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Mums and dads not just ‘fundraising machines’

CATHOLIC mum Kaylene Campbell doesn’t believe handing over a credit card to her son’s school is the best way to support his senior secondary education. The mother of two boys and Brisbane archdiocesan branch chair of the Federation of Parents’ and Friends’ Association believes in having an emotional investment with ... Read More »

Priest’s memory continues to inspire

TRIBUTES to an Italian architect whose death 100 years ago has fostered countless priestly vocations have spread throughout the city this week. Joseph Canali arrived in Brisbane in 1872 following a request from the city’s first episcopal leader, Bishop James Quinn, to complete works on St Stephen’s Cathedral. While working ... Read More »

Mission on the margins

fr kevin o'neill

ONE parish is more than a handful for any priest, but Fr Kevin O’Neill’s territory extends from Myanmar to Mexico, and many points in between. As Superior General of St Columban’s Mission Society, Fr O’Neill is leader of missionaries working in 16 countries around the world. Hailing from Geelong, Victoria, ... Read More »

Divine Word Missionaries mourn Fr Liam Horsfall

DIVINE Word Missionaries Father Liam Horsfall has died in Brisbane, eight days short of his 88th birthday. Fr Horsfall, who retired as chaplain to St Patrick’s College, Shorncliffe, and Mercy Aged Care, Nudgee, earlier this year, died on Saturday, August 8. A statement on the St Patrick’s College website on ... Read More »

A model to the world

AUSTRALIA’S first saint is a reminder that Catholics should strive to be a gift to the entire world, Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge said. In a homily given to almost 2000 Catholics at St Stephen’s Cathedral, Archbishop Coleridge said St Mary of the Cross MacKillop was Australia’s gift to the world. ... Read More »

A week of celebrations

By Emilie Ng DONNA Hamid skipped school to bask in the sunshine over Brisbane city last week, but received no threats of detention or expulsion. The San Sisto College, Carina, student was among thousands of students who swapped school for a ticket to the city’s first festival acclaiming Catholic education. ... Read More »

Nigerian priests return home for bishop’s jubilee

Bishop Lucius Ugorji

By Emilie Ng NIGERIAN priests serving in the Brisbane archdiocese returned home last week to honour the man who sent them to Australia. Umuahia Bishop Lucius Ugorji welcomed home his Australian missionaries to commemorate 25 years since his episcopal ordination in 1990. Among the returning priests were Fr Henry Maduka, ... Read More »

Brisbane’s ‘shining light’

  HOMELESS people sleeping outside St Bernard’s Church, Upper Mt Gravatt, have received a “life-saving” tent thanks to funds from the parish. Parishioners said a number of homeless people were sleeping on the church grounds and at the parish toilet block, which shares land with St Bernard’s Primary School. “I ... Read More »

Joy is Jesse’s gospel

JESSE Manibusan’s favourite Father’s Day gift is not only his trademark outfit but is also a gentle reminder to remain joyful despite his bout with depression. The United States lay Catholic musician and popular comic evangelist who wrote worship favourite Open My Eyes said he received his first smiley-face T-shirt ... Read More »

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