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World Youth Day is not just a mountaintop experience

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WHEN someone embarks on a World Youth Day pilgrimage, the availability of daily Mass, adoration, communal prayer, reconciliation and praise and worship adds up to create countless opportunities for a tangible encounter with Christ.   After spending a week with millions of Catholics from all over the world praising God, who ... Read More »

Catholic teacher called to improve lives of indigenous youth

Teacher Majella Ritchie with two indigenous students

MAJELLA Ritchie knew nothing about Australian indigenous culture when she left university two years ago, but in two months she’ll be responsible for a handful of Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. The teacher at St Flannan’s primary school, Zillmere, is headed to Innisfail in January to greet 90 ... Read More »

Volunteer says future is safe with our schoolies

Recharge Zone at Schoolies on the Gold Coast

CAMERAS might show boozing and crude behaviour at the Gold Coast’s most infamous party, but volunteer Vacen Taylor knows a different side to Australia’s school leavers. Ms Taylor, who co-ordinates the Schoolies Recharge Zone, manned by Catholic charity Rosies, said the estimated 25,000 young people partying on the Gold Coast ... Read More »

St Stephen’s Cathedral to open holy portal for Year of Mercy

Fr David Pascoe at the holy door of St Stephen's Cathedral, Brisbane

THE holy door of St St Stephen’s Cathedral will be knocked on three times to mark the start of the Year of Mercy in Brisbane. Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge will strike the temporarily closed first right side door, the site of the holy door, at the cathedral on December 13. ... Read More »

Indigenous scholarships at stand-out success

Indigenous students win scholarship

PROFESSOR Cindy Shannon takes pride in the success the organisation she leads is having in “closing the gap” in education opportunities for indigenous young people. Prof Cindy Shannon, who chairs the Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Foundation (QATSIF), spoke of the organisation’s success at the 2015 Brisbane QATSIF graduation ... Read More »

God is Loretta’s conductor

Regents Park Catholic Loretta Anderson

MOTHERLY love became the stepping-stone that inspired Regents Park Catholic Loretta Anderson to pen 471 hymns over the past 32 years. Ms Anderson has 471 unpublished songs accompanied by journal entries on her life’s trials and triumphs gathering dust on a shelf in her home office. Her compositions include hymns ... Read More »

Catholic MP says Vic Govt wants to “crush Catholic influence” with same-sex adoption

CATHOLIC Liberal politician Bernie Finn suspects backlash against a religious exemption on Victoria’s new same-sex adoption law is an “ongoing war on Christianity”. Same-sex adoption became legal when Upper House passed the legislation on November 12, but with an exemption for faith-based agencies. The exemption is at the heart of ... Read More »

New Queensland seminary building to school future priests in mission

Blessing Queensland's seminary building

QUEENSLAND seminarians will start a new course giving future priests practical experiences to prepare young people for mission and evangelisation. Holy Spirit Provincial Seminary last week opened and blessed a new multi-purpose learning centre dedicated to the patron of missions St Francis Xavier.  It will be the hub for a ... Read More »

Catholic awards honour the humble

Winners of The Community Leader Awards 2015

GRANT Richards went from head chef to struggling homeless for 18 months, so he never believed he would be named one of Australia’s most inspiring Catholics. Mr Richards, known on the streets and in his blog as “Grant – Polity Guy”, took out the top award at The Community Leader ... Read More »

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