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Culture blossoms at Southern Cross

INDIGENOUS Learning Enrichment continues to grow in strength at Southern Cross Catholic College with a new bush tucker garden and the return of a former student. Rugby league legend Petero Civinoceva came on board as ambassador of the college’s Deadly Reading Challenge, which encourages Indigenous students to read as many books as possible to earn points. He challenged indigenous students ... Read More »

‘Our Church is in danger’

By Oliver Maksan IT’S a special mission that Sister Maria de Nazaret has committed herself to. The Argentinian sister from the Institute of the Incarnate Word has been living in Aleppo for two months, the former million-strong metropolis in the north of Syria which has been the subject of fierce fighting for years. She worked for a long time in ... Read More »

Showing support on Blue Knot Day

ADULTS Surviving Child Abuse is the name of a support group who have come to prominence during the McClellan Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. At their initiative, Monday, October 27 was nominated as “Blue Knot Day” as a way of raising national awareness in solidarity with the many adult survivors of childhood trauma. Truth Justice and ... Read More »

Laundry service for homeless ‘full steam ahead’

By Emilie Ng BRISBANE’S homeless are grateful for a new initiative that offers free laundry services in local parks across the city. Orange Sky Laundry is Australia’s first mobile laundry service for the homeless, founded by friends and former St Joseph’s College, Gregory Terrace mates Nicholas Marchesi and Lucas Patchett. Team members had their first run on Thursday, October 9 ... Read More »

Carmelites worldwide honour founder

BRISBANE’S discalced Carmelite community of contemplative women remembered the 500th birthday of their order’s founder, St Teresa of Avila, last week. This October commences the 500th anniversary year since the Spanish foundress of the reformed, or discalced, Carmelites was born. Discalced Carmelite friar Fr Greg Burke, from the Varoville community, celebrated  a thanksgiving Mass on October 19. Fr Burke said ... Read More »

Centacare’s Vintage Voices Choir hits all the right notes

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BRISBANE’S thriving choir helping isolated elderly has received the 2014 Catholic Social Services Australia Award for Excellence in Service by an Organisation. More than 60 choristers make up Vintage Voices Choir, a ministry of Centacare Community Services Brisbane. Vintage Voices Choir has entertainment at various arts and cultural events in Brisbane for the past four years. The now award-winning choir ... Read More »

Students against detention

By Emilie Ng CATHOLIC students across Australia voluntarily placed themselves in detention last week as part of a nationwide campaign to end immigration detention for children. Schools throughout Australia took time out for the national Detention for Detention campaign, including more than 30 from Edmund Rice schools. Students at St Patrick’s College, Shorncliffe spent the morning break with hands tied ... Read More »

Synod on the Family acts as curtain-raiser

By Paul Dobbyn BRISBANE Archbishop Mark Coleridge has addressed several controversial issues discussed during the recent Extraordinary Synod of the Family, including reception of Holy Communion for the divorced, in an interview on Sky TV. The archbishop, interviewed on the channel’s Keneally and Cameron Show on October 17, agreed with host, former NSW premier Kristina Keneally, that the synod’s working ... Read More »

Catholic teachers honoured

FOUR Catholic schoolteachers have been shortlisted as finalists in the 2014 Queensland College of Teachers Excellence in Teaching Awards. St Joseph’s Nudgee College principal Daryl Hanly, Marist College, Ashgrove teacher Denis Callaghan, David Rawson from St Ursula’s College in Toowoomba and Paul Mackay from St Peter Claver College at Riverview are among 22 finalists for the awards. Mr Hanly has ... Read More »

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