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Praying with the universal Church

By Emile Ng GREGORIAN chant is making a return to St Stephen’s Cathedral every Sunday afternoon with the addition of Vespers to the schola’s musical program. Members will raise their voices in the St Stephen’s Chapel every Sunday at 3pm to join the global Church in singing Vespers, one of the prayers in the ancient Liturgy of the Hours, also ... Read More »

Ocean of faith

By Emilie Ng NOBODY but God could have mustered the miraculous support Gold Coast priest Fr Tim Harris received when he promised a new church for Broadbeach Catholics. After promising to rebuild Stella Maris Church more than four years ago, Fr Harris stood an “overwhelmed” but “happy man” as about 1000 people witnessed Archbishop Mark Coleridge dedicate Stella Maris Church ... Read More »

Love conquering life without limbs

By Emilie Ng DEVOTED married couple Matthew and Diane Ames are living proof that a strong marriage can help conquer any struggle, even life without limbs. The St Thomas Camp Hill parishioners have been married for nearly 20 years, but their relationship tightened when Mr Ames had all four limbs amputated less than three years ago. The two “soulmates” as ... Read More »

Giving it all up for God

By Emilie Ng YOUNG Australians who don’t know God should prepare themselves for an impromptu visit from Brisbane Catholics Nick Kelly and Emilie Piat . Nick, a civil engineering student, and recent high school graduate Emilie left their Brisbane homes last month to share their faith around the country with NET (National Evangelisation Teams) Ministries Australia for one year. They ... Read More »

Home for foreigners

By Emilie Ng BEENLEIGH parishioners Therese Flynn-Clarke, Monica Boucek and Marleine Azar once considered themselves foreigners in their local Catholic community. But on the cusp of the parish’s 60th anniversary, these three women now call St Patrick’s nothing but home. Their first encounters and the stories of many Beenleigh Catholic parishioners will be published in a memorial book in time ... Read More »

Everyone matters at St Rita’s

By Emilie Ng THREE student leaders at St Rita’s College, Clayfield, have garnered their artistic skills to remind the school community about the dignity of the human person. School captain Freya van der Wal, and vice-captains Zara Gomez and Olivia Osborne invited all staff and students to pen their names and personal strengths on paper to help form a giant paper ... Read More »

Church brings healing to life

By Emilie Ng HYPNOTHERAPY was no match for the healing power Kelli Buhse received from sitting in the pews of a Catholic church less than two years ago. Mrs Buhse said the Church provided her answers to deal with post-natal depression and a range of other family issues. “I’ve had post-natal depression since I had my daughter, and she’s turning ... Read More »

New nuncio ‘big lift’ for Filipinos

By Emilie Ng BRISBANE Filipinos were proud to learn that Australia’s newly appointed papal nuncio hailed from their motherland. Philippines-born priest Fr Marce Singson was “so happy” to hear fellow Filipino Archbishop Adolfo Tito Yllana was appointed Australia’s papal nuncio. Despite knowing little about the new nuncio, Fr Singson said the recent appointment of Naga City-born Archbishop Yllana as Australia’s representative ... Read More »

Busking for Queensland kids

By Emilie Ng FOUR Catholic schoolgirls hit all the right notes when they gave their Christmas busking money to the founders of Queensland’s only children’s hospice – Hummingbird House. Sisters Olivia and Ruby Fox, and twins Stephanie and Rachel Anderson, who together perform as Sorella String Quartet, raised $900 for the palliative care facility by busking at Brisbane’s Queen Street ... Read More »

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