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Courage and wisdom

THE page 2 column in the January 25 edition by Father Aidan Carvill struck a chord with me. As a father of eight and committed Catholic I am often bewildered by the number of students exiting the Catholic education system who seem to have so little knowledge of and commitment to their faith. I believe that the words spoken by ... Read More »

Loving God’s surprises

By Peter Bugden THE village of Umudike is renowned in Nigeria for agricultural research, particularly in root crops, but now in Brisbane archdiocese it can be remembered as the home town of Fr Anthony Ekpo. Fr Anthony, 33, is familiar around St Stephen’s Cathedral as an associate pastor of the cathedral parish and he’s often seen beside Archbishop Mark Coleridge ... Read More »

A pilgrimage truly full of faith

FOR 900 years members of the Order of Malta have taken two vows – Tuitio Fidei (Defence of the Faith) and Obsequium Pauperum (Service to the Poor and the Sick). The order holds its annual pilgrimage to Lourdes on the first weekend in May and extending over a week or more. The order has a special devotion to the Blessed Virgin, and especially to ... Read More »

Time to take action

IT’S always great to see your readers standing up for the lives of our unborn brothers and sisters in your letters page, (The Catholic Leader, January 25).   However it didn’t take much reading to realise that I seemed to be reading an unpaid ad. Of course the writer is correct about the Labor party, whose biggest scourge is Emily’s ... Read More »

Chris’ work goes global

By Peter Bugden BRISBANE man Chris Ng is like a “lone ranger” as he roams from one country to another bringing aid to the poorest of the poor. When he is moved by the tears and pain of people suffering because of war, hunger, disease and poverty, he doesn’t reach into his pocket to give money to an aid agency ... Read More »

Christians should be concerned about abortion

By Graham Preston IT would probably be fair to say most committed Christians believe abortion is something we should be concerned about. Human life is precious. It is uniquely created in God’s image and Jesus gave his life for us. Therefore, since abortion is the deliberate taking of young human life, we recognise that it is not a practice that ... Read More »

Developing wisdom over the years

SOME time ago, it seemed to be the custom for schools in Japan to become sister schools with a school in the West. A school run by the Ursuline Sisters in Sendai wanted to become our sister school here at St Rita’s. As principal, I was invited to their school to see how students from both of our schools would ... Read More »

Situation of hope?

STEVE Kilburn, who formerly worked in the Manus Island detention centre at the time of the previous riots that resulted in the death of Reza Barati and the injuring of several other detainees, has felt obliged to speak out of his experience again, (ABC 7.30 Report, January 19) given what is now happening. He asks some pertinent questions. How can it ... Read More »

Inspired by Frederic

By Peter Bugden  IF you should have the privilege of meeting young Brisbane woman Cassandra Bull, it might not be too long before she’ll be talking lovingly about Fred. Fred is not her boyfriend but she is in a rather deep and abiding relationship with him. The truth is, he has her heart. “Fred” is Cassandra’s affectionate way of referring ... Read More »