Thursday, August 24, 2017
Username Password
Home » Author Archives: The Catholic Leader (page 30)

Author Archives: The Catholic Leader

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 »

Q&A with Peter Humeniuk

Peter Humeniuk

POPE Francis’s trip to Cuba last month paved the way for a historical meeting with Patriarch Krill of Moscow. It was the first time in history a Russian Orthodox patriarch and a Pope had met.  Aid to the Church in Need’s Russia expert Peter Humeniuk talks about the significant meeting for both the Catholic and Russian Orthodox church. Question: How ... Read More »

Fijian tragedy as mother dies saving nine children from cyclone

Family in mourning

AS Fiji’s clean-up after Cyclone Winston continued with international support, there are painful and tragic stories of the night the storm struck, claiming 42 lives. Cyclone Winston tore through on February 19, with winds of 330km/h devastating the region. The village of Oelekuro, a remote community of 400 in the province of Tailevu, is still reeling from the extensive damage ... Read More »

God’s on Fr Nigel’s side

Fr Nigel Sequeira

SPIN a globe in your hands and stop on a random point. Any continent. Any hemisphere. There is a good chance you will stop near a place that Fr Nigel Sequeira has called home. It may be Tanzania, on Africa’s eastern central coast, where Fr Nigel was born. Perhaps it’s India, where he attended boarding school, or Ireland, where he ... Read More »

Pilgrims gather together to prepare for World Youth Day

World Youth Day

PILGRIMS from a number of Brisbane groups who are travelling to World Youth Day this year gathered together recently for a night of formation with representatives from the Sydney Jewish museum.  The Brisbane Catholic Education Religious Education team organised for Dr Ari Lander and Yotam Weiner from the museum to travel to Brisbane to present on Holocaust education in schools ... Read More »

Write for Australia’s best Catholic newspaper

  CALLING ALL YOUNG WRITERS! Got something to say about your generation? Want to explain what it means to be a young Catholic? Then maybe you’re meant to write for The Catholic Leader, voted Australia’s best Catholic newspaper. The Catholic Leader in Brisbane is looking for young Catholic teenagers to write a regular column on our yet-to-be-released new youth page. All you ... Read More »

Scroll To Top