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St Leo’s offers vital support

ST Leo’s College, established in 1917, is one of the smaller colleges at the University of Queensland. It is home to 207 men from regional Queensland and Australia, and overseas. A college spokesperson said St Leo’s residents were attracted by its excellent location, benchmark facilities, and teaching and learning outcomes “that reflect a commitment to supporting residents achieving their very ... Read More »

Family first at John Paul

THE John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family in Melbourne offers courses in four general streams: Religious Education (RE), Bioethics, Theological Studies (Marriage and Family, and Theology of Psychology and Counselling), as well as offering a PhD by research. A spokesperson for the institute said it also offered a Masters in Sacred Theology degree which was the civil equivalent ... Read More »

Instrument of blessings

By Fr Joseph Duffy I SUPPOSE what I’m trying to capture here is – what was the quintessential style and substance of the ministry of John Gerry, the parish priest, and John Gerry, the auxiliary bishop? Today, John, we honour 65 years of service as priest, and 40 years as bishop. If you lived in the mushrooming working class in ... Read More »

Messages of congratulations

Bishop Joseph Oudeman

Bishop Joseph Oudeman CONGRATULATIONS Bishop John, as you celebrate 65 years of priestly life and ministry. Forty years ago you were also chosen to be bishop, in the Archdiocese of Brisbane. Your election to be a bishop at that time was an endorsement of the quality of your priestly ministry. Outstanding was your love for and contribution to social justice ... Read More »

A memory of the heart

Picthing in: Bishop John Gerry helps out with the washing up during a visit to Boystown, Beaudesert, in 1989.

By Paul Dobbyn  BISHOP John Gerry’s rolled-up-sleeves approach to ministry is captured in a photo taken of him washing up with some young chaps at Boystown in 1989. “I was very happy to have that as my image in a history of the archdiocese,” he said, smiling at the memory as he surveyed the view from the balcony of his ... Read More »

Equipped for growth

CAMPUS Ministry has been at the heart of Australian Catholic University from the university’s foundation a quarter of a century ago. Keeping that focus alive and relevant is a challenge for any organisation, and ACU is adapting to the rapid growth of students and staff on campus with renewed vigour. The university has introduced a new model of Campus Ministry, ... Read More »

Spirit in the City to inspire

Thriving chaplaincy: QUT chaplain Fr Bavin Clark (centre) with students and Freedom missionaries Amanda Schoenfelder, Gerard Lai, Arnaud Hurdoyal and Grace Rutty handing out pamphlets for their upcoming conference in July.

“SPIRIT in the City 2015” is a conference organised by QUT Chaplaincy addressing the biggest challenges facing the Catholic faith through atheism, science, media, technology and the movies. Is faith simply a matter of the heart? Is it little more than private opinion having no bearing on public policy as we are seeing through the push for gay marriage? Is ... Read More »

YAM welcomes in heart of city

MEANING can appear superficial amidst the city’s never-ending advertisements. When the commercial emphasis is so often on staying young and appearing “perfect”, how does someone truly grow up to navigate the challenges of authentic adulthood? The St Stephen’s Cathedral Young Adults Ministry welcomes young men and women to encounter Christ through sharing prayer, fellowship, formation and good works. The group’s ... Read More »

New institute is all about shaping beautiful minds

A NEW institute in Brisbane believes that the purpose of going to university is greater than mere job training. The Millis Institute, housed at Christian Heritage College, views the goal of higher education as learning how to think. The institute is led by Dr Ryan Messmore, a frequent speaker at Faith on Tap and Ignite, whose story appeared last year ... Read More »

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