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James Anderson is uncovering the mystery of the historic book in his late father’s hanky drawer

MONTHS after his father John Keith Anderson died, Geebung parishioner James Anderson was sorting through his dad’s old handkerchief drawer when he found three mysterious items – an old car VIN plate, a roll of 35mm film and a Plenary Council 1937 Catholic Catechism booklet. It was the latter that stumped Mr Anderson. The booklet contained prayers, a question-and-answer catechism ... Read More »

Pope gives reminder on climate crisis as Catholic advocate speaks out in Queensland against Adani

ADANI has the go-ahead to start building the Carmichael coal mine – but is the governments’ approval for the project the future direction we had hoped for? Pitted against the prospect of jobs and an economic boost are the lingering concerns for environmental protection. “The project will deliver 1500 direct and 6750 indirect jobs during ramp-up and construction, with Rockhampton ... Read More »

Professor Margaret Somerville warns Queenslanders of false claims about euthanasia

fight against euthanasia

LEADING Catholic bioethicist Margaret Somerville has warned Queenslanders of the dangerous long-term consequences for societies that allow euthanasia. As assisted suicide became legal in Victoria last week, Professor Somerville addressed the Cherish Life Queensland annual conference in Brisbane. She posed the question: “We need to ask ourselves: if euthanasia is permitted, how do we think our great-great-grandchildren will die?  “What ... Read More »

‘I will forever thank God for Sebastian, the biggest blessing my life’, Mum Sheridan Potter says

SHERIDAN Potter dreams of a “non-judgemental” Church where “education and understanding” are key to acceptance for all with special needs.  Mum to Sebastian, 8, who has Joubert Syndrome (JS) – a growth-stumping genetic condition occurring in one in 80,000 to 100,000 – has experienced her share of negativity and is more than ready and willing to do something about it.  ... Read More »

Blossoming Alpha program leading people back to Jesus and His Church at Springfield Parish

FOUR Springfield parishioners have come back to the Church and the sacraments after attending the popular worldwide evangelisation program, Alpha. Judy Fakaosi Siaki, Brett Larsson, Jessica Thompson and Victoria Laban completed the Alpha program through the Springfield Parish, with the help of the parish’s evangelisation director Vanessa Comninos.  “Alpha is how we, at Springfield Parish, change lives,” Mrs Comninos said. ... Read More »

Hendra parishioners on a high celebrating 90 years of faith-filled history

HENDRA parishioners have always been sitting closer to Heaven than others. In July 1929, Brisbane archdiocese secured the most elevated portion of land in Hendra – a flat and aluminium-rich farming suburb. Ninety years later, the parish was still on a high when it celebrated its anniversary Mass on June 9 at Our Lady Help of Christians Church. “It’s nice ... Read More »

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