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Brisbane NaPro doctor welcomes study showing contraceptive pill can change a woman’s brain

FERTILITY medical consultant Dr Terry Kent has found a link between an American study that shows the pill changes a woman’s brain structure and a treatment option he gives to women who have used oral birth control for decades. The Radiological Society of North America has reported a “strong association” between the contraceptive pill and the size of the hypothalamus, ... Read More »

Springfield can’t contain its generosity, raising $16k for the poor

Mother and two children with overflowing collection of recyclable plastic bottles

PLASTIC bottles that would normally end up in the recycling bins of Springfield homes and businesses have become a tool for local Catholics to raise money for the poor. Parishioners from Our Lady of the Southern Cross Parish in Springfield, on Brisbane’s west, with help from numerous local businesses, raised $16,000 for returning 160,000 plastic drinking bottles through the Queensland ... Read More »

Brisbane’s newest Sister goes back to the drawing board with icon classes

IF you have ever felt bad for disliking a holy icon of Our Lady, Sr Josephine Marie can empathise. The former New Zealand artist who now lives in Brisbane with the Sisters of Mary Morning Star, once dismissed sacred icons as unattractive paintings by people with no artistic talent. “I just thought Mary always looked so sad, this is done ... Read More »

Vatican chooses Ashleigh Green for new youth advisory board

ASHLEIGH Green is becoming the new face of young Australian Catholics after being asked to represent Australia’s youth at the Vatican a second time. Miss Green will represent Australia on the International Youth Advisory Body, established for the Youth Office of the Dicastery of Laity, Family and Life.  She is one of 20 young people from five continents chosen to ... Read More »

Meet the married men who will be ordained deacons next week

Married men becoming deacons

A FINANCIAL economist, a renowned technologist, a researcher for the CSIRO, and a former Protestant pastor will walk into a cathedral to become deacons next week. Adam Walk, Ivan Ortiz, Chad Hargrave and Peter Pellicaan are one week out from their ordination to the permanent diaconate, one of three ranks in the sacrament of Holy Orders. They are all married ... Read More »

Emotion hits as bishop takes up call to lead in regional Victoria

SANDHURST’S new shepherd showed his love for the people of God when he failed to hold back tears during his first address as the Bishop of Sandhurst. Bishop Shane Mackinlay, who was ordained the eighth Bishop of Sandhurst on October 16, made a bittersweet farewell to the parishes of Bungaree and Gordon, where he has called home for 15 years. ... Read More »

Sandhurst seminarian says vocation to priesthood freeing, not crazy

Family joy: Deacon Adi Indra (second from left) celebrates his ordination to the diaconate with his parents, Yanti and Hasan Indra and sister Eveline Indra. Photos: PNAC (Rome)

SEMINARIAN and former intern at The Catholic Leader, Adi Indra, can tick getting ordained over the burial site of the first pope from his bucket list. The Indonesian-born seminarian for the Sandhurst diocese in Victoria was ordained a deacon on October 3 at St Peter’s Basilica which, in Catholic tradition, is known as the place where St Peter was buried. ... Read More »

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