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Rosaries, prayers and hope abundant at Commonwealth Games multi-faith centre

Rwandan runner with Christian school students

CATHOLIC athletes have displayed their rousing singing skills and a penchant for rosary beads as they tuned up for Commonwealth Games competition. “I was sure they were going to lift the roof off with their singing,” volunteer Catholic chaplain Helen Day said, after a rousing Good Friday liturgy, held in the Gold Coast athletes’ village multi-faith centre. Mrs Day said ... Read More »

Chaplains – A friendly face in the darkest of hours

Fr Bob Harwood

FR Bob Harwood answered a knock on the door in Dysart. A dying miner was looking for a priest, knowing the cancer tormenting his body would soon claim his life. He wanted to die in his central Queensland home town and he wanted someone to walk the final weeks with him. He had no family and no close friends. So ... Read More »

Expert helping make chaplains job a little easier

PRISON and hospital chaplains working in the Brisbane archdiocese set an historic first when meeting with abuse prevention expert Monica Applewhite last month. Centacare pastoral ministries director Judy Norris, whose role covers Catholic Prison Ministry, said Dr Applewhite’s visit marked the first time archdiocesan chaplains had been in the same room together. “It is the first time prison and hospital ... Read More »

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