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Fr Sean McDonagh, a missionary for creation

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“ARE you not worried if there’s going to be any flowers left here?” It’s a question Fr Sean McDonagh asks people, young and old, when he takes them down to The Burren, in County Clare, Ireland, to wonder at the beauty of nature in his homeland. It’s also a question ... Read More »

Don’t major in minor things: A businessman’s key to success

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AT the age of 30, I applied for a marketing position.  Nothing strange about that, except the newspaper advertisement stated that unless you were over 40 you would not have the maturity for the job and that therefore anyone under 40 need not bother to apply.  As on many other ... Read More »

Brisbane missionary priest who built a church and school in Ecuador returns to see finished product

Fr Frank Jones

WHEN Manly parish priest Fr Frank Jones returned to Ecuador recently he was hailed as a hero by the slum dwellers of San Francisco. Fr Jones set up a clinic, built a church and founded a school for the poor during his many years as a missionary, before poor health ... Read More »

Friend of ‘the Battler’s God’ puts his pen down

Br John Vernard

MARIST Brother John Venard (Smith), who has written more than 1000 Sacred Space columns for The Catholic Leader, has called it a day. Having released his seventh and final book – Finally, The Battler’s God – three years ago, Br Venard has decided it was time to retire from writing his ... Read More »

Mentally ill need Mass, prayer, says chaplain

PEOPLE with mental illness need spiritual care more than a handout, Catholic Psychiatric Pastoral Care chaplain Fr Jim Smith says. Fr Smith has been the chaplain for CPPC, a ministry dedicated to the mentally ill including people with schizophrenia, since 1987. In those 29 years, Fr Smith has come to ... Read More »

Finding our purpose in our talents

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“WHAT is my purpose in life and what am I being called to do?” This is arguably the most prominent question on the majority of teenagers’ and young adults’ minds, at least it is amongst my friendship circles.  This is no small question and it requires a lot of reflection ... Read More »

Why Greg Shakovskoy left Perth to seek God in Brisbane

Greg Shakovskoy

IF the Shakovskoys were around in Jesus’ time they may have had half the seats at the Last Supper. When Jesus was gathering his disciples with the call “Come, follow me”, he had Peter and Andrew from one family and James and John from another taking up the invitation, but ... Read More »

France needs to return to God, Brisbane Frenchman says

CHRISTIAN Pradayrol reached for his worn Rosary beads and a telephone the moment he learnt Paris was in desperate need of prayers.  Mr Pradayrol, a Marseille-born Frenchman working for Brisbane-based Catholic charity Rosies, has spent part of each day for most of his life praying a decade of the Rosary ... Read More »

Faith in God

VINNIES VIEW by Brian Moore THE definition of the word faith is a belief without evidence. Faith is a confidence or trust in something that may not be seen. The root or foundation of our Catholic faith is the death and resurrection of Our Lord, Jesus Christ. Someone once asked great ... Read More »

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