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Indigenous schoolboy from Normanton joins alumni at Shorncliffe’s St Patrick’s College

WHEN Antoine Callope Tucker stepped into the grounds of St Patrick’s College, Shorncliffe, his new black leather shoes weren’t the only discomfort. It was 2013 and the Year 8 student was somewhat bothered by his well-pressed dress shirt and tie. But the greatest contrast to his former schooling in Normanton, near the Gulf of Carpentaria, was the northern Brisbane college’s ... Read More »

Canon lawyer becomes the first layperson to be appointed as Brisbane archdiocese chancellor

NEWLY-appointed Brisbane archdiocese chancellor Pat Mullins says more lay people should step up to take on Church roles.  “It’s a good direction that the Church is going in, I think. It’s the way of the future,” he said. Uniquely qualified for the role of chancellor, Mr Mullins is believed to be Australia’s only canon lawyer simultaneously practising as a common ... Read More »

Atheists and Christians can enjoy sympathetic and interesting conversations about religion

RELIGION is one topic that should never be discussed at the dinner table, so the old maxim goes. And, for years, atheists and Christians have been considered poles apart on this topic.  According to Australian Catholic University’s Professor David Newheiser, this caricature is based on a false premise. Prof Newheiser is part of an international collaborative project called Atheism and ... Read More »

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