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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 »

Cairns Bishop says saving the Great Barrier Reef “dramatically obvious”

Great Barrier Reef

CAIRNS Bishop James Foley has said it’s time for the Church to revise and extend a powerful 2004 pastoral letter signed by Queensland’s bishops calling for action to save the Great Barrier Reef. Bishop Foley has spoken out about stewardship of the reef as experts report the reef is reeling from its worst environmental crisis in recorded history, and warn ... Read More »

Fair wage patron from Cairns named papal knight

Papal knight

FAMILY justice champion Brian Lawrence has developed a slight wardrobe dilemma since being named a papal knight. The near-retiring lay Catholic, married to administration and business leader Elizabeth Proust, is not sure how to wear the uniform for knights of the Order of Pope St Sylvester in his Cairns home. “I have to wonder what a knight should wear in ... Read More »

New Queensland seminary building to school future priests in mission

Blessing Queensland's seminary building

QUEENSLAND seminarians will start a new course giving future priests practical experiences to prepare young people for mission and evangelisation. Holy Spirit Provincial Seminary last week opened and blessed a new multi-purpose learning centre dedicated to the patron of missions St Francis Xavier.  It will be the hub for a new school of mission for seminarians. The school will offer ... Read More »