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Street Swags founder Jean Madden leaves charity and is facing legal dispute

Jean Madden

THE chief executive officer of the Brisbane-based charity Street Swags is embroiled in legal action with the board of the organisation she founded. Jean Madden, Queensland 2010 Young Australian of the Year, founded Street Swags in 2005 and since then has provided tens of thousands of waterproof sleeping bags to homeless people across the country. Legal documents tendered to the ... Read More »

Clear Island Waters Church dedicated on pearl milestone

Clear Island Waters

GENEROUS Gold Coast Catholics contributed to the new altar and chapel inside Sacred Heart Church in Clear Island Waters, which was formally dedicated earlier this month. The church belongs to the same parish at Surfers Paradise where Bishop-elect Anthony Randazzo grew up and received his primary education. The bishop-elect returned to his childhood parish when it celebrated the dedication of Sacred ... Read More »

Krakow 2016: Brisbane Archbishop asks WYD pilgrims to ‘cross the road’ like the Good Samaritan

WYD pilgrims

YOUNG people making a pilgrimage to Krakow this month are a “summons” to the entire Church to ditch the “bad systems” which encourage a merciless heart, Archbishop Mark Coleridge said. Commissioning more 70 pilgrims at a Mass at St Stephen’s Cathedral on July 10, Archbishop Coleridge said the parable of the Good Samaritan, which was the weekend’s Gospel reading, exemplified ... Read More »

NAIDOC Week family fun day brings culture together

NAIDOC Week

THOUSANDS across south-east Queensland turned out to take part in the NAIDOC Week family fun day at Brisbane’s Musgrave Park on July 8. “It’s bringing all the culture into one spot and showing our achievements,” David Miller, a team member with the Archdiocese of Brisbane’s Murri Ministry, said. Featuring song, traditional dance, and art and crafts, the event is one of ... Read More »

The Beatitudes show the way of Christ, MGL priest Fr Ken Barker says

Fr Ken Barker

JOY and love are irresistibly attractive, says Fr Ken Barker, who is founder of the Missionaries of God’s Love and author of a new book The Way of Jesus: a reflection on the Beatitudes.  In a world desperately seeking happiness, Fr Barker’s book is a great guide to experiencing lasting joy and love.  The book, launched recently in St Thomas ... Read More »

Clergy relish trip down memory lane on jubilees

jubilarians

RETIRED priest Fr Bernie Costigan was 25 when he walked through St Stephen’s Cathedral to become a changed man. The year was 1966, and Fr Costigan was to take his first step on the long walk down the centre aisle to enter the priesthood. “Well, it was all very exciting in a way, and very humbling,” he said. Fifty years ... Read More »

Catholic Education Week “Opening Doors in the Year of Mercy”

Catholic Education Week

  CATHOLIC primary and secondary schools across Brisbane archdiocese have joined in the festivities to celebrate Catholic Education Week from July 24-30. The week’s theme for 2016 focuses around “Opening Doors in the Year of Mercy”, providing Catholic school communities with an opportunity to showcase and celebrate the high-quality, innovative work they do, while highlighting their holistic philosophy of education.  ... Read More »

Collector gives religious collection stamp of approval

Stamp collector

MAX Lennox is proud of his impressive collection of great religious art works – including The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci, and The Elevation of the Cross by Peter Paul Rubens. “While some of the greatest artists applied their talents to canvas, I have those wonderful canvases reproduced on stamps,” he said. Mr Lennox has amassed tens of thousands ... Read More »