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Life-changing – former circus performer leaps into ACU course and never looked back

JOHN Foster’s life has changed forever thanks to a ground-breaking education program that empowers disadvantaged Australians. The former travelling circus performer spoke last week at the Gaudete Centre at the Australian Catholic University of the immense joy he had received from participating in ACU’s Clemente program. Mr Foster (pictured) was one of a handful of alumni honoured at the event. ... Read More »

95 million-year-old dinosaur discovery has Brisbane Catholic man astonished

Doug Miller

BRISBANE Catholic Doug Miller is one of the first to have seen dinosaur footprints that belong to a giant sauropod, largest of the extinct herbivores, discovered in a creek bed near Winton, in Central West Queensland. “It’s quite mind-blowing,” Mr Miller said, describing the sheer size of footprints – more than a metre across – discovered in rock while he ... Read More »

Examining euthanasia – good medical practice about ‘facilitating natural death with dignity and peace’

Euthanasia concerns

CATHOLICS have a chance to make known their views on euthanasia as a Queensland parliamentary health committee begins examining ways to ease the pain and suffering of the terminally ill. A year-long “end-of-life” inquiry will not only consider voluntary euthanasia in Queensland, but also has the scope to examine wide-ranging reforms in aged and palliative care. It will also look ... Read More »

‘Love of God’ triumphs in Brigidine College, celebrating nine decades of life and learning

FROM its impoverished beginnings in one room of a convent to a chorus of 800 voices overflowing a cathedral 90 years later, the story of Brigidine College, Indooroopilly, has been one of strength and gentleness. Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge celebrated the college’s 90-year anniversary Mass at St Stephen’s Cathedral on February 8, with Dominican Father Pan Jordan, Fr Neville Yun ... Read More »

Perpetual adoration unlocks the grace and opens the ears of young men to hear the call

PERPETUAL Adoration in Banyo Nundah parish was credited for the parish’s “highest tally” of current and incoming seminarians.  Banyo Nundah parish priest Fr Bernie Gallagher was given the accolade at the conclusion of last Sunday’s Commencement Mass for Holy Spirit Provincial Seminary at Banyo, in Brisbane.  Fr Gallagher said seminary rector Monsignor John Grace could count all seminarians, not only ... Read More »

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