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How a cathedral pulled this young man out of depression

Joe Grogan

JOE Grogan believes film and communications play a large part in the new evangelisation of his beloved Catholic faith.“We live in the information age and within this age the potential for communications, film and screen media is boundless to engage open minds and open hearts towards love, mercy and faith,” he said.Originally born in Kiribati ... Read More »

Coach to Broncos stars retires as high school teacher

Steve Parle

MANY rugby league fans will be familiar with the names of star Queenslanders Julian O’Neill, Matt Sing, PJ Marsh, and more recently Ben Hunt and Corey Oates, but what about Steve Parle?He’s likely unknown to most, even though he’s had a hand in the success of these champions and many ... Read More »

Living mercy each day

Anita Covington

ANITA Covington is a Queenslander through and through, a little bit Irish and Mercy to her bootstraps, and she’ll be celebrating all three this Christmas.Born in the North Queensland sugar-cane town of Ingham, her father was Irish and earlier this year she won the Mercy Week Mission Award at Mater ... Read More »

Young Brisbane couple make Parisian connection

Erin Kennedy and Devett O'Brien

YOUNG Brisbane Catholic Erin Kennedy took a year off teaching and headed for Paris looking for a new direction in life and found much more than she could have expected.Out of the blue came love.Having worked hard for eight years to establish her career as a teacher, Erin felt it ... Read More »

Dominican charism inspires Margaret Lee

Dr Margaret Lee

AFTER a lifetime working in Queensland secondary schools, Margaret Lee is exchanging the classroom for research.In January she will begin working for Brisbane Catholic Education executive director Pam Betts, liaising with universities for BCE.“It’s going to be a bit of everything,” Margaret said.“I’ll be researching and looking at innovative practices ... Read More »

Academic found God in history

Stefano Girola

CRITICAL thinking, knowledge and an inquisitive nature have all been apart of  Stefano Girola’s faith journey.The Brisbane-based academic, after years away from the Church in his youth, wants to one day translate and see published all the Italian works of Spanish Benedictine priest Fr Rosendo Salvado.Dr Girola, an honorary fellow ... Read More »

Why Greg Shakovskoy left Perth to seek God in Brisbane

Greg Shakovskoy

IF the Shakovskoys were around in Jesus’ time they may have had half the seats at the Last Supper.When Jesus was gathering his disciples with the call “Come, follow me”, he had Peter and Andrew from one family and James and John from another taking up the invitation, but the ... Read More »

Fiona’s story – Vinnies helps restore hope

Fiona’s story

“One day I spiralled into an alcohol-induced psychosis. I called ‘000’ and told them I was afraid I was going to harm myself and that my children needed to be taken into care.”These are Fiona’s words. The words of a woman in crisis. And there’s countless words like them told ... Read More »

Camera ‘weapon’ of choice for West Papuan activist

West Papuan man Wensislaus Fatubun

A YOUNG West Papuan currently in Australia is shooting video rather than bullets in his battle to fight the intimidation, torture and massacres that are regular occurrences in his homeland. Wensislaus Fatubun is a filmmaker and self-declared “video activist” intent on documenting the plight of his countrymen under Indonesian occupation.But the ... Read More »

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