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Giving Uganda love with lemonade

Linda Brady with student donors

By Emilie Ng PROFITS from a small lemonade venture organised by three students at St Benedict’s Primary School, Mango Hill, will help a Catholic teacher feed a Ugandan family for one week. Year 1 student Austin Barnes and sister Chloe Barnes, of Year 2, along with Year 2 student Amelia Smith, set up a kerbside lemonade stall outside their home ... Read More »

ERDU’s Gospel message preached around the world


By Isaac Murphy EVANGELISATION Resources Down Under is set to celebrate the tenth anniversary of their Bible Institute initiative with a visit from an international scholar. ERDU began from humble traditions in Petrie parish with the simple mission of using the word of God to grow the faith. Since its establishment it’s been a meteoric rise for ERDU who distribute evangelisation ... Read More »

Inspiring NZ bishop to visit

Bishop Colin

DUNEDIN’S “humble” Bishop Colin Campbell will share his thoughts on the theological “DNA” of Catholics when he visits Brisbane next month. Invited by the Catholic Charismatic Renewal Brisbane, Bishop Campbell will visit eight parishes in the Brisbane archdiocese between Southport to Hervey Bay from July 3 to 12. He will talk on Christians and their identity in Christ. CCR Brisbane ... Read More »

Braving the cold for Vinnies

Honouring grandma: The Vinnies CEO Sleepout hits home with general manager for QUT Enterprise Holdings Kris Trott, whose grandmother was homeless.

By Emilie Ng CONCRETE and cardboard gave Catholic mum Kris Trott a rough night’s sleep last week, but it was nothing compared to her own grandmother’s life as a homeless woman in Brisbane. The QUT Enterprise Holdings general manager grew up watching her grandmother suffer from an alcohol addiction that led to her being homeless. “She was, I think, quite ... Read More »

Teachers broaden horizons on US tour

Gaining knowledge: Members of QELI’s recent benchmarking study tour become acquainted with Pasadena High School’s bulldog mascot.

By Paul Dobbyn CALIFORNIA’S Echo Horizon School, with its 10 per cent population of deaf and hard of hearing children, provided a valuable learning experience for 23 Catholic education leaders from across Queensland and New South Wales. The leaders visited the Los Angeles Apple Distinguished school in May as part of a five-phase program organised by Brisbane-based Queensland Education Leadership Institute ... Read More »

Christian Brothers’ message gains new audience

Means of mission: At the launch of the website are, from left, Br Peter Clinch, Br Ted Magee, Dr Bill Sultmann, Br Bernard Gartland, Br Bob Chambers and Br Chris Meehl.

EDMUND Ignatius Rice, founder of the Christian Brothers, got an unusual present on his feast day this year – a new website. Christian Brothers Oceania Province director of mission Dr Bill Sultmann said the website had been launched on May 5, the founder’s feast day, “as a way of telling and re-telling the order’s story both in its breadth and ... Read More »

Friend of poorest

By Emilie Ng REGGAE priest and founder of Jamaica’s fastest-growing religious order, the Missionaries of the Poor, is coming to Brisbane next month. Fr Richard Ho Lung, sometimes considered the male equivalent of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta, is scheduled to speak at various events in Brisbane and the Gold Coast between July 8 and 14. The champion for the ... Read More »

Fr Liam farewelled

By Paul Dobbyn DIVINE Word Missionaries Father Liam Horsfall’s extraordinary commitment was celebrated recently when he retired after 15 years as chaplain to St Patrick’s College Shorncliffe. Congregation provincial Fr Henry Adler celebrated a Mass to mark the occasion. It was held at the same time as the college’s Edmund Rice Feast Day Mass. Fr Horsfall, 87, concelebrated with some old ... Read More »

Conceiving precious fight

Dedicated to life: At the cutting of Cherish Life Queensland’s anniversary cake are (from left) Atherton Tablelands president Carol O’Connell; Bundaberg president Barry Kirby; Townsville president Michael Punshon; Emerald president Margaret Smith; Redcliffe/Northern Suburbs president Julie Borger; Toowoomba president Dr Donna Purcell; state president Teresa Martin; Wendy Cumming, of Mackay; Gold Coast vice-president Fiona Hunter; and Noelle Melrose, of Rockhampton. Representatives from Cairns, Gladstone, Gympie, Nambour and Warwick were unable to attend.

By Paul Dobbyn AS Cherish Life Queensland celebrates its 45th birthday, president Teresa Martin has called the organisation “a credit to the foresight of its founders”. “The organisation’s founders held their first meeting in 1969, aware that the ongoing legalisation of the contraceptive pill would lead to a push to legalise abortion,” Ms Martin said. “The following year they formed ... Read More »

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