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Catenian sharing love of the Rosary

By Emilie Ng SURFERS Paradise parishioner Terry Collins has made it his personal mission to encourage Catholics to pray the Rosary daily. His latest mission is to promote the Rosary among Catholic men connected to the international lay movement, the Catenian association, which he joined two months ago. The couple, who have been married for 32 years, pray the Rosary ... Read More »

Time to stand up for faith

By Emilie Ng SYDNEY barrister Sophie York challenged more than 200 Catholic business and professional leaders at last week’s Assembly of Catholic Professionals to correct the “Godless trend” rising in modern Australian culture. Ms York, a mother of four and one of 12 children, said Catholic leaders should use their influence in society to stand against the view that Australia ... Read More »

ACU hosting social justice forum

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HUMAN trafficking will be a key topic at the 10th Social Justice Youth Forum at Australian Catholic University’s (ACU) Banyo Campus on Friday (May 30).  Award-winning lawyer, teacher, practitioner and scholar Anne Gallagher is the keynote speaker the topic of “Not for Sale: Working Together to End Human Trafficking”.  Dr Gallagher is one of the leading global authorities on human ... Read More »

Albany Creek set for its biggest fair

By Emilie Ng LOVE for the Albany Creek Catholic community keeps parishioner Greg Adams coming back to convene the annual Albany Fair, which this year turns 25. Mr Adams’ ongoing commitment over the past five years was a response to the generosity shown by the parish and school community after he had organised his first fair. “I ran my first ... Read More »

Minister thanks volunteers

By Paul Dobbyn HOUSING and Public Works Minister Tim Mander visited a St Vincent de Paul Society support centre in Brisbane as part of his efforts to pay tribute to thousands of volunteers who support Queensland’s homeless each year. Mr Mander, marking National Volunteers Week (May 12-14), thanked the volunteers for their efforts in helping the state’s most vulnerable. During ... Read More »

Donation to help scholars

By Emilie Ng THEOLOGICAL education for Catholic schoolteachers will be enhanced thanks to a “thoughtful gift” given by a committed Catholic couple in Brisbane. Dr Felice and Del Zaccari wanted to create a long-lasting positive difference in the lives of students and teachers of Catholic schools. They approached Brisbane Catholic Education last year with the idea of establishing an endowment ... Read More »

Budget rings alarm bells

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By Paul Dobbyn DUTTON Park pensioner Mick Sullivan has criticised the latest Federal Budget as “one of the most disappointing” he’s seen. “What disappoints me most is that it was put together by three well known Catholics – (Prime Minister) Tony Abbott, (Treasurer) Joe Hockey, (Finance Minister) Mathias Cormann,” Mr Sullivan, 74, said. “They don’t seem to have taken any ... Read More »

Double celebration shared

By Paul Dobbyn BRISBANE Archbishop Mark Coleridge gave a personal insight into the “mystery” of his priestly vocation in a homily delivered at a Mass in St Stephen’s Cathedral to celebrate his 40th year in the priesthood. “I went to the seminary because I felt called,” he told the congregation gathered in the cathedral on May 17. “Forty-plus years later, ... Read More »

Brisbane L’Arche community celebrating diversity

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THE first Australian to hold the position of L’Arche’s vice-international leader has spoken at a Brisbane event of “the shadow of the gift of human diversity”. Eileen Glass told those gathered at recent dinner to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of L’Arche’s foundation “this diversity contains the potential to wonderfully enrich human life and experience”. “However every gift contains a shadow ... Read More »

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