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Indooroopilly priest ready to live among the poor in Flores, Indonesia

Fr Neville Yun

PARISH priest Fr Neville Yun is preparing to live with just the clothes on his back when he heads on a mission trip to Indonesia this year. The parish priest at Holy Family Indooroopilly will spend two weeks with the Missionaries of the Poor, a religious order that take an extra vow of free service to the poor. Founded by ... Read More »

Step by step: Meet Eduardo Cruz, a young Brisbane lawyer addicted to the Camino

Eduardo Cruz

YOUNG Brisbane Catholic Eduardo Cruz can’t get enough of trekking across Spain – it’s a spiritual thing. Since 2013, he’s walked about 1250km and cycled about 470km on the Camino de Santiago de Compostela, a pilgrimage following the way of the apostle St James through Spain. It’s been challenging, at times gruelling and sometimes full of beauty and reward. There ... Read More »

Bundaberg mum hopeful and positive after undergoing stem cell treatment to cure MS

Fiona Ward

MULTIPLE sclerosis sufferer Fiona Ward has “no regrets” about undergoing an overseas treatment for her disease last March that is not recognised in Australia. The former police officer returned to her Bundaberg home seven months ago following an adult stem-cell treatment for multiple sclerosis in Mexico. The treatment, known as autologous hematopoietic stem-cell transplant, is not approved in Australia but ... Read More »

Disaster zones need your help, not heels and handbags, says new report

Donor junk

UNREQUESTED donations given to Pacific neighbours after disasters may cause more harm than good, a report commissioned by the Australian Red Cross has found. It’s the first research of its kind examining the often-huge financial burden of having to dispose of unwanted goods sent by well-meaning Australians. Fiji received 133 containers and more than 8000 pieces of loose cargo, the ... Read More »

Josephine Sister seeks just outcome on Timor Gap

Josephite Sr Susan Connelly

JOSEPHITE nun and human rights advocate Josephite Sister Susan Connelly has urged Australians to maintain pressure on the Federal Government to negotiate a fair maritime boundary with East Timor. On January 9, Australia and East Timor agreed to begin negotiations on a permanent maritime boundary between the two countries – a significant shift which could potentially end years of dispute ... Read More »

Gold Coast Catholic couple help reopen school for East Timorese children

Timorese kids

CHILDREN in East Timor can head back to their school after it was reopened last week thanks to the tireless efforts of a Gold Coast couple. A team from Brisbane’s Catholic Mission visited the town of Ossu to witness the reopening of the war-ravaged, 450-student St Teresinha College – stage one of a building reconstruction project that is the brainchild ... Read More »

The Brisbane Archbishop you may have never heard about

LITTLE is known about Brisbane’s first archbishop except that he took such a title. In fact, much of Australian Catholic history refers to Archbishop Robert Dunne only in footnotes and references despite more than 50 years of service to the Church in the Great Southland. Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge, in a tribute to Archbishop Dunne on Facebook, recognised him as ... Read More »

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