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Young faith begins at home

By Emilie Ng MIXING family time and a vibrant Catholic faith life is no trouble for the Thetadig family. The Catholic family of eight from the Banyo-Nundah parish is out to show that families lead the best youth groups. Since 2005, the Thetadigs have been an important part of Banyo-Nundah youth group The Voice, fostering faith among young Catholics. Mum Rita ... Read More »

Oratory welcomes a new seminarian

SHARING a house with a parish priest offered more than just simple accommodation for the Brisbane Oratory’s newest seminarian Tyson King. For several months, the Western Australian-born young man lived with the parish priest of Glendalough, just north of Perth, who is also the founder of an order that promotes perpetual Adoration. It was in adoration that Mr King considered ... Read More »

Youth to converge on the City of Churches

By Emilie Ng BISHOPS’ youth delegate Parramatta Bishop Anthony Fisher is asking young people to prepare for a pilgrimage to Adelaide in 2015 for the second Australian Catholic Youth Festival. Following the success of the first ACYF in Melbourne last year, Bishop Fisher and the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference confirmed the festival would continue in 2015 in Adelaide. Organisers expect more ... Read More »

‘Face up to your vocation’

By Emilie Ng A NEW film promoting the priesthood is hoping to share the message to young men that being a priest is a heroic vocation. Global media ministry Word on Fire, which is headed by internationally-renowned priest, speaker and author Fr Robert Barron, produced the film with design and multimedia company Spirit Juice Studios. Titled Heroic Priesthood, the film ... Read More »

She is ‘one groovy nun’

SISTER Miriam James is a lover of Jesus, sports, reading, beauty and coffee. She’s one groovy nun, as her Twitter handle puts it, and blogs about authentic life, love and holiness on her blog, NunEssential. She’s such a cool chick that Ignite Conference organisers couldn’t help but invite her to speak at the conference in September – even though it ... Read More »

New leaders for student group

By Emilie Ng JESUIT Father Gregory Jordan has been appointed honorary chaplain “for life” of the Australian Catholic Students Association. An ACSA statement said Fr Jordan’s appointment was “a small way in which ACSA can thank” the Jesuit priest for his involvement over the past 13 years. Fr Jordan has been an official ACSA chaplain since 2006 but has been ... Read More »

City youth expo inspires

By Emilie Ng YOUNG Catholics proved the Church is alive with new hope at this year’s Youth Expo at St Stephen’s Cathedral held last weekend. Hundreds of young adults crowded the Cathedral precinct to showcase various ministries, events and spiritualities. Members of the St Stephen’s Young Adult Ministry worked with Vocation Brisbane to organise the vibrant Expo. Young adults were invited ... Read More »

New EP is true Pinto

By Emilie Ng AN American-Jewish artist inspired Australian Catholic musician Gary Pinto to be more explicit about his relationship with God in his new EP, “The Future”. Pinto told The Catholic Leader that on a trip to Los Angeles last year he heard a song by Israeli artist Matisyahu, a man “very strong in his faith” and not afraid to ... Read More »

New survey to back draft report for archdiocesan youth ministry

By Emilie Ng BRISBANE’S youth and young adult initiatives could soon participate in a survey that will provide the basis for a youth ministry plan between 2015 and 2017. From September, two surveys will be used to collect data to form a draft report for a future youth ministry plan starting next year. One online survey will be sent to ... Read More »

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