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SCU health care students go out in the community

Pulse reading

HEALTH students have been providing health checks to doctors, nurses, allied health workers and other staff at Lismore’s St Vincent’s Hospital and St Joseph’s Nursing Home out of the Southern Cross University Mobile Health Clinic. Students studying osteopathy, clinical exercise physiology, nursing and occupational therapy at Southern Cross University delivered the week-long health and wellness program in April as an experiential ... Read More »

Q&A with Anne-Marie Westby

Anne-Marie Westby classroom

Anne-Marie Westby is a Year 2 teacher at St Ita’s Primary School, Dutton Park, and since September she has taken on the responsibility as the Summer Surf Girl representative at Point Lookout Surf Life Saving Club, North Stradbroke Island, raising vital funds.  Q. Did you always want to go into teaching?  A: No, I think originally I wanted to be ... Read More »

Brigidine students win 2016 Premier’s Anzac Prize

Brigidine students

STUDENTS at Brigidine College are helping to keep the Anzac spirit alive for this generation of students. When Queensland Education Minister Kate Jones announced the recipients of the prestigious 2016 Premier’s Anzac Prize, two of the eight recipients were Brigidine students.  Year 12 Brigidine College winners Sophie Austin and Tia Shadford will be in Gallipoli and at the Western Front ... Read More »

What is the process required to have a marriage annulled?  

We know what an annulment is and what it is not, but how does the Tribunal decide whether a marriage is null?  Paul Shogren explains in the third instalment of Marriage Matters. Transcript: The process to have a marriage declared null, which is a better way of putting it, is quite simple really. The Tribunal has the task of obtaining as ... Read More »

Our Lady of Dolours’ students go the extra mile

Walking for Water Our Lady of Dolours'

MARCH 24 may have been the last day of term, but for students at Our Lady of Dolours Catholic Primary School, in Mitchelton, there was no time to take it easy. Principal Patrick Davis said a small group of Year 6 student leaders organised the full day of activities to support the annual Project Compassion appeal and the work of ... Read More »

ACU encouraging students to have study adventure overseas

ACU Students in Rome

STUDENTS get more than just a fun time overseas with employers and recruiters including these international experiences more and more on their checklists, associating them with personal growth, open-mindedness, intercultural skills, and independence. ACU Provost Professor Pauline Nugent said the ACU Rome Centre with The Catholic University of America is well placed to offer students a rich international experience, including ... Read More »

What exactly is an annulment?


Paul Shogren is back with another episode of Marriage Matters, this time to explain what an annulment is and what it is not. Transcript: Question:  We hear the word all the time, but what exactly is an annulment? Answer: An annulment, or to use the more precise term, a declaration of nullity, is a determination by a Church Tribunal (or in certain ... Read More »

Brisbane Oratory turns one in May

MAY 26 this year marks the first anniversary of the formal beginning of the Brisbane Oratory in Formation.  On that day last year the decree of Archbishop Mark Coleridge came into effect placing the Oratory in Annerley-Ekibin parish for its beginning.  A further two years must be spent in this formation mode before a petition can be presented to the ... Read More »

What is the difference between a Sacramental and a civil marriage?

Marriage Matters

If a non-Catholic asked you to explain the difference between marriages in the Catholic Church and marriages outside the Church, could you do it? If you think you’d be scratching your head for an answer, you’ve come to the right place. Paul Shogren is the host of The Catholic Leader’s new series, Marriage Matters, inspired by Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation, ... Read More »

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