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Vincentian leader Brian Moore remembered as a Christian role model who lived his life for others

FORMER St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland state president Brian Moore, who regularly wrote a column for The Catholic Leader, has died from a long-term illness. A Vinnies member for more than 50 years, Mr Moore held various roles as a Vincentian, including state president, senior vice president of the society’s state council, diocesan president Toowoomba and regional president in ... Read More »

Budget hits hard – government ignores the plight of Australians in need, Vinnies says

THE 2019 Federal Budget continues to ignore Australia’s most disadvantaged citizens, St Vincent de Paul Society national president Claire Victory said.  Ms Victory said the Budget, delivered by Treasurer Josh Frydenberg, failed to address two dominant drivers of poverty and disadvantage in Australia – the soaring costs of basic housing and below-poverty-level income support payments.  “We are disappointed this Budget ... Read More »

Nudgee students shave the day, raising money to stop cancer and increase awareness

ST Joseph’s, Nudgee College students have shaved their locks and raised more than $10,000 for the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave.  The students promoted their efforts to family and friends via social media and word of mouth, as well as promoting it around the college in daily notices, via bill boarded posters and presented to the community on full school ... Read More »

Turning dialogue into action – summit about tackling abuse needs to be more than just words

BRISBANE Archbishop Mark Coleridge has appealed for concerted Church action and cultural change ahead of the summit on clerical sexual abuse Pope Francis has called for February 21-24 for the presidents of bishops’ conferences around the world.  “There will be many words spoken in discussion, in prayer and so on, but if those words don’t give birth to action and ... Read More »

Moving from OP to ATAR on track for all Brisbane Catholic Education schools

A NEW pathway to tertiary study for Queensland’s senior students is coming and Brisbane Catholic Education schools are prepared for the changeover. From 2019, a student who starts Year 11 in Queensland will graduate Year 12 with an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR), replacing the Overall Position (OP). An ATAR is a number ranging between 99.95 (highest) to zero (lowest) ... Read More »

Faith unites and strengthens Our Lady of the Valley parish at joyful Christmas Celebration

RIVALRIES between Gatton and Laidley were laid to rest in 2016 when the Catholic faith communities amalgamated, becoming Our Lady of the Valley Parish.  The sporting rivalries continue, but everyone was a winner on November 23 when parishioners, family and friends of the Gatton Laidley parish gathered at the Laidley Cultural Centre to celebrate the spiritual strength of our community ... Read More »

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