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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 »

Being empty to allow Jesus in

  By  Sr Melissa Dwyer “Your emptiness is but your preparation for being filled.” –  Charles Spurgeon OFTEN we view the notion of emptiness as something negative. There can be a tendency to be uncomfortable with silence, and try to fill it with noise. We fill our free time with activity to avoid sitting with ourselves as we are. And ... Read More »

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