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Popular operetta The Mikado showing in Brisbane

By Vincenzo Ferraioli IMAGINE there was a list of people who committed sins and all of these people are to die for those sins. Everyone who commits sins – all people who get angry, all people who judge, all people who have lied or wronged someone, all people who commit sexual sins, all people who insult, children who disobey their ... Read More »

Love is the key to everything in life

By Terry Lees Life provides many treasured moments and in my memory bank is one from Christmas 2011, when we travelled by road from Mount Isa to Ballina in northern NSW. With me were my wife Pattie and two granddaughters, then aged 16 and 5. Nearing Ballina, there is a stunning, breath-taking view that sweeps down the range, across lush ... Read More »

Book reasserts hope for the Church

THE FRANCIS EFFECTEditors: Danielle Achikian, Peter Gates and Lana TurveyPublisher: Catholic Mission, Catholic Religious, AustraliaPrice: $15 Reviewed by Terry Oberg I HAVE a monthly luncheon with two friends. It is a get together of three elderly men.  Our conversation revolves around many topics, but some that always dominate are the great American songbook, politics and Catholicism. Our unanimous verdict for ... Read More »

The atmosphere that we live in is important

By Sr Elvera Sesta A STRANGE thing happened to me the other day. I had just finished one class with my year 12 students in the library. I was a little late leaving as I was discussing the topic with one of my students.  My next class was at the other end of the campus. As I walked down the stairs ... Read More »

A book for all teachers and parents

TOUCHSTONES: Stories, thoughts and reflections on Catholic Education and the Christian visionBy Wayne Tinsey, David Lovell Publishing. RRP $22.50. Reviewed by Br Brian Grenier CFC GOOD teachers know not only what and who they are teaching but also why and to what end they are teaching. Their sense of purpose commonly finds expression in a mission statement, publicly proclaimed and ... Read More »

Musings on a life led by faith

Person lighting candle

By Professor Greg Craven I WAS recently asked to talk about my life in a faith context for the Catholic Man Breakfast Series. In Australia, because we’re such a young country we’ve never been terribly good at thinking around beginnings. To reflect on my family today, I really need to go back much further than my own childhood. The Cravens ... Read More »

Learning to see God clearly

By Sr Elvera Sesta  OUR bodies are remarkable machines. It is only when something goes wrong that we realise what a wonderful job that they have been doing. Our body is a mass of nerves and each nerve has its own particular area to govern, whether it is the movement in the smallest section of our little finger or the large ... Read More »

Australian Church history at it most readable

AUSTRALIAN CATHOLIC LIVESBy Edmund Campion, David Lovell Publishing, RRP $24.95 Reviewed by Br Brian Grenier CFC OVER the years, many readers of The Catholic Leader have told me that they always read the back page first. I assume that this is because they enjoy well-written accounts of how ordinary people like themselves live generous and creative lives informed by their ... Read More »

Everyone loves a wedding

wedding rings

By Kiri Groeneveld YOU are, I am sure, familiar with 1Corinthians:13. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud, and so on. With good reason, it is a popular wedding verse – one of the passages in the Bible that resonates with those entering into the sacrament of marriage. While ... Read More »

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