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Fr Dang Nguyen overjoyed by Brisbane ordination

DANG Nguyen has fulfilled his childhood dream of becoming a priest. The Vietnamese 34-year-old, who joined the Augustinian order and moved to study in Australia a decade ago, reached the milestone event when Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge ordained him at St James’ Church, Coorparoo, on September 22. “I was overjoyed. Being able to fulfil my dream and to see how ... Read More »

Schoolies’ drinking culture taking a leap in the right direction

SCHOOLIES Week has earned a reputation as being a perilous and sinful environment for school-leavers. Scenes of violence, binge-drinking, illicit drug-taking and sexual predation have become fodder for the mainstream news cycle. One man, however, believes all that is changing. Andy Gourley is the national co-ordinator for Red Frogs Australia, a support network for university students and school-leavers run by ... Read More »

Emptiness leads to the fullness of God at Brisbane’s Ignite Conference in 2018

THEY filled travel bags, buses and cars, excitedly waiting for Brisbane archdiocese’s national Catholic youth event, Ignite conference, to begin on the first Thursday of the September school holidays. The arrival of up to 1500 young people was akin to the anticipation before a sold-out performance of an international artist. But this was no performance, and front and centre was ... Read More »

With the death toll rising, Catholic aid agencies assisting victims of Indonesian quake and tsunami

CATHOLIC aid agencies are part of the international relief efforts for survivors in remote parts of the Indonesian island of Sulawesi in the aftermath of a 7.5-magnitude earthquake and devastating tsunami. Tens of thousands of people fled their homes when an earthquake struck Central Sulawesi province, and soon after a tsunami engulfed the main centres of Palu and Donggala and ... Read More »

Mike Duggan’s life was an inspiration to all who knew him

MIKE Duggan, who died in Brisbane recently, will be remembered for his clear vision to look past his own disability with eyes of faith, and to reach out to others in need. Mr Duggan was born with cerebral palsy, and was a passionate advocate for the rights of people with a disability. Brisbane auxiliary Bishop Ken Howell presided over a ... Read More »

Aged care advocates calling for royal commission to have broad scope

LEADING advocates for Australia’s ageing population have urged that the Royal Commission into aged care should have powers to examine beyond shocking cases of abuse and neglect highlighted in recent media reports. The Brisbane-based chairman of the Global Ageing Network (GAN) Marcus Riley said a royal commission should broaden its scope to examine connected issues in social policy, the legal ... Read More »

Faith central to Broncos chief Paul White’s game plan for life

BRISBANE Broncos rugby league chief executive officer Paul White sat down with Donna Lynch to discuss faith and family. Question: Could you tell me about the Paul White early years? Answer: All very happy years, Donna. I was born in Charleville in Western Queensland in 1966. We probably didn’t have a lot as a family but my parents gave us ... Read More »

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