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Dorothy Nugent still has a spark for life at 100

100-year-old Dorothy Nugent

DOROTHY Nugent was a child when she decided that people didn’t live to 100. A cheeky, blue-eyed resident at Holy Spirit Carseldine, Dot found out how wrong her young self was when on February 23 this year she had her 100th birthday. “Years ago when I was a kid I used to think, nobody lives to one-hundred,” Dot said. “Well, ... Read More »

War veteran took on top-secret missions but never hid Catholic faith

Lionel Veale

JUST 12 months after enlisting in the army, 22-year-old Lionel Veale was tapped on the shoulder by a brigadier recruiting for a new, mysterious company of men, willing to take on top-secret assignments. It was 1941, just months before Japan bombed Pearl Harbour and opened up a new, Second World War front in the Pacific. “Do you think you’d be ... Read More »

Queensland educator and Vinnies member among Catholics honoured in Queen’s birthday list

Queen's honours

PROMINENT Catholics have been honoured in the 2016 Queen’s Birthday Honours list.  They include Mike Byrne, appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to Catholic education as an administrator, to policy development and reform, and to professional standards. “It’s wonderful to see Mike Byrne’s outstanding contribution to Catholic education in Queensland recognised publicly,” Queensland Catholic ... Read More »

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