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A child loved by all

HAVING just read your story on Down Syndrome, I feel I could cry (CL October 26). Not for the children, but for the parents who will never know the absolute joy they have missed out on. We were privileged to have our son born in 1964 with Down Syndrome. The first time we knew that there was a problem was ... Read More »

Leading Catholic teachers win state awards

Catholic teachers win

QUEENSLAND Catholic education’s “alpha and omega” were among those recognised as the state’s most inspiration teachers last week. St Joseph’s Nudgee College principal Daryl Hanly, who will be retiring in December after a 50-year career, and second-year teacher at St Ursula’s College, Toowoomba David Rawson were among five recipients of the Queensland College of Teachers’ Excellence in Teaching awards. Mr ... Read More »

Drop-in centre reaches the darkest pockets of society

By Emilie Ng MEMBERS of a grassroots Catholic ministry have established their first drop-in centre to provide greater support and intervention for Brisbane city’s vulnerable. Brisbane-based outreach Blind Eye Ministries has been ministering to the city’s homeless, marginalised indigenous and those struggling with unwanted or unplanned pregnancies since 2010. Blind Eye Ministries co-ordinator Roby Curtis said the drop-in centre would ... Read More »

Nudgee Old Boys ‘still kids’ 60 years on

By Emilie Ng CLASSMATES from St Joseph’s Nudgee College’s 1954 class may be 60 years older, but their recent reunion last month released their inner teenage spirits. More than 90 men who graduated from Nudgee College in the late 1950s returned to their beloved school for a celebration Mass and lunch, including the former 1954 school captain Tom McDonnell. Old ... Read More »

Many voices wanted for direction in youth ministry

BRISBANE Catholics concerned for youth and their faith formation are invited to take a new survey released by the archdiocese’s youth project last week. Archdiocesan youth project officer Teresa Delsorte hoped answers from the survey were “a true reflection of people’s thoughts and opinions of youth ministry in the archdiocese”. “My hope would be that at the end of the ... Read More »

Catholic teachers among state’s most inspirational educators

TWO Catholic educators have been honoured by Queensland’s prestigious education awards at tonight’s World Teachers’ Day celebrations in Brisbane’s Parliament House. St Joseph’s Nudgee College principal Daryl Hanly received the top award for his outstanding contribution to teaching. The Queensland College of Teachers regarded Mr Hanly as “one of the most highly respected educators in the state”. St Ursula’s College, ... Read More »

Students give full support to Jamaica’s youth

By Emilie Ng CONCERN for children living in poverty brought more than 500 Brisbane Catholic school students together for World Children’s Mission  Day celebrated in Australia on October 22. Representatives from more than 20 Catholic schools in Queensland gathered for a World Children’s Mission Day Mass at St Stephen’s Cathedral organised by the Church’s international mission aid agency, Catholic Mission. ... Read More »

The fruit of my journey

FR ROB Galea has returned to the music scene with his new album Something About You, released on October 25. Fr Galea is an internationally renowned Catholic musician whose work is celebrated for its passion and its exploration into the deeper side of Catholic life. “Something About You is the fruit of my journey as a new Catholic priest,” Fr ... Read More »

Marriage all about children


By Emilie Ng CHRISTIANS supporting natural marriage have called Federal opposition leader Bill Shorten’s statements supporting same-sex marriage at a recent Christian conference as a “weak” media stunt. Mr Shorten, (pictured) a Catholic who attended a Jesuit school in Melbourne, told attendees at the Australian Christian Lobby national conference in Canberra on October 25 that he was a Christian and ... Read More »

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