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Joan’s life is dedicated to helping others

  THE sheer breadth of Joan Bremner’s contributions and responsibilities at Brisbane’s Mater Hospital over 40 years of service verges on the astounding. But it is the manner in which she treated everyone with the respect and dignity they deserved that has resonated so vividly with the staff and patients who will miss her presence in the halls. Joan is ... Read More »

A very brave move

MARY Williams meets the bravest of women every day but they are women who are sometimes harshly judged or misunderstood by the rest of society. To some they are mothers who simply don’t love their new babies. It’s one of the myths Mary knows is wrongly held by some people about women suffering from post-natal depression. The reality is quite ... Read More »

Taking a rest on the Lord’s day

By Clare Burns HARVARD Medical School says sleep plays a critical role in immune function, metabolism, memory and learning. While these experts state they don’t know why we need sleep, without it our reasoning, problem-solving ability and attention to detail suffers. In short – rest is important. The bible often makes reference to rest, even Jesus and his disciples needed ... Read More »

The happiest man on earth

HOLDING the hand of a neglected Jamaican child eaten by rats in a public alms house marked the beginning of Fr Richard Ho Lung’s fight to love the world’s forgotten people. The Jamaican-born Catholic convert from Buddhism left behind “the best of education and best of opportunities” as a Jesuit priest to live in the ghettos and serve the poor ... Read More »

Lay preacher choosing simplicity over treasures

By Emilie Ng CATHOLIC preacher Bo Sanchez is one of the Philippines’ richest people, but not because he’s a millionaire with 16 income streams. The popular Filipino lay evangelist would much rather sit in the slums with Manila’s poorest children and elderly than invest his riches in mansions and expensive cars. “My whole goal in life was to be like ... Read More »

Mater to farewell CEO Dr John O’Donnell

JUST two weeks out from stepping down as Brisbane Mater Health Services chief executive officer, it’s surprising that Dr John O’Donnell has given little thought to the “l” word. “My legacy?” he said when asked what his 14 years at the helm of the iconic hospital would leave behind. “Yes, I’ll certainly have to make up my mind how to ... Read More »

Spreading God’s Word

By Emilie Ng MISPLACING her Bible would be Catherine “Cackie” Upchurch’s worst nightmare. As the director of the world’s largest Catholic Bible study ministry, Little Rock Scripture Study, the sacred Scripture is Cackie’s most important tool for her job of teaching people to love the Word of God. Cackie has worked for LRSS for 26 years and has been director ... Read More »

One year in the Lord’s vineyard

Fr Nicholas Okafor, an associate pastor in Surfers Paradise parish, wrote this reflection for his parishioners to mark his first anniversary of ordination – July 19.   IT is hard to believe that it’s already been 12 months since I said “Yes” to the call of God. It’s just like yesterday come and gone. I haven’t stopped asking God “Who ... Read More »

Unexpected attacks

THE Catholic Leader is to be congratulated on the prominence given to the attack on the teaching of the Church on the nature of marriage as being between a man and a woman. There were two good articles on the subject in the July 5 issue: one in defence of the distribution of the bishops’ pastoral letter on the subject ... Read More »

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