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Time to stand up for faith

By Emilie Ng SYDNEY barrister Sophie York challenged more than 200 Catholic business and professional leaders at last week’s Assembly of Catholic Professionals to correct the “Godless trend” rising in modern Australian culture. Ms York, a mother of four and one of 12 children, said Catholic leaders should use their influence in society to stand against the view that Australia ... Read More »

Your Choice magazine out this weekend

Your Choice magazine 2014

QUEENSLAND Catholic Education schools and organisations will feature in this year’s annual Your Choice magazine released this week with every issue of The Catholic Leader.  The magazine features 52 Catholic schools and organisations throughout Queensland, highlighting the value of Catholic education in the community. Your Choice magazine is a joint effort between the Queensland Catholic Education Commission and The Catholic ... Read More »

Albany Creek set for its biggest fair

By Emilie Ng LOVE for the Albany Creek Catholic community keeps parishioner Greg Adams coming back to convene the annual Albany Fair, which this year turns 25. Mr Adams’ ongoing commitment over the past five years was a response to the generosity shown by the parish and school community after he had organised his first fair. “I ran my first ... Read More »

Families benefit from Nudgee generosity

By Emilie Ng TRUCKLOADS of cattle feed, vegetables, baked goods and pantry items arrived to drought-stricken families in Longreach last week as a result of a Fodder Drive run by Nudgee’s Catholic school community.  Families from St Joseph’s, Nudgee College donated a total 70 tonnes of feed, 3.5 tonnes of vegetables, more than 800 containers of homemade Anzac biscuits and ... Read More »

Volunteers help get youth off the streets

VOLUNTEERS are the “heart and soul” of charity organisation Youth Off The Streets, according to founder and chief executive officer Salesian Father Chris Riley. Fr Riley acknowledged the 478 Youth Off The Streets volunteers at an honouring event on May 14 coinciding with National Volunteers Week from May 14-20. National Volunteers Week’s theme this year was the power of volunteering, ... Read More »

Cow Horse competition is not so much about the winning but enjoying the ride

WHEN Bridget Barkle jumps on her horse for equestrian competitions, she doesn’t ride to win. The Year 11 student at St Mary’s College, Kingaroy, competed at the second annual Cow Horse competition this year at Nanango. “It’s not all about winning, but having a good time,” Bridget said. Meeting the other 120 student competitors from across 14 South Burnett schools, ... Read More »

Donation to help scholars

By Emilie Ng THEOLOGICAL education for Catholic schoolteachers will be enhanced thanks to a “thoughtful gift” given by a committed Catholic couple in Brisbane. Dr Felice and Del Zaccari wanted to create a long-lasting positive difference in the lives of students and teachers of Catholic schools. They approached Brisbane Catholic Education last year with the idea of establishing an endowment ... Read More »

Friars’ welcome for asylum seekers

A NEW outreach run by the Capuchin Friars has become a place of welcome for asylum seekers and refugees settling into their new home in Brisbane. To support the new outreach, the “welcome was extended a little further” as the Capuchin Friars and a team of young volunteers hosted a benefit to support the friars’ outreach work. The new young ... Read More »

De La Salle Brother on a mission to love

Br Damian Nanayakkara

By Emilie Ng  LOVING the unloved is De La Salle Brother Damian Nanayakkara’s mission. Br Damian recently visited students and staff at Southern Cross Catholic College in Scarborough for two weeks as part of their ‘Brothers in residence’ program during La Salle week from 16 – 20 April. He also celebrated his Golden Jubilee with the school community and the ... Read More »

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