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‘Green sex’ in line with Catholic teaching

Faith on Tap 2013-10-20

YOUNG Brisbane Catholics were told to speak up against the  pill, condoms and other artificial contraceptives at last Monday’s Faith on Tap. More than 80 young people heard an expert panel on a new movement encouraging “green sex”, or, natural and Church-approved alternatives to artificial birth controls. The guest panel included pharmacist Megan Sneddon, and FertilityCare practitioners Keiran Hobbs and ... Read More »

Faith formation vital in early years

Archbishop Julian Porteous 2013-10-20

TEACHERS at Catholic schools should not only teach the faith, but should be visible witnesses to it, a leading educator told the 15th annual Call to Holiness Conference in Brisbane last weekend. Catholic Education Office Sydney religious education and evangelisation director Anthony Cleary made the comments during his speech at the conference focusing on the Second Vatican Council. About 100 ... Read More »

New era for BCE in RE curriculum

BCE RE curriculum 2013-10-20

CATHOLIC students will be encouraged to “enter into a profound personal encounter with Christ” through the new religious education curriculum, Archbishop Mark Coleridge said. Archbishop Coleridge gave his blessing to the new curriculum at the launch on Friday, October 11 at Brisbane’s Mercure Hotel. The revised curriculum for Pre-school to Year 12 has been called “the most comprehensive update” since ... Read More »

Centre to give new life and energy to Marist ministries

Celebrating new Marist milestone

THE Marist Brothers Australian Province have continued the dream of their founder, St Marcellin Champagnat, with a new facility to serve Marist Schools, youth ministry, and international aid and development. The new facility, Marist Centre Brisbane, shares the same land as Marist College Ashgrove. Australian provincial leader Marist Brother Jeffrey Crowe officially opened the Marist Centre Brisbane on Friday, October ... Read More »

Catholic Guy coming to Brisbane

Catholic Guy

MARKING the Year of Faith, Perth’s Bruce Downes, also known as The Catholic Guy, will host a Brisbane West Deanery mission event from October 16 – 22.The Catholic Guy Team facilitate parish missions and retreats across Australia.This is the first time they have attempted to run a retreat for an entire Deanery.The deanery is also special for Mr Downes and ... Read More »

First visit to Latin Mass community

Archbishop and Confirmandi from Brisbane's Latin Mass community

BRISBANE Archbishop Mark Coleridge made his first visit to Brisbane’s Traditional Latin Mass Community to confer the Sacrament of Confirmation to 16 young people. It was the first time an Archbishop has visited the St Gregory’s Latin Mass Community in Brisbane. The 16 confirmation candidates, or Confirmandi, were aged between 12 and 20. Their confirmations were shared with a Pontifical ... Read More »

Igniting youth with passion for faith

BRISBANE’S Emmanuel Community has launched a new youth initiative with the hope to reinvigorate young people in the wider Catholic Church in Australia. The initiative, Ignite Youth, combines existing youth ministries, like Fuel, high school summer camp Zero Gravity, and the all-ages music conference The Beat, under one banner. The various events that would run under Ignite Youth include Ignite ... Read More »

Men and women are not equal in giftedness

man woman not the same

I am sorry to be the one to raise this issue but I am going to put it straight out there so there is no confusion – men and women are not equal. For two things to be equal they must be the same and it should be self-evident that a man and a woman are not the same. Not ... Read More »

Heaven’s fire ignites new life

Archbishop Mark Coleridge

THIS is Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge’s homily from the opening Mass at the Ignite conference on September 27, the feast day of St Vincent de Paul. THOSE of you who were in Rio for World Youth Day, or watched it on television in Australia, may recognise the mitre and the chasuble that I’m wearing.  They are the mitre and chasuble ... Read More »

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