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Catholic Education Week begins – Queensland schools celebrate their ‘many voices, one Spirit’

THE great diversity of Queensland’s 306 Catholic schools will be the focus of this year’s Catholic Education Week, which runs from July 28 to August 3.The theme for this year’s celebrations is “Many Voices. One Spirit.” Queensland Catholic Education Commission executive director Dr Lee-Anne Perry said the theme reflected the broad range of social, economic, religious and cultural backgrounds of ... Read More »

Christian Brother Damien Price writes that mercy and forgiveness liberate and heal the human soul

THE Plenary Council 2020 has delivered six national themes for discernment for discussion. Br Damien Price has written a reflection on each of the six themes FORGIVENESS heals. Forgiveness liberates. Forgiveness is our noble birthright. One of my favourite paintings is Rembrandt’s The Return of the Prodigal Son. Now housed at the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, art critics ... Read More »

Ancient stories from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people inform on aged care discussions

THE Queensland Government’s inquiry into aged care, end-of-life and palliative care issues and voluntary assisted dying (VAD) provides an opportunity to explore care provision preferences with stakeholder groups.  Two essential voices in this conversation belong to our Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islander people.    These people – my people – have not only survived but also flourished in harsh ... Read More »

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