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Priest lists reasons to visit the Holy Land this year

Jerusalem

SPONSORED BY OUR LADY HELP OF CHRISTIANS, HENDRA WE read and hear about Jesus and the Holy Land, and imagine what Israel would look like mainly drawing from Bible stories and illustrations.  The Holy Land landscape is nothing like the Australian landscape.   Visiting the places where Jesus was born and raised, the important areas of his ministry and finally ... Read More »

See the mind-boggling Neuromedic simulator that uses your brain to sense critical reactions

Neuromedic technology

SPONSORED BY AUSTRALIAN CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY MIND-controlled technology that can sense a person’s reaction to a critical incident will be on show at Australian Catholic University Open Day in Banyo on Saturday, July 23.  The new technology is the latest experience on offer to the thousands of Australians who will be flocking to university open days across Brisbane between July and ... Read More »

St Leo’s College turns 100 next year

Residents at St Leo's College

SPONSORED BY ST LEO’S COLLEGE   NEXT year St Leo’s College, within the University of Queensland, turns 100 and wants you to help celebrate.  If you are, or you know someone who is, a Leonian tell them to get in touch with St Leo’s so they can find out all the exciting events planned for next year. The celebrations will ... Read More »

The Beatitudes show the way of Christ, MGL priest Fr Ken Barker says

Fr Ken Barker

JOY and love are irresistibly attractive, says Fr Ken Barker, who is founder of the Missionaries of God’s Love and author of a new book The Way of Jesus: a reflection on the Beatitudes.  In a world desperately seeking happiness, Fr Barker’s book is a great guide to experiencing lasting joy and love.  The book, launched recently in St Thomas ... Read More »

Why I don’t drink alcohol: A teenager’s perspective

alcohol

I AM 19 years old; I have never touched alcohol and I never will. So now that I have your attention, let me explain. Firstly I would just like to make one thing clear – I have absolutely nothing against alcohol or people who drink and in no way, shape or form am I saying that alcohol is bad.  In ... Read More »

Krakow 2016: What happens after World Youth Day?

World Youth Day

THROUGHOUT the planning and preparation that goes into organising pilgrimages for WYD2016, a lot of focus has been on how best to  prepare and support pilgrims throughout the WYD pilgrimage experience. It is just as essential, however, to consider the question of what happens after WYD and how we can support pilgrims after this “mountain top” experience?  In 2014, Archbishop ... Read More »

Youth Feature: National conference to draw more young to Jesus

Ignite Conference

SPONSORED BY IGNITE YOUTH for IGNITE CONFERENCE   IGNITE Conference is a national Catholic youth conference held in Brisbane.  It’s about encountering Jesus Christ and the Church, experiencing dynamic faith, being equipped for living the Christian life, and being empowered to impact the Church and the world. Every year Ignite Conference draws more than 1300 adults, students, kids, ministry leaders, ... Read More »

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