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Hooked on the Camino: The man who is planning his fourth (and fifth) pilgrimage

Eduardo and Merinda

WE all may know a couple starting 2017 with their minds on planning a wedding; what are the chances of them heading off on a five-week walk straight after their big day? That’s what young Brisbane man Eduardo Cruz and his wife Merinda did – 35 days walking across Spain. ... Read More »

Step by step: Meet Eduardo Cruz, a young Brisbane lawyer addicted to the Camino

Eduardo Cruz

YOUNG Brisbane Catholic Eduardo Cruz can’t get enough of trekking across Spain – it’s a spiritual thing. Since 2013, he’s walked about 1250km and cycled about 470km on the Camino de Santiago de Compostela, a pilgrimage following the way of the apostle St James through Spain. It’s been challenging, at ... Read More »

Parishioners brought retiring priest Fr Frank Lourigan to life

Fr Frank Lourigan

RETIRING priest Fr Frank Lourigan has many accomplishments under his belt, but serving the people of God for 48 years is his proudest achievement. Quoting from a 1907 song by Billy Murray, Fr Lourigan said the people in parishes and communities completed his priestly ministry. “As the old song says, ... Read More »

Townsville Catholics attend Mass celebrating Port Moresby archdiocese’s 50th


DELEGATES from Townsville diocese visited Papua New Guinea in late November to help celebrate the golden anniversary of Port Moresby archdiocese. During the Golden Jubilee Mass at St Mary’s Cathedral, Cardinal John Ribat spoke to the more than 2000 gathered and shared many historical facts about the forming of what is ... Read More »

After 51 years at Padua College, former student and rector Bob Out is finally saying goodbye

Bob Out principal

  STAYING at school for 51 years has been Robert Out’s idea of a successful life. At 59, Robert, better known as Bob to everyone except his mother, has spent 51 years at Padua College, Kedron. He has gone from student to classroom teacher, the school’s second lay vice-rector, and ... Read More »

The flesh and the facts: Archbishop Mark Coleridge’s Advent Pastoral Letter for 2016


THE Year of Mercy has come to an end, and I want to thank all who helped to make the Jubilee a gift to us all – Pope Francis for offering it to the whole Church, but also the many who have conceived and organised the many activities that have ... Read More »

Australian Catholics respond to ‘flourishing’ trades of human trafficking and slavery


IN 2005 two Catholic religious sisters met in an Indooroopilly coffee shop concerned at the trafficking and exploitation of humans and how the trade appeared to be flourishing. The two sisters, Brigidine Sister Louise Cleary and the late Good Samaritan Sister Pauline Coll, started planning a response by religious orders and ... Read More »

Gold Coast parish ‘reaches for the stars’ with giant Christmas tree, free food for 1000 kids

christmas cheer

CHRISTMAS cheer at a Gold Coast parish will literally be overshadowed by the decorations as parishioners put the final touches on a three-storey tree. The community at Guardian Angels Church, one of three churches in the Southport parish, bought a 7m Christmas tree for its annual family party on November ... Read More »

Indigenous communities unite to take urgent action to help women

No More Violence

THREE senior indigenous women have hailed the campaign called No More which uses sporting codes’ notions of fair play and respect as a successful way to curb the epidemic of family violence in Aboriginal communities. The campaign started with football teams in the Northern Territory linking arms before a game ... Read More »

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