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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 »

Farewell brings new pastoral direction

Sr Kari Hatherall with Fr Vince Hobbs

PARISHIONERS from Holland Park-Mt Gravatt Parish bid farewell to their pastoral director Ursuline Sister Kari Hatherell on September 15.Sr Hatherell worked in the parish for nine years, in a role established by Archbishop John Bathersby in 2005 when the then parish priest Fr John Nee retired.As the primary leader of the parish, Sr Hatherell worked with several priests to celebrate ... Read More »

On fire for the faith

FAITH-FILLED young people took up the challenge to rise above the allure of secular culture and live for God at this year’s Ignite Conference. The four-day conference invited almost 1000 young people to unpack “The Call” that God has for their lives. The term “The Call” often implies a conversation about vocations and the main speakers raised the question of ... Read More »

Beaudesert school gutted by fire wins $20,000 to help rebuild

Beaudesert school gutted by fire wins $20,000 to help rebuild

ST Mary’s Primary School, Beaudesert has won $20,000 in a state-wide competition to rebuild the staffroom burnt down in a fire last month. The school beat more than 900 Queensland schools to win the QT Mutual Bank Staffroom for Improvement competition. More than 30,000 people registered to vote on the competition website, giving “apples” to schools and individual teachers. St ... Read More »

Our Lady honoured at Marian Valley

MORE than 600 people made the annual pilgrimage to Marian Valley, Canungra, for the Feast of the Nativity of Our Lady on Saturday, September 7. The feast day is regarded as one of the most significant celebrations for the Pauline Fathers, who as part of their charism oversee the popular Marian shrine. People were invited to pray to Our Lady ... Read More »

Imagining a new world with women fully alive

Imagine provides women living in Brisbane the chance to encounter Christ and transform their communities.

BRISBANE Catholic women’s movement Imagine celebrated their first anniversary last month. Lead by a team of six young Catholic women, Imagine provides women living in Brisbane the chance to encounter Christ and transform their communities. Many of the women involved in Imagine are young stay-at-home mums, full time career women and students. Their challenge for all women is to “live ... Read More »

Dreams of a united college campus realised

Brisbane Catholic Education executive director Pam Betts, principal Mark Stower and Archbishop Mark Coleridge after the opening of the new merged Mt Maria College campus.

MT Maria College officially opened its new “merged campus” in Mitchelton on August 31, completing the first three stages of the College Master Plan. Since 2006, the college has operated on two campuses, in Enoggera and Mitchelton, under the one principal. In 2009, parents, college staff and Brisbane Catholic Education representatives began plans to merge the two campuses onto the ... Read More »

Ordination date set

DEACON Neville Yun’s ordination to the priesthood for the Brisbane archdiocese has been confirmed for 7pm on Friday, November 29 at St Stephen’s Cathedral. He said it would be an exciting time. “People realise that it’s a big commitment for one person to serve the Church for their entire life,” he said. Deacon Yun said the Catholic community had been ... Read More »

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