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Joe Zambon – Brothers

Joe Zambon's new album Brothers

CANADIAN musician Joe Zambon takes listeners through a distinguished anthology of Catholic sounds in his new offering, Brothers.  Emilie Ng reviews. NOTHING begins the journey through a new Catholic album like dancing along to an Irish jig. Joe Zambon probably knew that when he arranged his new acoustic album, Brothers. Whether he has Irish roots or not is irrelevant – ... Read More »

Pastoral council fills a gap

By Emilie Ng AFTER eight years without a parish pastoral council Holy Family Parish, Runaway Bay, commissioned a team of nine new members earlier this month. Parish priest Fr John Khoai welcomed Marie Roberts, Gabrielle Lahood, Iain Harrison, Brian Torrey, Jackie Cameron, Rachelle Broughton, Ronnie Wilson, Ramon  Lopez and Nola Wooster as the new council. Fr Khoai said the council would ... Read More »

Eternal rest for faithful Bishop

Bishop Michael Putney

BISHOP Michael Putney of Townsville Diocese died early this morning after his lengthy battle with cancer. He was 67, and entered his 13th year as Bishop of Townsville yesterday. The Townsville Diocese posted the news on their Facebook page this morning. “It is with sadness that we announce that Bishop Michael Putney AM DD died peacefully in the early hours ... Read More »

Grab a bite with Vocations

By Emilie Ng FREE lunches are on Vocation Brisbane as part of a new event for young adults in Brisbane archdiocese. Our Shout is a new initiative for young adults, university students and young professionals in and around Brisbane’s CBD to hear the message of vocations in new and creative ways. The monthly events will include a free lunch and ... Read More »

Family look for answers

By Emilie Ng  FAMILY members and friends of two Brisbane couples who were on board missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 that was confirmed to have crashed in the Indian Ocean have turned to God for hope and answers. Darra Jindalee parish priest Fr Dan Carroll said Mary and Rodney Burrows, two of six Australians on board MH370, were members of ... Read More »

San Sisto group to trace the steps of St Dominic

STAFF from San Sisto College, Carina, will walk the footsteps of their school’s patron St Dominic during a pilgrimage in April. The pilgrimage, known as the Lands of St Dominic, will take 22 pilgrims including staff from Dominican schools and Dominican religious. Pilgrims will fly to Madrid, Spain, and travel to Caleruega where St Dominic was born, and continue through ... Read More »

Teen writes on trafficking

By Emilie Ng MOST teenagers don’t spend all their spare time on a mission to share the disturbing truth of human trafficking and child sex abuse. But Chiara Keady is not most teenagers. The 15-year-old Brigidine College student has spent the past six months writing a fictional novel on human trafficking. More than 2000 people have read the book on ... Read More »

Former Gold Coast mayor backs ‘Buy a Brick’ project

By Emilie Ng FORMER Gold Coast Mayor Gary Baildon is in full support of Surfers Paradise parish’s fundraising campaign, “Buy a Brick”, to build a new church at Broadbeach. Mr Baildon was announced in the parish as the patron for the campaign last weekend. He has been a parishioner at St Vincent’s Church, Surfers Paradise, for more than 50 years, ... Read More »

Brisbane Oratory house blessed by Archbishop

By Emilie Ng FOUR Brisbane Oratory in Formation members gathered in Annerley with Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge on Ash Wednesday for a blessing of their new temporary residence, Casa San Girolamo. House residents Fr Adrian Sharp and Fr Paul Chandler invited Archbishop Coleridge to dine with them and two other community members who have not yet begun living in Brisbane. ... Read More »

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