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New project to challenge Catholics to reduce carbon footprint, care more for environment

Peter Arndt

A PROJECT aimed at healing, protecting and caring for our common home is to be introduced in parishes and Catholic agencies across Brisbane archdiocese. Called Living Laudato Si’, the project will draw on Pope Francis’ 2015 encyclical – Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home – and will challenge Catholics to make practical changes to the environment around them. ... Read More »

School’s first rainy day immortalised in new children’s book

St Luke's students read from new children's book

IT was a brand new Catholic school in Capalaba but, for 98 students, it was just a muddy playground. St Luke’s Catholic Parish School, Capalaba, opened the doors to its first students in January 1989 following nearly six weeks of pouring rain. The school grounds were so muddy that students had to take off their shoes to avoid soiling their ... Read More »

Catholic author to launch first book inspired by abusive history

Michaela Daphne

EMOTIONAL abuse survivor Michaela Daphne has released the first book in a series aimed at showing women “the signs of a bad relationship”. Purlieu is the first instalment of the Hidden Grove series, a fantasy thriller inspired by Ms Daphne’s experience of being in an abusive relationship for 12 months. Ms Daphne was 18 when she started a relationship with ... Read More »

What Brisbane Catholics are reading this summer

Whether holidays are the one time of the year you can do some serious reading or you are looking for a good thriller to take to the beach, several Brisbane Catholics have a recommendation to fit the bill, from travel to memoir, and crime fiction, books about saints to papal documents. Pam Betts, Brisbane Catholic Education, executive director Dear Pope Francis: ... Read More »

Musician and youth ministry director spearheads another year of lived faith in new book

Patrick Keady

SOME are blessed to “whistle while they work”. That’s the God-given reality of Brisbane’s Patrick Keady who, for more than two decades, has shared with anyone within coo-ee and beyond, an insatiable appetite for the beauty and potential of the Church. The Emmanuel Community’s  Ignite Youth director shared faith spearheads his New Year resolve, prompted by an early-morning wake-up call. ... Read More »

The Heart of the Saints

Front Cover of Fire to the Earth by Fr Ken Barker MGL

FIRE TO THE EARTH: THE HEART OF THE SAINTS Fr Ken Barker MGL; Modotti Press, an Imprint of Connor Court Publishing Pty Ltd. Redland Bay, Qld 2017 Reviewed by Barbara Flynn. ON February 3, 1986 Father Ken Barker joined with four young men in Kaleen, Canberra to begin a common life of prayer and service. By December 1992, Archbishop Francis ... Read More »

Popular guide for catechumens and candidates gets a facelift

Book launch

PARISHES across Australia could believe Christmas is coming early after packages of a newly relaunched resource for catechumens hit the post last week. At Home with God’s People – Our Catholic Faith is the revised edition of a popular resource created to guide the thousands of Australians who prepare for Baptism every Easter. Relaunched last week by Brisbane Archbishop Mark ... Read More »

Graces of Holy Spirit key to evangelisation

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ALIVE IN THE SPIRIT  By Father Ken Barker, MGL; Modotti Press, Ballan, Victoria. 2013. Reviewed by Barbara Flynn.  IN 1967, a recognisable outpouring of the Holy Spirit occurred within a small group of Catholics in America thus heralding in an era of new Pentecost generating renewal with a twofold effect. First, in many countries hundreds of individual lives have undergone ... Read More »

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