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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 »

What is your calling?

By Adam Burns WHEN I was discerning becoming a priest, many people pointed out to me how young I was.  It was often a surprise to many people to see a 19 or 20-year-old training to be a priest. The running joke at the seminary was that some of the other students were old enough to be my father. Our ... Read More »

What do we need to live a good life?

By Jess Woodward THE four cardinal virtues of courage, prudence, justice and wisdom were first outlined as necessary for living a good life by Plato in “The Republic” and then explored in the context of Christianity by Sts Ambrose, Augustine and Thomas Aquinas. This year, Australian Catholic University Campus Ministry has launched a new initiative, “The Human Virtues Series”, in ... Read More »

Rosies – a community built in faith

ROSIES – Friends on the Street is inviting students from Catholic and other independent schools across Queensland to see life through the eyes of the poor. The organisation partners with the schools to provide young people with opportunities to assist people who are homeless and socially excluded. It also offers the students the chance to more deeply engage with their ... Read More »

Vocations focus for Marist youth

By Sharni-Lee Moore “VOCATIONS: Call Waiting” was the theme for this year’s Marist Youth Ministry Year 12 Forum. It was a gathering of students from across Queensland and Northern NSW, for a weekend of open, honest conversation about where the students are recognising and responding to God’s personal call in their lives. As young people, quite often layers are placed ... Read More »

New horizons for Real Talk

BRISBANE-based ministry Real Talk has become one of Australia’s leading specialists in speaking about the topics of relationships, personal identity and sex. The dynamic ministry has now worked in around 100 schools across Australia, with presentations generating real change in the young people who participate. One retreatant said they were “inspired” by a Real Talk presentation at their school.  “You ... Read More »

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