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Logan Catholic school’s hub builds community for isolated mothers and refugees

St Francis College Crestmead community hub

HOLLYE Erskine could have been one of those mums who lost contact with the outside world after giving birth, but a project at her local Catholic school provided a different option. The mother-of-three is a regular visitor to the Community Hub at St Francis College, Crestmead – a project that helps local families combat isolation. The hub is part of ... Read More »

Birkdale parish having musical fun with Nunsense for Timorese orphans

Nunsense

BIRKDALE Catholics are staging a production of hit Broadway musical Nunsense to fund the development of an orphanage in East Timor. Parishioners from St Mary MacKillop Catholic Parish, Birkdale, will bring to life Nunsense, the comical story of five nuns who try to raise money to bury a group of their sisters who died of botulism from a vichyssoise soup. ... Read More »

League star to talk about sex and relationships in Brisbane

Jason Stevens Talks Relationships

RUBGY league legend Jason Stevens will be in Brisbane next month to share the story behind his public promise to keep sex for marriage. Mr Stevens, a former player for the St George Dragons and the Cronulla Sharks, will address the annual Real Talk fundraising dinner to speak about the turning point that led him to give up a life ... Read More »

Australia’s first saint a source of inspiration for struggling families

Sister Marie Dowling

FAMILIES struggling to put food on the table could find hope from the life of Australia’s first saint, St Mary of the Cross. While the Fitzroy-born saint is well known for her battles against the hierarchical Church, Josephite Sister Marie Dowling believes the path to sainthood was seen in her unhappy family life. “I think the seeds of sainthood were ... Read More »

Catholic kindergarten making Jesus known to children turns 50

Canossa Kindy staff, mum and children

A CATHOLIC kindergarten in Brisbane that has “given God” to children from the past three generations has turned 50. Canossa Kindy was opened by the Canossian Daughters of Charity in Brisbane in 1967, and has since taught hundreds of children from the Coorparoo area and beyond. Some of the children who are enrolled at the kindy are grandchildren or children ... Read More »

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