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Brisbane’s ‘beacon’ on Bage St to mark major milestone

Corpus Christi Church, Nundah

NUNDAH’S Catholic community will celebrate a centenary milestone next month with Masses and a pilgrimage to St Stephen’s Cathedral.Corpus Christi church, Nundah, known for its copper dome and red brick, will host a Mass to mark the 100th anniversary since the foundation of the suburb as a Catholic parish in 1916.Parish priest Fr Bernie Gallagher, who arrived in the parish ... Read More »

Seventy-five per cent of Syrian population live in poverty

Syrian girls walking near rubbish

FIVE years after the Syrian civil war began, the conflict’s legacy is one of the biggest humanitarian crises since the Second World War.In response, one of the largest humanitarian networks, Caritas, has reached 1.8 million Syrians in its programs in the past year alone.Caritas Australia’s head of emergencies Melville Fernandez said after five years 250,000 people had died, 12.2 million ... Read More »

Fr Don Smith remembered for compassion and care

Father Don Smith Close Up

FR Don Smith, who died in Townsville recently aged 85, was remembered as a caring and     compassionate man.Fr Smith, a priest for more than 60 years, died at Townsville’s Mater Hospital on March 10 and his funeral Mass was celebrated at Sacred Heart Cathedral on March 21.Ordained at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Ayr, on June 26, 1955, ... Read More »

Bishop ‘a great man, a great leader and a great shepherd’

Raymond Benjamin Funeral

THE late Bishop Raymond Benjamin was a much-loved leader of Townsville diocese, and during his Vigil and Sharing of Memories people paid tribute to him and told many stories of the wonderful man.Bishop Benjamin, the fourth Bishop of Townsville, was buried on March 17 in Sacred Heart Cathedral, Townsville. He died on March 7.Fr Terry Lyons, a priest of the ... Read More »

Bishops condemn exposing children to pornography

Bishop Peter Commensoli

AUSTRALIA’S Catholic bishops have called pornography exposure among children “a form of abuse” in a submission published by a Senate inquiry last week.The Bishops’ Commission for Family, Youth and Life of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference made a submission to a Senate inquiry into the harm done to children through online pornography.The submission said children “have a right to be ... Read More »

Aged care residents receive visits for Year of Mercy

Year of Mercy visits

RESIDENTS at Regis Aged Care, Salisbury, are experiencing the spirit of the Year of Mercy thanks to visits from Year 5 and 6 students from St Pius X Catholic Primary School. Assistant principal for religious education Kelly Short said the students were developing a hands-on understanding of how to provide Christian service for their local community. “By putting social justice ... Read More »

We head for Poland as pilgrims, not tourists

World Youth Day

TWO million pilgrims are set to pass through Poland’s city of churches with one mantra – not to be labelled tourists.   Among the millions, there will be 26 young people from Brisbane walking through Krakow in July, proudly wearing the badge of pilgrims.  For the first time in World Youth Day history, the number of pilgrims will out-number the ... Read More »

Record number brave the shave at St Columba’s

Brave shave

SQUEALS of delight rang out at St Columba’s School, Wilston, as hair fell to the ground. Hair clippers buzzed as student after student made their way to the stage. Then the roar went up – “Zero”, “Zero”, “Zero” – as teacher and organiser of the school’s annual Shave for a Cure Ricardo Bonasia took his seat. It was his turn ... Read More »

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