept for Carmelite of Mary Immaculate Father Jose Thekkemuriyil. At 15, after just having completed Year 10 in his hometown in Kerala in the south of India, Fr Jose received a letter from a priest inviting him to join the CMIs. He accepted the invitation, and spent the next 14-and-a-half years in formation at the ... Read More »

Missionaries of God’s Love celebrate special recognition from the Church

THE Church rejoiced in Canberra on Saturday, February 8, at the inauguration of the Missionaries of God’s Love as a religious institute. The order’s 20 priests and numerous brothers stood before a packed St Christopher’s Cathedral to publicly profess their perpetual vows of poverty, chastity, obedience and mission. A similar number of consecrated brothers renewed their initial vows. It has ... Read More »

Off to uni with $60,000 lift

A FORMER student of St Columban’s College, Caboolture, has been awarded a $60,000 scholarship set up by the Federal Government to increase the number of professional indigenous health practitioners. The Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarship was established in recognition of Dr Arnold “Puggy” Hunter who played a significant role in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. The competitive scholarship was awarded ... Read More »

Indian priests set to open Brisbane base

THE Missionary Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament will establish its first Australian mission house in Brisbane on February 23. The establishment of the Australian MCBS mission house would bring a greater unity among Queensland’s eight MCBS priests, two in Toowoomba and six in Brisbane. MCBS priest Fr Joseph Thottankara will also be installed into his new parish at Holland Park-Mt ... Read More »

Anything to help end child abuse welcome

Archbishop Mark Coleridge

ARCHBISHOP Mark Coleridge has defended the Vatican’s response to the United Nations report on the Church’s response to child sexual abuse cases in an interview with the ABC Radio’s The World Today recently. A report from the UN released in early February urged the Vatican to “immediately remove all known and suspected child sexual abusers”. Archbishop Coleridge said the report ... Read More »

Fresh hope for seminary

THREE young men from Brisbane started their first year in Holy Spirit Provincial Seminary “wide eyed with hopes and aspirations” last Sunday, February 9. Former lawyer Sebastian Condon, 24, international business manager Jack Ho, 29, and passionate youth worker Michael Tanuvasa Kelemete, 23, entered their first year as seminarians for the Brisbane archdiocese this year. They followed in the footsteps ... Read More »

Sharing the love of Jesus

BRISBANE-based youth retreat team Project Hatch has a new energy for 2014, partnering with the St Vincent de Paul Society, Vocations Brisbane and welcoming in five new team members. Project Hatch Director Dave Jorna said he was keen to be in their new office sharing with Vocations Brisbane, and looked forwarding to connecting with “more likeminded people”. One of those ... Read More »

Forever for the young

FATHER Wally Dethlefs is the bearer of Good News. The retired priest, 74, from Brisbane, has changed the lives of thousands of young Queenslanders crying out for a listening ear, desperate to be seen as dignified human beings. While the humble priest could live on without any recognition, he was this year awarded a Member of the Order of Australia ... Read More »

Petrie parishioners build Ugandan links

CATHOLICS in a small parish in Uganda are seeing the fruits of a partnership with Our Lady of the Way Parish, Petrie, as construction on their new church started this month. For the past six years, the Petrie parish has supported St Bruno’s Parish, Uganda, with about $50,000 in donations. In late January, the parish transferred a donation of about ... Read More »

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