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Youth make ‘oldies’ feel younger

By Emilie Ng CHILDHOOD memories resurface whenever St Paul’s Villa residents spend time with the NET (National Evangelisation Teams) Ministries Brisbane team. NET Ministries Brisbane team members Pia Irwin, Kate Gilday, Niamh Healy, Luke Schoenfelder, Peter McMaster and Lachlan Wilson have been visiting residents at the Bardon aged-care facility since September. The visits are part of a new corporate partnership ... Read More »

Oblate time

By Emilie Ng AUSTRALIA’S first Missionary Oblate of Mary Immaculate to be appointed a bishop was “still in shock” days after accepting his appointment. Brisbane’s Iona College rector Bishop-elect Mark Edwards received an invitation two weeks ago from Australia’s former apostolic nuncio Archbishop Paul Gallagher “to discuss religious life in Queensland”. “I thought it had some credibility, as next year ... Read More »

Free Catholic resource now available

MOVING young people down from “mountain-top faith experiences” has prompted the release of a free online Catholic formation program, Ignite Grow. Grow is an interactive multimedia discipleship and leadership program developed by Brisbane youth ministry, Ignite Youth. The first series in the program, titled Follow, covers “what it means to know and follow Jesus”, explaining fundamental Catholic teachings. Ignite Youth ... Read More »

Redcliffe youth no longer strangers

By Emilie Ng ONE Brisbane seminarian has helped Redcliffe parish’s young people go from strangers to “best friends” in less than a year. High school students Sophie Coulon, Nat Chipa and Will Grounds have all grown up in Holy Cross parish, but never had any incentives to talk or socialise together until meeting seminarian Dominik Orih. The 29-year-old, who is ... Read More »

Noosa’s sailors setting sail

By Emilie Ng BRILLIANT blue skies provided the perfect background for the traditional fleet blessing at the Noosa Yacht and Rowing Club last month. Noosa parish priest Fr Mark Franklin presided at this year’s blessing, continuing a long-standing tradition. Fr Franklin said the blessing “commenced the season” for sailors and members of the club’s youth fleet. He blessed more than ... Read More »

Faith saved Sue Treweek from ‘hell’

By Emilie Ng INSTITUTIONALISED care almost killed Brisbane woman Sue Treweek as a young child. But the 49-year-old said her Catholic faith was the reason she is alive. Ms Treweek’s testimony of assault and unjustified institutionalisation is one of many featured in travelling showing at the Queensland Museum until November 17. She said her education stopped at 12, when she ... Read More »

The ‘jewel’ of Biggenden turns 75 with celebrations

By Emilie Ng WHEN Biggenden’s Catholic community opened the doors to St Peter’s Church on their 75th jubilee, the overwhelming crowd gave incredible hope to locals. More than 150 people “crammed” into the small timber church on October 19 to celebrate 75 years since it was built. The turnout was almost 15 times the number of usual Mass attendants, which ... Read More »

Sharing the truth

By Emilie Ng BRISBANE-based ministry Real Talk have made it clear that young Australians want nothing but the truth about sex and relationships. Real Talk founder Kym Keady and managing director Paul Ninnes said at their annual fundraising dinner on October 30 that more young people in Australia and New Zealand were choosing to save sex for marriage and stop ... Read More »

Human rights champion Dr Nicholas Tonti-Filippini dies    

AUSTRALIA’S “great defender of human life” Dr Nicholas Tonti-Filippini died in Melbourne on November 7, aged 58, after a lengthy battle with a chronic auto-immune disease.
 Dr Tonti-Filippini was surrounded by his devoted wife Mary Tonti-Filippini and family. His family said in an official statement made this afternoon that Dr Tonti-Filippini was “a valued brother and son, colleague, teacher, advisor and friend to ... Read More »

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