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Catholic world has eyes on Australia’s Plenary Council, US theologian says

Richard Gaillardetz

THE entire Catholic world is watching as the Church in Australia moves towards the Plenary Council 2020, according to one of America’s leading theologians. “I think this is one of the most important things that is going to happen in the Church – universal – in the next four or five years,” Joseph Professor of Catholic Systematic Theology, Boston College, ... Read More »

Pentecostal leader to Catholics: ‘God wants to see Catholic churches filled with young people’

Karolina Gunsser

PENTECOSTALS buck the trend when it comes to falling numbers amongst churches in Australia. Their congregations are growing strongly particularly amongst the young. When Brisbane’s Karolina Gunsser, a community leader with Citipointe Church, Redcliffe, took to the stage at the recent Proclaim 2018 Conference, she had a powerful message for Catholics about how to engage young people and fuel their ... Read More »

Country pilgrim bringing a smaller version of the Camino to Ipswich

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PILGRIMAGE enthusiast Chrissie Turner is so hooked on the Camino, she’s bringing a version of the 1000-year-old popular walk to her home parish in Ipswich. Mrs Turner, who has been a member of the St Brigid’s Parish, Rosewood, since 1995, has completed dozens of pilgrimages and walks around the world, including the Australian Camino, which follows the footsteps of St ... Read More »

Largest survey of young Catholics shows ‘great hope’ for millennials

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AUSTRALIA’S Bishops will use results from the largest survey of young Catholics in Australia to support young people facing problems with mental health, relationships, politics and living the faith in a secular world. More than 15,000 young peopled aged 16 to 29 completed a survey last year initiated by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference for the upcoming Synod of Bishops ... Read More »

Music festivals have nothing on the splendour of World Youth Day

  WHILE some of us are reminiscing on the recent Splendour in the Grass festival last weekend, Brisbane Catholics are revving up for the biggest Catholic youth festival in the world, World Youth Day Panama. This year marks 10 years since Aussies welcomed Pope Benedict XVI on our shores for World Youth Day in Sydney. Like the experience of young ... Read More »

Domus Dei Duo bringing Bach sacred music to the Church

Rachael Shipard and Eleanor Adeney

CLASSICALLY-trained musicians Eleanor Adeney and Rachael Shipard are adding churches to their list of potential venues to add “dignity and solemnity” to Catholic liturgies around Brisbane. The Brisbane Catholics and renowned musicians are combining their Catholic faith with their musical prowess to play sacred music for liturgies throughout Brisbane. “Our faith is very important to us and then we both ... Read More »

Brisbane obstetrician and gynaecologist to lobby state politicians about dangers of decriminalising abortion in Queensland

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A LEADING Catholic surgeon has vowed to lobby state politicians, and enlist the support of doctors and nurses to highlight the dangers of decriminalising abortion in Queensland. “We’ve got 13 weeks to get our message across,” Dr McLindon, an obstetrician and gynaecologist at Brisbane’s Mater Hospital said. A Labor government bill to be tabled in parliament next month and expected ... Read More »

Artist who sculpted busts and statues of Tony Abbott, Victor Chang says John Paul II an inspiration

Linda Klarfeld

RENOWNED sculptor Linda Klarfeld sees plenty of potential creating artworks in her new home on the Gold Coast. “Queensland is the next frontier so, for me, that’s exciting,” Linda said as she prepared for a studio opening at Southport. Her works include both religious and secular themes, and her subjects are the rich, the famous, sporting icons and those closest ... Read More »

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