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Too many teenagers: Ignite Conference might outgrow venue as numbers continue to swell

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TEENAGERS are posing a wonderful problem for organisers of an annual youth conference in Brisbane who have watched numbers “bust from the seams”.  Ignite Conference organisers Luke Plant and Kym Keady, both members of the Emmanuel Community in Brisbane, said the four-day event might “soon outgrow” its venue at Mueller College, Rothwell. “If that happens we’re going to say, ‘Thank ... Read More »

Brisbane conference to prove religion is relevant in public debate, with support from former PM

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FORMER Prime Minister Tony Abbott will be among key speakers at a Brisbane conference aimed at fortifying the relevance of faith in the public square. Spirit in the City, hosted by the Queensland University of Technology chaplaincy, will draw speakers including Mr Abbott, Archbishop Mark Coleridge, Mercy Sister Moira Debono and Christian educator Dr Ryan Messmore. Mr Abbott will address ... Read More »

CWL to fund refuges for women in need across Queensland

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QUEENSLAND members of a Catholic women’s organisation have pledged financial support to refuge shelters caring for homeless mothers and children across the state. The canonically approved Catholic Women’s League of Queensland announced at its recent state conference its three member dioceses would raise funds for a local refuge supporting homeless mothers and children. Queensland state president Veronica Box expected members ... Read More »

Brisbane woman “pain-free” after 21 years of suffering

MARIE Kann was on painkillers for 21 years to quell a whiplash injury, but claims her time at a Charismatic conference two weeks ago has left her pain-free. Ms Kann, 71, suffered a whiplash injury in 1995 and had been taking daily medication to ease the pain. Six months ago the Brisbane Catholic from St Mary Magdalene Church, Bardon, also ... Read More »

Taking it to the streets

CATHOLICS at Our Lady of Lourdes, Sunnybank, are hoping a parish conference on evangelisation will help bring the Church out of the pews and into the world. Steven Bird and John Thomas, parishioners at Our Lady of Lourdes, Sunnybank, have watched each other evangelise outside of the pews as co-workers at St Thomas More College, Sunnybank. “It’s something I do ... Read More »

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