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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 »

Ignite Conference 2019: Not just changed for a day but transformed for a life

THIS year, CCI is once again sponsoring The Ignite Youth conference taking place in both Brisbane and Sydney. We had the opportunity to ask Kym Keady, the National Director of Ignite Youth a few questions about the impact of the event! Kym has been working in youth ministry for over 25 years. As a counsellor, author, youth worker, inspirational speaker, ... Read More »

North Queensland bishops say legalised euthanasia without improving palliative care is simply immoral

TOWNSVILLE Bishop Tim Harris and Anglican North Queensland Bishop Keith Joseph have issued a joint statement criticising the latest push towards euthanasia by the Queensland Parliament. “As a society we rightly detest murder and suicide: for we rightly hold that human life is precious and should be protected,” the bishops said.  “Euthanasia is carried out either by helping someone end ... Read More »

Archbishop Peter Loy Chong sees islanders move to higher ground, visits Brisbane to raise awareness

A LEADER of the bishops of Oceania has given Brisbane Catholics a personal account of the climate threat engulfing Pacific island nations. Oceania Federation of Catholic Bishops’ Conferences president Archbishop Peter Loy Chong spoke of the crisis in a homily at midday Mass in St Stephen’s Cathedral last Sunday. He was a guest of the archdiocese for the launch of the ... Read More »

The Neocatechumenal Way is leading Catholics towards the full grace of their baptism

MOST of us were baptised as infants and never had a chance to learn about the faith we inherited, which is precisely why the Neocatechumenal Way is heaven-bent on catechesis.  Brisbane archdiocese has many Neocatechumenal Way communities, including at Loganholme, Wynnum and Newmarket. Sydney Neocatechumenal Way priest Fr Tony Trafford said their mission came straight from the pages of the ... Read More »

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