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New book on gifts of the Holy Spirit

Fr Ken Barker book, 2013-09-08

MISSIONARIES of God’s Love founder Fr Ken Barker has released a new book, Alive in the Spirit, which highlights the need to rely on the Holy Spirit in approaching the new evangelisation. The moderator of the MGLs, who will step aside to make room for a new leader next year, felt convicted that the Church needs to draw more on ... Read More »

Angus’ faith renewed at WYD Rio

LATE on Sunday, July 21, Angus Jones walked beneath a clear Rio de Janeiro sky that governed an unusually quiet Copacabana beach. Angus sunk his feet in the soft, white sand, gazing up at the roaring sea. Excitement rushed over him as he saw the brilliant white cross, placed squarely above the large stage sitting at the head of the beach. ... Read More »

Four-star rating for ACU

AUSTRALIAN Catholic University students will have extra confidence of tracking down a job work after graduation. ACU has received a four-star rating in all three crucial graduate outcomes categories in The Good Universities Guide to Universities, TAFEs and Higher Education Providers 2014. The categories are: Getting a Job, Positive Graduate Outcomes and Graduate Starting Salary. Vice-Chancellor professor Greg Craven said ... Read More »

School’s back after fire damage

STAFF and students of St Mary’s School,  Beaudesert, which was devastated by a fire on August 19, have great hope for the future. The school resumed classes on Friday, August 23. Principal Tim Stinson said the school community was “working our way through it all”. “There’s lots of hope that we’ll come out of this,” he said. Mr Stinson said ... Read More »

Time to focus on adoption problems

WOMEN’S Forum Australia research committee member Dr Joanna Howe said Australian politicians needed to focus on developing efficient adoption laws. These comments were made in support of a new research project and education campaign conducted by WFA into the barriers towards adoption in Australia. Dr Howe said WFA needed to raise $30,000 to continue their research into adoption. She said ... Read More »

Recognising sin, accepting mercy is the key to salvation

Pope Francis speaking

Jesus told his disciples that the entrance to heaven is like a “narrow gate,” not because God has made salvation so difficult, but because people find it difficult to recognise their sinfulness and accept God’s mercy, Pope Francis said. Jesus is “the gateway to salvation,” the pope said on August 26 before reciting the Angelus with visitors in St Peter’s ... Read More »

The nations gather to praise Jesus Christ

El Salvadorian dancers

NINE different choirs from ethnic communities throughout Brisbane archdiocese delivered a joyful soundtrack to this year’s Multicultural Mass held in St Stephen’s Cathedral on Sunday, August 25. Representatives from about 20 communities, including Chinese, Vietnamese, Spanish, Italian, South Korea, Sri Lanka and the Philippines, many in traditional national dress gave additional splashes of colour to the event. The Maronite and ... Read More »

Renewing life in the faith

Spirit seminar with MGLs

THREE members of the Missionaries of God’s Love united in Brisbane on August 24 to run a charismatic seminar at Twelve Apostles parish Jindalee. Sr Rosie Drum, Fr Dave Callahan of Canberra, and Melbourne Deacon Chris Eaton co-ordinated a Life in the Spirit seminar for Catholic Charismatic Renewal Brisbane.Life in the Spirit seminars are run by Catholic Charismatic groups, such ... Read More »

Our vocation is in God’s hands

Fr Jim celebrates milestone

CATHOLIC Psychiatric Pastoral Care chaplain Fr Jim Smith is one of five priests from the Banyo Seminary class of 1973 who this year celebrate 40 years since their ordination for the Brisbane archdiocese.Fr Jim celebrated the 40th anniversary of his ordination with a Mass with CPPC at St Patrick’s Church, Fortitude Valley on August 9 – the date of his ... Read More »

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