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Young cancer survivor Chelsea Stutchbury names debut single after chemotherapy drug

Chelsea and Taylor feature

VINCRISTINE. It is the name of a chemotherapy drug, and it is also the title of a debut single from 18-year-old singer and cancer survivor Chelsea Stutchbury. In 2014, Chelsea was halfway through her final-year studies at Bundaberg’s Shalom College when she was diagnosed with lymphoma. During the next few months she was forced to undergo three intensive rounds of ... Read More »

Country girl set to lead one of Brisbane’s top residential colleges

THÉRÈSE Eddy will rely on her rural background and the strength of her own life experience to lead one of The University of Queensland’s premier residential colleges. Thérèse is the new head of college and chief executive officer of Duchesne College, which was founded by Archbishop James Duhig in 1937 to provide a safe and welcoming home for young Catholic ... Read More »

South Sudanese refugee believes work sows seeds of hope and dignity

Apande Gong Speaking

APANDE Gong believes work is the key to a person’s hope and dignity. The 37-year-old single mother fled war-torn South Sudan as a 19-year-old in 1998 and began a new life in Australia, first in Coffs Harbour and then finding her way to Brisbane. Apande shut her eyes, shook her head and drew a sharp breath as she thought about ... Read More »

Andrew sings life to the full from school to school

Andrew Chinn

IT’S difficult to tire of the company of Catholic musical all-rounder Andrew Chinn.  It’s also difficult to not find children grinning from ear to ear or adults toe-tapping in his effervescent presence.  Amid the beaming faces and tapping toes there’s an inherent understanding Andrew is living and breathing his God-given destiny.  “It’s a little embarrassing,” Andrew admitted while setting up for ... Read More »

‘Joseph’ was a sign for this Brisbane Josephite Sister

Sr Annette Arnold

FOR a young Annette Arnold growing up in Rockhampton in central Queensland, the name “Joseph” was to be key in the unfolding of her life. The eighth in a family of 10 children, she grew up in the cathedral parish of St Joseph. “The significance of that has not been lost on me – my grandfather was Joseph, my father James Joseph and ... Read More »

Josephites called to be the face of compassion in the world

Being mercy

IT is with gratitude in our hearts, that we the Sisters of St Joseph will celebrate this feast of St Joseph.   It will mark our 150th year of dedicated service to the Church and to our world.  On this day our hearts will be filled with joy as we remember that founding moment of our congregation. In 1891, the 25th ... Read More »

Nothing old school about Brisbane Catholic Education’s new leader

Dr Doug Ashleigh

DR Doug Ashleigh has decades of experience as a Catholic teacher, principal and administrator, but there’s nothing old school about this senior educator. Dr Ashleigh recently moved with his family from Sydney to take on the challenging role of deputy executive director at Brisbane Catholic Education. He has spent much of the past decade at the leading edge of digital ... Read More »

Federal election tip: Govern for the family and the balance follows

“WHEN government is big the people are small.” This statement sums up neatly the state of current politics at almost all levels in the western world.   Governments everywhere have ascribed themselves the honour of fixing all ills, from economic to social to family.   Government responsibility is now literally felt from the cradle to the grave with governments finding ... Read More »

Refugee who fled war-torn Sudan finds light in Australia

Sudanese refugee Noor Hassan

AMERICA’S leading public health institute released a report last year detailing the most common times babies were born.  According to the report, released by the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention’s Centre for Health Statistics, a majority of United States babies born in 2013 arrived in the new world between 8am and lunchtime. Were those babies born in Sudan’s western ... Read More »

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