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Deep love of God fires ministry

Deep love of God fires ministry

FR Michael Brady’s deep love of God and of the Mass remains at the heart of his ministry as he celebrates 25 years of priesthood. The Tweed Heads parish priest ends 2014 with that milestone of religious commitment. Fr Brady entered the seminary at 32 years of age and was ordained when he was 38. He said he wanted to ... Read More »

Fashion for new mothers

Fashion for new mothers

By Emilie Ng YOUNG Toowoomba Catholic mother-to-be Bernadette Ross is determined to help fellow mums in the Western region find the perfect fit during pregnancy. The Central Queensland-born Mrs Ross owns Toowoomba’s newest maternity shop where mums can buy fashionable items on sale at her home in Harristown. The heavily pregnant entrepreneur moved from Melbourne to Toowoomba less than four ... Read More »

Real Presence of Jesus Christ is certainly worth communicating

Real Presence of Jesus Christ is certainly worth communicating

HOW can adults communicate the Real Presence of Jesus Christ to children? The Catholic Leader columnist and catechist Selina Venier said “it’s a teaching worth much time and explanation”. “Children, in my experience, have a profound ‘knowing’ about God and if they are Mass-going, this ‘knowing’ is particularly profound,” she said. “Still, it can be a challenge to find the ... Read More »

Sporting chance for justice

Sporting chance for justice

THE Australian Catholic bishops’ focus on the topic of sport for their 2014-15 Social Justice Statement has proved a perfect fit for Townsville diocese. Townsville Social Justice Committee chair Joan Neal said the diocese “called on some of our local sporting stars to chat about the reality of social justice in the sporting arena”. “We had former Townsville WNBL (Women’s ... Read More »

Deacon heading home for ordination

Deacon heading home for ordination

WHEN Rockhampton’s Deacon Andrew Hogan is ordained a priest on December 3, it will be on the same sacred ground that fashioned his Catholic faith. Deacon Hogan’s most significant Catholic moments have taken place at Rockhampton’s St Joseph’s Cathedral, his ordination next month likely to be the climax. “Faith and Catholicity were always a part of my family life and ... Read More »

Ordination joy for Rocky

Ordination joy for Rocky

THIRTY-two years after being baptised in Rockhampton’s St Joseph’s Cathedral, local man Deacon Andrew Hogan, will return to the iconic city landmark to be ordained a priest on December 3 by Rockhampton Bishop Michael McCarthy. A large congregation, including 150 of Andrew’s family and friends, are expected to gather with Bishop McCarthy, along with diocesan priests and religious, and members ... Read More »

New bishops meet pope

New bishops meet pope

By Paul Dobbyn ROCKHAMPTON Bishop Michael McCarthy and Wilcannia-Forbes Bishop Columba Macbeth-Green hold cherished memories of their meeting with Pope Francis after their attendance at a school for new bishops in Rome. The school ran for two weeks from early September. Bishop McCarthy had anticipated the meeting and before leaving for Rome said his diary had a “great circle around ... Read More »

Fishy secret eludes bishop

Fishy secret eludes bishop

BISHOP Robert McGuckin is still amused at a young lad’s response to a question about his favourite fishing spot. The response came during the bishop’s recent visits to Catholic schools in western areas of Toowoomba diocese including Charleville, Augathella and Quilpie. “I can remember in one classroom asking a young boy what he had done during the holiday,” Bishop McGuckin ... Read More »

Townsville diocesan schools leading the way in green energy

Townsville diocesan schools leading the way in green energy

FORMER Australian Davis Cup tennis captain and now Eco Community Ambassador, John Fitzgerald, visited Townsville on August 13 to launch the Townsville Catholic Education solar program – the first of its kind for a school system within Australia. Townsville Catholic Education has partnered with Eco Community to roll out a solar PV and lighting program across all thirty schools in ... Read More »

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