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Archbishop Mark Coleridge says the Church is not about to ‘butt out’ of debates over environment

ARCHBISHOP Mark Coleridge says the Church is not about to “butt out” of debates over environmental concerns. Archbishop Coleridge offered that assurance in his response to a presentation given in Brisbane by president of the Oceania Federation of Catholic Bishops Conferences Archbishop Peter Loy Chong of Suva, Fiji. Archbishop Chong gave first-hand insight into the plight of Pacific islanders affected ... Read More »

Blasphemous art shame – peaceful vigil bears public witness of devotion to Our Blessed Mother

ABOUT 80 people have held a peaceful prayer vigil outside a Brisbane university art gallery, in protest against a “blasphemous” artwork depicting the Virgin Mary cradling male genitalia. A vigil organiser said the aim was “to bear public witness to our faith and devotion to our Blessed Mother, and to make public reparation to her immaculate Heart for this grave ... Read More »

When the news hits close to home – Selina’s brush with bushfires burning in the Granite Belt

WHEN the news becomes personal, it’s a whole other level of journalism.  When understanding directions of staying within the home, with ominous warnings of “leaving”, it’s a whole other level of fear.  When the elderly couple ordinarily occupying a nearby pew at the Saturday Vigil Mass are mentioned on news reports, it’s a whole other level of despair.  Those were ... Read More »

Marist mission making a difference in the lives of young people in East Timor for 20 years

TWENTY years after East Timor’s historic vote for independence, the Marist Brothers are being recognised for their work helping to rebuild the new nation’s shattered schools and to train teachers. East Timor was left in ruins after the Indonesian military retreated from the half-island state in 1999, burning and looting – 80 per cent of schools were destroyed, while 90 ... Read More »

Generation Z will have 18 jobs across six careers in 15 homes – huge changes tipped for education

PREPARING the next generation for the workforce will require a huge shift in education and culture, according to a leading social researcher. “Our world is changing, our work is changing, and therefore our approach needs changing,” Ashley Fell has told Queensland’s Catholic secondary school principals meeting in Townsville.  Young Australians – Gen Z’s, aged between 10 and 24 – and ... Read More »

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