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New Queensland seminary building to school future priests in mission

Blessing Queensland's seminary building

QUEENSLAND seminarians will start a new course giving future priests practical experiences to prepare young people for mission and evangelisation. Holy Spirit Provincial Seminary last week opened and blessed a new multi-purpose learning centre dedicated to the patron of missions St Francis Xavier.  It will be the hub for a new school of mission for seminarians. The school will offer ... Read More »

Building a life around leprosy

Woman with leprosy

THAKNI is one of the hundreds of thousands of people around the world affected by leprosy. Life in Nepal has been tough for her since she was diagnosed with the disease 14 years ago. The Leprosy Mission Australia said that, without early treatment and constant care, leprosy was a disfiguring, disabling disease. It can shackle whole families. Because of leprosy, ... Read More »

Catholics bring the vision of the Second Vatican Council to the world by listening to the poor

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle

BY listening to people’s suffering, joys and daily endeavours, Catholics bring the vision of the Second Vatican Council to the world, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila, Philippines, told an audience at The Catholic University of America. Such action demonstrates that the Church values the dignity of every person, especially the poor, and that it welcomes encounters with the world ... Read More »

Youth speak up for Mission aid

Students act

SENIOR students from two of Brisbane archdiocese’s schools are sharing their immersion experiences in a trial, which looks set to spread further afield. The students from St Patrick’s College, Shorncliffe, and Assisi College, Coomera, are being trained to give talks to local parishes through a new initiative of Catholic Mission’s Brisbane office. Brisbane archdiocese’s Catholic Mission director David McGovern said ... Read More »

Socking it to poverty

Socking it to poverty

THROUGHOUT the month of October students at Our Lady Help of Christians, Hendra, have been supporting Catholic Mission. Assistant principal for religious education Sue Williams said each class was given a sock in which to collect coins for Socktober. She said the fundraising initiative concluded on the first day of November when the whole school was encouraged to decorate their socks ... Read More »

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