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Legion of Mary active for 80 years in Queensland, saluting decades of service and a heart of prayer

THE Legion of Mary Queensland celebrated its 80th anniversary and its role in “strengthening belief and reconfirming the faith” with a Mass at St Stephen’s Cathedral, Brisbane. “Today we salute your members past and present for your commitment to the faith and its lived expression in the service you have offered the Church over these years,” Brisbane auxiliary Bishop Ken ... Read More »

Confraternity heavyweights strike crucial win over defending champions on first day of competition

POWERHOUSE St Brendan’s College, Yeppoon stormed through the first day of the Confraternity Carnival with a win over defending champions St Mary’s College, Toowoomba in a stirring first day of schoolboy rugby league in Bundaberg. On the same day that old boys Cameron Munster, Corey Oates and Ben Hunt were named in Queensland’s State of Origin squad, St Brendan’s held ... Read More »

St Mary’s gets ready to defend its shield title heading into Confraternity Carnival in Bundaberg

ALMOST a thousand Catholic school students from across Queensland will head for Bundaberg this weekend as rugby league’s famous Confraternity Carnival returns home for its 40th staging. “Confro”, as it has become known since its first staging in Bundaberg in 1980, has become a rugby league nursery, with half of this year’s Queensland State of Origin squad graduating from the ... Read More »

Church rolls on with its safety plans aimed at tightening protection and governance

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THE Church is pushing ahead with historic safeguarding measures aimed at tightening protection and governance – in line with recommendations of Australia’s Royal Commission into child sexual abuse. The National Catholic Safeguarding Standards – containing 10 criteria – is the latest tool to be adopted and, according to the presidents of Catholic Religious Australia and the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, ... Read More »

Australia’s Church owes its existence to missionaries and wants to hear their voice

MISSIONARIES – men and women – have always been an important and necessary part of the missionary activity of the Catholic Church in Australia. “Starting with the Irish, there have been many waves of priests and religious coming from other countries to Australia,” the Canberra-based director of the Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office Scalabrinian Father Maurizio Pettena said. Fr ... Read More »

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