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Former atheist Bill Hayden anticipating the joy of his First Holy Communion before Christmas

Former atheist Bill Hayden anticipating the joy of his First Holy Communion before Christmas

TWO months after being baptised a Catholic, former governor-general and declared atheist Bill Hayden is eagerly anticipating the joy of his First Holy Communion. “It will be exciting because I have never done it before in my life,” the sharp-witted, but frail 85-year-old said as he considered his new-found faith journey. Speaking from his farm outside Ipswich, Queensland, where he ... Read More »

St Stephen’s Cathedral light and sound spectacular to be a centrepiece of Christmas celebrations

St Stephen’s Cathedral light and sound spectacular to be a centrepiece of Christmas celebrations

HISTORIC St Stephen’s Cathedral is set to become the new centrepiece of Christmas celebrations in Brisbane, with a free light and sound spectacular each night the last two weeks of Advent. People of all ages are expected to gather on the grassed courtyard outside the cathedral to witness “Lights of Christmas”, a visually exciting multi-media show projected onto St Stephen’s ... Read More »

Wise advice from Vinnies consultant to help people struggling to pay rising energy bills

Wise advice from Vinnies consultant to help people struggling to pay rising energy bills

AS the summer swelter approaches and household power use spikes, energy consultant Anne Armansin has a tip for Queenslanders struggling to pay rising energy bills. “Fans first, not air conditioning,” Anne Armansin, who works in partnership with the St Vincent de Paul Society, said. “And if you are using air conditioning, maintain a temperature no lower than 24 degrees Celsius.” ... Read More »

Brisbane priest Fr Ray Kearney laid to rest

Brisbane priest Fr Ray Kearney laid to rest

By Adrian Taylor FR Ray Kearney’s death leaves a void in the lives of many people across Brisbane archdiocese. Fellow priests, parishioners and friends are all feeling the loss of a man whose deep concern and empathy for others was matched only by his love for the Church. Raymond Laurence Kearney was born on March 1, 1938, in Brisbane, the ... Read More »

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