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Discus queen Taryn Gollshewsky going for gold

Tayn Gollshewsky

TARYN Gollshewsky can count on the cheers of every child at Bundaberg’s St Patrick’s Primary School when she steps into the discus thrower’s circle at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. “Miss G”, as her students affectionately know her, is a first-year physical eduation teacher at St Patrick’s. Throughout first term she balanced a gruelling training schedule with her full-time teaching. ... Read More »

Eloise Wellings running to God’s beat at Commonwealth Games

Eloise Wellings

WHEN elite long-distance runner Eloise Wellings takes to the track she has more than medals on her mind. Lining up on the Gold Coast for her fourth Commonwealth Games in the 10,000m and 5000m, Ms Wellings also has her focus fixed on Love Mercy, a foundation she co-founded to help communities in northern Uganda overcome poverty after decades of civil ... Read More »

Young people want their violent fathers to make amends, new study finds

abusive fathers

CHILDREN of fathers who use violence want their dads to understand the significant impact that it has on their lives. A new study by a University of Melbourne researcher Dr Katie Lamb has led to children recording their stories, so they can be replayed to their fathers to get the message through. Dr Lamb (pictured), a criminologist and now a ... Read More »

Risen Christ calls new Catholics into Brisbane family at Easter

St Mary's new Catholics

NEW Catholics were radiant with joy across Brisbane archdiocese as more than 100 people entered the Church this Easter. At St Mary’s, South Brisbane, parish priest Capuchin Father Lam Vu baptised eight adults and received a further four into full communion with the Church at the Easter Vigil Mass. Another adult was also confirmed at the Easter Vigil. Fr Vu ... Read More »

Rosaries, prayers and hope abundant at Commonwealth Games multi-faith centre

Rwandan runner with Christian school students

CATHOLIC athletes have displayed their rousing singing skills and a penchant for rosary beads as they tuned up for Commonwealth Games competition. “I was sure they were going to lift the roof off with their singing,” volunteer Catholic chaplain Helen Day said, after a rousing Good Friday liturgy, held in the Gold Coast athletes’ village multi-faith centre. Mrs Day said ... Read More »

Plenary Council facilitator Lana Turvey-Collins urging all Church members to speak ‘from their heart and mind’

Lana Turvey-Collins

LANA Turvey-Collins does not shrink from the challenge of leading a high-stakes national conversation about the future of the Catholic Church in Australia. As the facilitator of the Church’s historic Plenary Council 2020, she is leading a three-year “transformative journey” with the cultural reform of the Church on the table. “I am not naïve to the significant changes that many ... Read More »

Gregory Terrace old boy Tom Lucas primed for Commonwealth Games

Tom Lucas

ST Joseph’s College, Gregory Terrace old boy Tom Lucas is expected to be a standout for Australia’s rugby sevens at this month’s Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast. It promises to be another chapter in the story of Brisbane’s Lucas family, one of the country’s greatest rugby families with four brothers in the professional ranks – Ben, Matt, Tom and ... Read More »

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