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Final school days

CATHOLIC primary schools across Queensland said their final farewells to Year 7 students last week before they make the historic leap into high school next year. More than 12,000 Year 6 students are set to begin 2015 as high school’s newest intakes as Year 7 becomes the first step in secondary schooling for the first time in Queensland. Carina’s St ... Read More »

Rediscovering beauty

By Emilie Ng SYDNEY Catholic woman Judi Limbers hopes young Brisbane women can fight a culture of negative body image with help from her homegrown business, All.u.re Workshop. The educational organisation, formed in 2011, offers interactive and holistic beauty, friendship, social media and identity programs to schools and youth groups, primarily targeting 13 – 15 year old girls. As chief ... Read More »

‘You have to pray’

By Emilie Ng PRAYER saved internationally renowned French priest Fr Jacques Philippe from almost turning his back on God. The Community of the Beatitudes priest was in his mid-20s when he experienced “a time of crisis”. “I was a little lost and I did not go anymore to church,” Fr Philippe said. This short but difficult period, which Fr Philippe ... Read More »

New priest thanks God

By Emilie Ng BRISBANE’S newest priest Fr Stephen Camiolo has only God to thank for leading him towards his ordination at St Stephen’s Cathedral on Monday, December 8. Fr Camiolo, originally from Wooloowin, said his ordination was “above all … in thanks to God who got me here”. “After all the years of study, it’s finally come to fruition, and ... Read More »

Musical tradition continues

By Emilie Ng HOSTING music concerts inside Catholic churches could be an accessible form of outreach to religious sceptics, St Mary’s Church, South Brisbane music director Nicholas Ng said. The composer, performer and ethnomusicologist from Griffith University said a recent parish concert last week, which served traditional sacred music ensembles alongside “poppy” hymns, was an enticing way to experience the ... Read More »

St Finbarr’s students can’t turn a blind eye

St Finbarr's students with Blind Eye Ministries volunteers

TAKING a daily shower means more to Year 6 students at St Finbarr’s Catholic Primary School, Ashgrove, Claudia Nina and Zoe Goss after they visited a South Brisbane drop-in centre for the homeless. A trip to the Blind Eye Ministries drop-in centre, visited by 10 to 35 homeless people a day, showed the two school social justice members they couldn’t ... Read More »

Positive cultural change

By Emilie Ng GROWING expectations on young people to make better life choices contributed to “one of the best years” of Schoolies Week, Rosies Schoolies Week co-ordinator Cat Milton said. Ms Milton said the overall “positive” experience felt by Rosies volunteers working at the Schoolies Week safety response area at Surfers Paradise was due to a higher moral standard being ... Read More »

New priest for Rockhampton diocese

Fr Andrew Hogan

ROCKHAMPTON diocese opened their arms wide to welcome back local man Andrew Hogan not as a country boy, but as one of their newest priests. Born and raised in Rockhampton, Fr Andrew Hogan was ordained a priest by Rockhampton Bishop Michael McCarthy at St Joseph’s Cathedral last night Wednesday, December 4. A large congregation gathered to witness the ordination, including ... Read More »

Catholic cricketers’ tribute for Phillip Hughes

Vatican's bats

QUEENSLAND and New South Wales cricketers will put their bats out for Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes at the annual Catholic Super Bowl, an organiser has confirmed. Catholic Super Bowl organiser Anthony McCarthy confirmed that both the NSW and Queensland team would pay tribute to the late Mr Hughes ahead of their friendly game on December 13 in Brisbane Players will be ... Read More »

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