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Struggle for Justice Continues

Aboriginal people continue to struggle for justice in Australia. A recent conference on the Sunshine Coast looked at this issue through Church experience. Reporter PAUL DOBBYN spoke to Brisbane archdiocese's Murri Ministry co-ordinator Ravina Waldren after the conference.

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Permanent Deacons: gifts of the Holy Spirit

Brisbane archdiocese's permanent diaconate continues to grow, with Deacon Russ Nelson, a father-of-four, being ordained to that ministry on July 21 at Kenmore. DEACON ANTHONY GOOLEY reflects on the permanent diaconate as a gift of the Holy Spirit.

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A trip Down Under sparked this priest’s spiritual quest

Monsignor Donald Bolen, who works for the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity in Rome, was in Brisbane for a series of lectures on ecumenism earlier this month. Reporter AMY SIMMONS spoke with him about his passion for seeking communion among Christians.

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Spreading the work of a genius

Italian author Professor Querciolo Mazzonis, an enthusiastic scholar of Ursuline foundress St Angela Merici, has been in Australia speaking on female spirituality in religious orders and as a guest of the Ursuline Sisters. He shares some of his insights with reporter PAUL DOBBYN.

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Birth of a new parish

Brisbane's new Jubilee Parish is the culmination of 10 years of transition which brings together six inner suburban parishes. Here is the background to the creation of the new parish.

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Island paradise a revelation

Three Queenslanders, on a recent trip to Fiji and the United States for Worldwide Marriage Encounter, experienced how an active faith is changing lives around the globe.

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‘Fort’ified in spirit

The Passionists in Brisbane will celebrate 50 years at their property, "The Fort", this weekend. MALCOLM COLE looks back on the history of this community.

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