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Author Archives: Emilie Ng

Children show missionary spirit as they sacrifice birthday gifts and pocket money for Socktober

CHILDREN throughout Australia have been bringing adults close to tears with their generous efforts to support children in Cambodia this month despite a global pandemic. Across the nation today, 360 Catholic schools will participate in Catholic Mission Australia’s virtual Socktober Event Day, held in place of an annual Socktober event normally organised for diocesan schools across Australia. The virtual event ... Read More »

Queensland’s first Creighton educator ready to teach aspiring practitioners the life-giving method

FERTILITY specialist Cathryn Marshall is on a mission to rid the world of the agony of infertility and she’s looking for other women to join her. Since 2015, the Brisbane-based fertility practitioner and registered nurse has helped hundreds of women and couples fall pregnant using a natural, Church-approved method, the Creighton Method FertilityCare System. Now the mother-of-four has taken her ... Read More »

Stuartholme girls end senior year by raising $36,000 for cancer research

HAYLEY Bowden and Lucy Baker have less hair than when they started Grade 12, but it’s not from the stress of navigating boarding school during a pandemic. The vice-captains and boarders of Stuartholme School, Brisbane’s only Catholic girls boarding school, shaved their heads for cancer to a live-stream audience on October 9. The pair were among 36 Year 12 students ... Read More »

Study on safety of gender diverse students could be useful for schools

YOUTH-serving Catholic entities that work with children and young people could benefit from a recent study into the climate safety perceptions of gender diverse students, child protection researchers have said. Douglas Russell and Professor Darryl Higgins from ACU’s Institute of Child Protection Studies contributed to research into how safe female, male and gender diverse youth, or those who choose not ... Read More »

Sister’s million-dollar birthday present going to mothers with postnatal depression

BIRTHDAY presents are a yearly occurrence so it was an “amazing” surprise when Mercy Sister Angela Mary Doyle received a belated gift worth $1 million last week. The first and former administrator of Brisbane’s Mater Hospital for 21 years turned 95 in August and, to celebrate, her close friends and philanthropists Maha Sinnathamby and Bob Sharpless gave her a late ... Read More »

Zach Woodward’s podcast could help teachers evangelise in the classroom

WHEN Zach Woodward made the transition from Catholic youth ministry to school teacher, he stumbled on the question of how to pass on the faith to his students without losing them on the first day. The primary school teacher realised by trial and error that his youth ministry experience meant nothing in the classroom if he wasn’t working hard on ... Read More »

This Franciscan nun is delivering love, care and hot meals to those in need across Brisbane

SOME of Brisbane’s homeless call her “Santa”, but Sr Salvacion Bunao likes to think of herself just as a nun serving the vulnerable, inspired and challenged by the Pope. The Franciscan Immaculatine Sister, who works alongside the Capuchins at South Brisbane, has been personally delivering food and good cheer to vulnerable members of her community, including elderly parishioners, families and ... Read More »

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