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Priest who received free flights to Coen from Jonathan Thurston invites league legend to speak at Aboriginal Cultural Mass

Fr Rob Greenup

COWBOYS’ league legend Jonathan Thurston is to be honoured with an invitation to speak at Mareeba’s annual Aboriginal Cultural Mass. It’s a reward for a good faith gesture that has earned the respect of the town’s Augustinian priest, Fr Robert Greenup. “He’s a thoroughly decent fellow who helps where he can,” Fr Greenup, parish priest at Mareeba’s St Thomas of ... Read More »

Principal – St Michael’s School, Gordonvale

  Principal Looking for your next leadership role? Do you have proven leadership skills? Catholic Education Cairns welcomes applications from suitably qualified, experienced and committed applicants who wish to apply for the Principal position at Michael’s primary school, Gordonvale. The school is located about 23 km south of the Cairns central business district and is east of the Gillies Range ... Read More »

Not your mainstream principal

Erica Prosser

WHEN she quit high school at 15, got married at 17 and became a mother at 18, Erica Prosser never envisaged she would one day be an award-winning principal. The Holy Spirit College principal was the only Queensland teacher to win an Australian Scholarships Group National Excellence in Teaching Award earlier this year. She received a Leadership and Development Award ... Read More »

Much-loved priest Fr John Newman mourned by Cairns Catholic community

Fr John Newman

THE Cairns Catholic community has mourned the loss of well-known and much-loved priest Fr John Newman. Fr Newman had served the diocese for more than 50 years in priestly ministry. His long standing commitment to his many chaplaincy appointments saw him heavily involved as chaplain to both Calvary and Cairns Base hospitals, director of both Catholic Mission and Vocations, St ... Read More »

New education executive in Cairns helped establish education initiative on Nauru

Ian Davis

CAIRNS diocese’s Catholic Education Services new deputy executive director was involved in helping Australian Border Force with education needs on Nauru. CES has appointed Ian Davis deputy executive director to succeed Diarmuid O’Riordan, who resigned to become principal of St Edmund’s College, Ipswich. Mr Davis takes up his new role from January 16. In announcing Mr Davis’ appointment, CES executive ... Read More »

Ravenshoe parish gives young families battling the drought an all-expenses-paid weekend away

drought family

THREE young families from drought-stricken northern cattle stations will have a break from the stress and worry with a visit to Ravenshoe’s Torimba Festival which starts this weekend. Ravenshoe parish is hosting the families to an all-expenses-paid weekend in the town. Parish pastoral leader for the Ravenshoe and Gulf Savannah parishes Deacon Peter de Haas said the aim was “to ... Read More »

God’s love leads to new path for Deacon Cavicchiolo

Deacon Mark Cavicchiolo

I WAS born in 1968 in Canberra to loving parents, my siblings and I all went through the Catholic schooling system.   I had a happy childhood and through a love of fishing and the outdoors I gained an appreciation of God’s creation – however, without thinking about God.   Although I received the sacraments while at school I never ... Read More »

We asked Queensland MPs what they think about Rob Pyne’s abortion bill. Here’s the verdict.

pregnant mum

QUEENSLAND Parliamentary members have indicated whether they will support a proposed bill to make abortion legal in the state with a majority of respondents preparing to vote against it. The Catholic Leader asked all 88 Queensland Members of Parliament if they supported Member for Cairns Rob Pyne’s proposed abortion bill and if there should be gestational restrictions. Fifty-seven politicians including Mr ... Read More »

Cairns town tends to grief 12 months after tragic explosion

RAVENSHOE parishioners gathered for an ecumenical service at St Teresa’s Church to commemorate the lives lost in a disaster last year that shook the whole community. The small town located on the Atherton Tablelands was rocked by disaster 12 months ago when a vehicle crashed into a gas bottle at a local cafe, causing an explosion that killed two people ... Read More »

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