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Golden couples a rare commodity in 2018

GREY clouds couldn’t take the sparkle from the eyes of Barry and Lorraine Searle during the 2018 Golden Wedding Anniversary Mass in Brisbane. The Searles stood side-by-side with an assemblage of marriage experts at St Stephen’s Cathedral on October 6, to renew their vows and celebrate 50 years of marriage. “The whole group stood up, we held hands, looked each ... Read More »

Schoolies’ drinking culture taking a leap in the right direction

SCHOOLIES Week has earned a reputation as being a perilous and sinful environment for school-leavers. Scenes of violence, binge-drinking, illicit drug-taking and sexual predation have become fodder for the mainstream news cycle. One man, however, believes all that is changing. Andy Gourley is the national co-ordinator for Red Frogs Australia, a support network for university students and school-leavers run by ... Read More »

Archbishop Mark Coleridge challenges students faith on QUT campus visit

BRISBANE Archbishop Mark Coleridge has celebrated a Mass with QUT’s Freedom Catholic Mission on Campus – a lay Catholic movement committed to the Church’s call of evangelisation. Archbishop Coleridge encouraged students to consider their time on campus as a tremendous gift. During his homily he spoke of an infamous documentary film and warned the students not to fall for the ... Read More »

‘50 years of marriage is like a 50-point triple word score … it takes time’

MICHAEL and Anne Goodwin might be considered somewhat of an anomaly in today’s culture. This month the couple celebrated 50 years of marriage, 50 years of friendship, and 50 years of true love. On Saturday, October 6, the Goodwins will renew their wedding vows and commemorate the sacrament of matrimony at St Stephens Cathedral’s annual Golden Wedding Anniversary Mass. The ... Read More »

Little Joshua Thomas first in line for Syro-Malankara baptism in Brisbane parish

FOUR-month-old Joshua Thomas has received a unique and historic welcome into the Catholic Church becoming the first Syro-Malankara baptism in Brisbane. Co-ordinator of the Syro-Malankara community in Australia Fr Stephen Kulathumkarotte baptised Joshua with Fr Prem Kumar Rethnamony at St Agatha’s Church, Clayfield, during a small, but vibrant celebration. The Syro-Malankara Church has close to 500,000 members – the majority ... Read More »

Friar urges respect and care for ‘God’s work of art’ at World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

WARNINGS about the environmental implications of people neglecting their spiritual and emotional sides have been issued by a Franciscan Friar during Mass for the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation in Brisbane. Speaking at Australian Catholic University, Brisbane, Fr Paul Rout, an Australian priest who lectures in Franciscan Spirituality at the University of London, warned that an ... Read More »

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