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Weipa pilgrim prepares to get a glimpse of Pope Francis with funding from Bishops

Teresa Lemaire

NORTH Queensland Catholic Teresa Lemaire is one step closer to catching “a glimpse” of her favourite pope after receiving a sponsorship to attend the World Youth Day in Poland. The 27-year-old from Weipa, Far North Queensland, was one of 12 young Catholics to receive $1000 from the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference youth ... Read More »

Broncos pay visit to generous giver in surprise party

Broncos make surprise visit

PAYING off groceries, coffee and petrol for strangers has earned a law firm secretary a free pop-up party with the Brisbane Broncos. Rebecca Buzacott has been anonymously buying items for strangers with Kindness Cards, an initiative of Australian online community Wake Up Project. “It’s just a case of walking into ... Read More »

Son of a preacher man returns ‘home’ to the Catholic Church

Peter Pellicaan

BRITAIN’S legendary Catholic convert Gilbert Keith Chesterton once said it was impossible to be fair to the Catholic Church without being fond of it as a consequence. A stint at a local newspaper prompted Chesterton to write a hefty 15-point defence of several truths on the Catholic Church.  There he ... Read More »

Diocese of Lismore – Leader of Pedagogy positions

The Diocese of Lismore has two Leader of Pedagogy positions available. For further information, click here: Lismore Diocese Apr 2016 Read More »

Asylum seekers on Manus Island write letters of hope to their former teacher

Manus Island teacher

REFUGEES in the Manus Island detention facility have written to a former teacher to express their joy after Papua New Guinea officials announced the centre would be closed. Catholic teacher Jacob Rice received “messages of jubilation” from his former students on the island when a Supreme Court ruling declared the immigration ... Read More »

Sippy Downs student rewarded for sacrifice and hard work

Scholarship winner

ALYSSA Murray nursed several sleepless nights to receive the perfect grades that led to an OP1 score and a scholarship to help her through university. The Siena Catholic College graduate and last year’s college captain was one of 10 Queensland students to receive the coveted TJ Ryan Memorial Medal and Scholarship ... Read More »

Abbott speaks clearly for Catholic view in Brisbane last week

Abbott Catholic view

FORMER prime minister Tony Abbott has urged Catholics to assert the Church’s teachings on traditional marriage in the lead-up to a highly divisive plebiscite. The Federal Member for Warringah made a public plea for Catholics and voting conservatives to make the case for retaining Australia’s definition of marriage even if ... Read More »

Brisbane parish praying for Syria after seeing images of children affected by bomb blast

BRISBANE’S Melkite Catholic Church community has expressed despair at the latest violence in Syria, and has vowed to dig deep to help war refugee families arriving in Brisbane. St Clement’s Melkite Church, South Brisbane parish priest Fr Elie Francis said the impact of the of the latest air strike on ... Read More »

This retired couple’s work in a Brisbane cafe is helping care for pro-life and pro-family groups

Joan Armstrong Majorie and Neville Williams

RETIREES dream of getting away from the daily grind, but not married couple Marjorie and Neville Williams.The long-time supporters of the country’s largest Catholic women’s peak body, the Catholic Women’s League, are the “heart and soul” of a coffee shop dedicated to fund the Brisbane archdiocese’s branch’s work.Mrs Williams has ... Read More »

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