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Associate Case Officer – Professional Standards Office

  The Professional Standards Office (Queensland) assists Church Authorities across Queensland in preventing and managing incidents of abuse and misconduct by Church Personnel. The Associate Case Officer provides the Director and Case Officers with case management and administration support to enable the efficient management and resolution of cases. The key responsibilities include: • Providing general support to the Director and Case Officer to ... Read More »

Campus Minister – St Patrick’s College Mackay

Fixed Term Time – 20 hours per week The Campus Minister will be employed to work with both students and staff in a spiritual / pastoral ministry. Times are negotiable, however, the 20 hours will include working with students during school hours on most occasions and may occasionally include attendance at overnight retreats, youth group, weekend liturgies and camps. A Working with Children Check ... Read More »

Leadership Positions – Catholic Education, Diocese of Cairns

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced Catholic School leaders for the Leadership Position of Principal at the following schools within the Cairns Diocese: St Francis Xavier’s School, Manunda  Fixed Term Position (5 Year Contract) Commencing: 10 July 2017 Enrolment Numbers: 530 (Years P-6) St John’s School, Silkwood  Fixed Term Position (5 Year Contract) Commencing: 10 July 2017 Enrolment ... Read More »

Purcell family looks inward for life’s meaning and purpose

Gerry and Claire Purcell and their daughters

IT may be difficult for expectant fathers, who are doctors, to choose whether “to be the dad or be the doctor” when baby is on the way. Posing the question to expectant parents Gerry and Claire Purcell, who may welcome their third child between the writing of this story and its reading, it was the younger of them who answered ... Read More »

Leadership Positions – Catholic Education, Diocese of Cairns

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced Catholic School lead-ers for the Leadership Position of Principal at the following schools within the Cairns Diocese:  St Francis Xavier’s School, Manunda  Fixed Term Position (5 Year Contract) Commencing: 10 July 2017 Enrolment Numbers: 530 (Years P-6) St John’s School, Silkwood  Fixed Term Position (5 Year Contract) Commencing: 10 July 2017 Enrolment Numbers: 64 ... Read More »

Bishop-elect Tim Harris farewelled from his Gold Coast parish

Townsville Bishop-elect Tim Harris

“LIFE can change in an instant,” Bishop-elect Tim Harris said at his final Mass in Surfers Paradise parish on February 26. He will be ordained the sixth Bishop of Townsville on May 3. “I’ve been living and reflecting (on) this very thing the last few weeks, following the nuncio’s phone call (announcing the appointment to Townsville),” Bishop-elect Harris said to ... Read More »

Toowoomba IT experts help PNG students with technology

THE partnership between Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Kavieng, Papua New Guinea, and Toowoomba Catholic Schools has focused on opening up the world to the staff and students through Information and Communications Technology. Four years ago two ICT technicians Nathan Hetherington and Yang Poh, from the Toowoomba Catholic Schools Office, visited Kavieng and rebuilt the school’s server, deployed donated ... Read More »

Catholic Church authorities have paid $276.1 million in victim compensation

Justice Peter McClellan

THE Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has heard Catholic Church authorities have paid $276.1 million in victim compensation, treatment and other costs in the past 35 years. Counsel assisting the commission Gail Furness, told a commission hearing on February 16 that Church authorities had made the payments to thousands of child sexual abuse victims who came forward ... Read More »

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