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University-led program is a game changer in tackling binge drinking

BINGE drinking and alcohol-fuelled violence remain key concerns for Australian culture. The most recent statistics show that 37 per cent of Australians are affected by alcohol-related violence. The Queensland Government has targeted binge drinking with plans to develop new education material on alcohol and drugs aimed at students in Years 7-12. “Game On: Know Alcohol”, or “GO:KA”, is an evidence-based ... Read More »

Architect to explore debate about design of Red Hill’s landmark church

By Paul Dobbyn JUBILEE Parish associate pastor Fr James O’Donoghue expects plenty of discussion to be sparked by a July 27 talk on the architecture of Red Hill’s St Brigid’s Church. Heritage expert and architect Robert Riddell will give the talk as part of an open-house day for the church’s centenary celebrations. Fr O’Donoghue said the architect’s talk would consider ... Read More »

Celebrating ‘the Big Church on the Hill’

By Paul Dobbyn HOW closely related are the designs of Red Hill’s iconic St Brigid’s Church and the famous Cathedral of Sainte Cecile at Albi in France’s south? Heritage expert and architect Robert Riddell will discuss the vexed issue at a lecture in the church on July 27 at 11.45am. Mr Riddell’s talk, sure to generate much lively discussion, is ... Read More »

A life devoted to faith and St Brigid’s

By Paul Dobbyn JOAN McAuliffe is unambiguous about her fierce love for Red Hill’s, St Brigid’s Church. “I love every brick in St Brigid’s,” she said, “the whole 150,000 or so of them.” Talking with the feisty 88-year-old, you discover her love of the Catholic faith is equally strong as she mentions her devotion to Our Lady and the praying of ... Read More »

‘St Dominic’s sons’ having a rich time

DROPPING in to the Glebe parish you might spot Dominican Brother Thomas Azzi at the altar. But he’s not a priest, not yet. Br Thomas is practising the rubrics of the Mass with another priest for his ordination later this year. Br Thomas is one of four young Dominicans being ordained in Australia this year: two priests and two deacons. ... Read More »

Singing our faith

SONG is the perfect way for children to celebrate and learn about their faith, according to Brisbane’s internationally renowned teacher and composer Michael Mangan. “Children have a special affinity for music,” Mr Mangan said. “Singing the words of scripture helps kids get to know Jesus and his teachings in a fun and engaging way. “Also, music adds emotion to the ... Read More »

Learning and having fun

By Carole Danby  THE whole Christian community is called to provide a range of opportunities and experiences through which the faith-life of children can be nurtured and deepened. Not everyone comes to faith in the same manner, so foundations laid down in childhood can prepare young people for full, adult participation in the life of the Church and community. The family, ... Read More »

Catholic women giving their time to help others

CATHOLIC Women’s League of Queensland started their dedication to those in need in 1927. Through prayers and devotions, CWL performs works of charity by raising funds for people in need throughout Australia. The CWL has strived to be the watchdog to protect families, especially the life of the unborn child. As means to raise funds, Card Days such as Bridge ... Read More »

UQ Catholics moving forward through new evangelisation

IN 1983, on the 500th anniversary of the first evangelisation of Latin America, Pope St John Paul II addressed the bishops of Latin America in Haiti, calling for the New Evangelisation. A spokesperson for the Univcersity of Queensland Newman Society said this “new evangelisation” would be an evangelism that takes the unchanging Gospel out to the world, but in a ... Read More »

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