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US pro-life advocate draws a record crowd at St Francis Xavier breakfast

Kay Painter at the launch of her book From Sin and Sorrow to Service.

AMERICAN pro-life advoc-ate Kay Painter drew record numbers to a St Francis Xav-ier Parish breakfast for the launch of her book From Sin and Sorrow to Service. The book tracked her journey out of post-abortion grief into the saving grace of Jesus. The event was held at the Holiday Inn on October 5.Eve Bennett said the attendance of about 85 ... Read More »

Catholic Mission aids northern work

Catholic Mission

THIS year’s total of $56,000 raised by the Catholic Mission appeal in Cairns diocese will support priests and religious providing pastoral care to the remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities of Thursday Isl-and, Cooktown/Weipa and the Gulf Savannah. A Catholic Mission spokesman said the funds raised through the Propagation of Faith Appeal would go towards stipends, vehicle and travelling ... Read More »

Gulf churches benefit from refurbishment

gulf savannah

THE Normanton and Karumba churches in Gulf Savannah parish are presenting a new face to the world after successful refurbishments. Diocesan manager of project services Shane Watson said the works had run for a couple of months, finishing recently. He said the work on the Karumba church had been long overdue. “Built in the 1970s by volunteer labour, the church ... Read More »

Cairns teacher wins state award

Rice day: Masumi Morimoto (second from left) receives her award in Brisbane. She is with State Minister for Education, Training and Employment, John-Paul Langbroek (fourth from left) and other award recipients.

A ST Andrew’s College Japanese language teacher’s innovative project Have a Rice Day has won her an award for exemplary teaching practice. Masumi Morimoto was one of two Japanese language teachers at the college to gain recognition in the recent the Modern Language Teachers Association of Queensland awards for Exemplary Teaching Practice in Languages and Cultures. Fellow Japanese language teacher ... Read More »

Indigenous league fans honour Bishop Putney

Kicking goals: Bishop Michael Putney and former North Queensland Cowboys National Rugby League player Matt Bowen at the recent All Blacks Indigenous rugby league carnival.   BISHOP Michael Putney has kicked many goals in his 12 years as Townsville’s bishop. Recently an award presented at the All Blacks Indigenous rugby league carnival recognised his contribution to Townsville’s Aboriginal and Torres ... Read More »

Bishop Heenan retires from Rockhampton diocese

Bishop Brian Heenan 2013-10-20

“CHALLENGING and some-times quite painful … incredibly rewarding and fulfilling.” Retired Rockhampton Bishop Brian Heenan used these words to describe his 22 years as the diocese’s bishop. “I always knew how much people love their priests through thick and thin,” he said, speaking from his family home in Caloundra a week after Pope Francis accepted his retirement. “I discovered this ... Read More »

New era for BCE in RE curriculum

BCE RE curriculum 2013-10-20

CATHOLIC students will be encouraged to “enter into a profound personal encounter with Christ” through the new religious education curriculum, Archbishop Mark Coleridge said. Archbishop Coleridge gave his blessing to the new curriculum at the launch on Friday, October 11 at Brisbane’s Mercure Hotel. The revised curriculum for Pre-school to Year 12 has been called “the most comprehensive update” since ... Read More »

Kids connect with old and new at Cobb and Co

Teachers and students work together

TECHNOLOGY old and new came together at this year’s Kids Connect conference held at Toowoomba’s Cobb and Co Historical Museum. About 120 students from 12 schools as far away as Quilpie, Chinchilla, Tara, Dalby and Millmerran attended. The conference, held on September 11 and 12, was a technology conference for kids, run by kids. Year 7 students from St Thomas ... Read More »

Mareeba community honours Marian feast

Mareeba community honours Marian feast

SCALABRINIAN Fathers provincial Fr Savino Bernardi was a special guest at Mareeba’s fifty-third feast of Our Lady of the Chain. On Sunday, September 8, Fr Bernardi concelebrated Mass in St Thomas’ Church with parish priest Augustinian Father Michael Belonio and Fathers Greg Moses from Atherton and Michael Bonner from Cairns. Students from St Thomas’s School participated in the Mass. Parishioner ... Read More »

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