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Birkdale parish having musical fun with Nunsense for Timorese orphans

Birkdale parish having musical fun with Nunsense for Timorese orphans

BIRKDALE Catholics are staging a production of hit Broadway musical Nunsense to fund the development of an orphanage in East Timor. Parishioners from St Mary MacKillop Catholic Parish, Birkdale, will bring to life Nunsense, the comical story of five nuns who try to raise money to bury a group of their sisters who died of botulism from a vichyssoise soup. ... Read More »

League star to talk about sex and relationships in Brisbane

League star to talk about sex and relationships in Brisbane

RUBGY league legend Jason Stevens will be in Brisbane next month to share the story behind his public promise to keep sex for marriage. Mr Stevens, a former player for the St George Dragons and the Cronulla Sharks, will address the annual Real Talk fundraising dinner to speak about the turning point that led him to give up a life ... Read More »

Religious education in Queensland state schools in safe hands

Religious education in Queensland state schools in safe hands

THERE is no threat to religious instruction in Queensland state schools. That is the assurance that has been given to a special committee tasked by Education Minister Kate Jones to deal with an unholy row over the teaching of Christian principles to primary schoolers. A media storm erupted a fortnight ago, after a report in The Australian claimed talking about ... Read More »

Australia’s first saint a source of inspiration for struggling families

Australia’s first saint a source of inspiration for struggling families

FAMILIES struggling to put food on the table could find hope from the life of Australia’s first saint, St Mary of the Cross. While the Fitzroy-born saint is well known for her battles against the hierarchical Church, Josephite Sister Marie Dowling believes the path to sainthood was seen in her unhappy family life. “I think the seeds of sainthood were ... Read More »

Catholic kindergarten making Jesus known to children turns 50

Catholic kindergarten making Jesus known to children turns 50

A CATHOLIC kindergarten in Brisbane that has “given God” to children from the past three generations has turned 50. Canossa Kindy was opened by the Canossian Daughters of Charity in Brisbane in 1967, and has since taught hundreds of children from the Coorparoo area and beyond. Some of the children who are enrolled at the kindy are grandchildren or children ... Read More »

Lay Catholic says Adani coalmine project ‘makes no sense’ in light of Church teaching

Lay Catholic says Adani coalmine project ‘makes no sense’ in light of Church teaching

GRANDPARENTS, mothers of children in strollers and Church advocates were amongst scores of anti-coalmine protesters that forced the front doors to close at Brisbane’s main branch of the Commonwealth Bank on July 27. The protesters crowded the footpath outside the bank’s Queen Street headquarters, calling for an end to the proposed $16.5 billion Adani mega-coalmine in Queensland’s Galilee Basin. “We ... Read More »

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