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Q&A with Cardinal Mauro Piacenza

Q&A with Cardinal Mauro Piacanza, Major Penitentiary of the Holy Roman Church Lent is always a time to experience God’s mercy, and in this jubilee year, even more so. In conversation with Cardinal Mauro Piacenza, Major Penitentiary of the Holy Roman Church, he pointed out the thread that unites fasting, the indulgences and the works of mercy. And he reminded ... Read More »

St Rita’s College, Clayfield

St Rita’s College, Clayfield, is a Catholic secondary College for girls in the tradition of the Presentation Sisters. St Rita’s is administered by a Board and is sponsored by Mercy Partners. Current enrolment for Years 7–12 is 1030 students.  Applications are invited for the following teaching positions. Head of Library. Acting position. Full time maternity contract for Term 3 2016. Applications close ... Read More »

College Rector – Padua College

The Padua College Board and the Order of Friars Minor invite applications for the position of Rector from successful, visionary, inspirational and experienced Catholic educators to lead and infuse a contemporary Franciscan spirituality throughout the College’s educational programs. The life of St Francis and the ongoing ministry of the Franciscan Friars inspire our Mission to:  • Actively foster the Gospel ... Read More »

Principal (Secondary) – Two Schools

Brisbane Catholic Education invites applications for the following positions: Principal – Secondary • St Teresa’s Catholic College, Noosaville (enrolments 938) • St Mary’s College, Ipswich (enrolments 625) To apply – visit our Employment Page at www.brisbanecatholicschools.com.au Applications close at 11.00pm on Monday, 21 March 2016. Read More »

New Burleigh church foundation laid

Burleigh church

BURLEIGH Heads parishioners on the Gold Coast celebrated the laying of a foundation stone for their new Mary, Mother of Mercy Church on March 6. Standing atop Marymount where the Church will be built, apostolic nuncio Archbishop Adolfo Tito Yllana, blessed the foundation stone and prayed for the safety of workers during construction. Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge attended, as well ... Read More »

Year 2 student has thirst to help children in Madagascar

Young helper

SAVING water is no trouble for Year 2 student Nishan Lister, but saving money for children in Africa is even easier. Supported by prayers and enthusiastic classmates, the Year 2 student raised more than $850 to buy a water pump for children in Madagascar, where there is a shortage of clean water. “I love God and God wanted me to help ... Read More »

Students look to Jesus’ cross

Lenten cross

ON the wall in the corner of a classroom at Star of the Sea Primary School, Cleveland, is the outline of a large Lenten Cross. Inside this cross is a collection of smaller, paper crosses pinned to the wall.  On these paper crosses are written the Lenten promises of the Year 5/6 students. The cross is a constant reminder to ... Read More »

Dodson’s senate move a positive step

Pat Dodson

CATHOLIC peace and justice groups have welcomed the appointment of Aboriginal man Patrick Dodson’s as senator for the Australian Labor Party. Mr Dodson (pictured) was endorsed by Opposition Leader Bill Shorten to replace Senator Joe Bullock, who resigned over his opposition to same-sex marriage. Leaders from Brisbane archdiocese’s Catholic Justice and Peace Commission and Edmund Rice Centre praised Mr Dodson, ... Read More »

Townsville pastor Bishop Ray Benjamin dies

Bishop Emeritus Raymond Benjamin

TOWNSVILLE’S fourth bishop has died, aged 91. Bishop Emeritus Raymond Benjamin, who served as the fourth bishop of Townsville between 1984 and 2000, is mourned by Catholics in the northern Queensland diocese as a “leader before his times”. Bishop Benjamin turned 91 on February 24. Townsville diocesan administrator Fr Mick Lowcock described Bishop Benjamin as a “real pastor” of Townsville. “Many saw ... Read More »

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