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ERDU helping to open up the Bible

By Emilie Ng EQUIPPING Australian Catholics with Scripture-based resources has been a dream-come-true for Petrie parishioner and missionary Jan Heath over the past 20 years. In 1994, Mrs Heath began facilitating Bible studies and distributing Little Rock Scripture Studies from her kitchen. Twenty years later, Little Rock is just one of many resources in a bigger ministry, Evangelisation Resources Down Under ... Read More »

Centenary celebrated at St Columba’s

By Emilie Ng ONE hundred years has passed since David W. Tipler built Wilston’s Catholic church, St Columba’s – a task that only took four months. Parishioner Josephine Nolan remembers a time when the church and the parish school shared the surrounding 3ha of farmland. The 80-year-old has been a part of St Columba’s parish community for 56 years. “We came ... Read More »

A life full of miracles

By Emilie Ng GABBY Caldwell can claim at least three miracles over her eight-year life. The first was her birth on June 18, 2006, an event “very much anticipated and appreciated” by her parents, Kevin and Johanna Caldwell, who weren’t able to have children for eight years. The second was surviving four days of seizures after contracting gastroenteritis, although at ... Read More »

Deacon writes basic Vatican council guide

BRISBANE deacon Anthony Gooley has written a book he hopes will more fully break open the documents of the Second Vatican Council for non-theologians. “Bite-Size Vatican II – A Very Basic Guide to the Council and its Four Constitutions” is a commentary on Lumen Gentium: The Dogmatic Constitution on the Church; Sacrosanctum Concilium: The Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy; Dei ... Read More »

Pilgrim visit to Africa

By Paul Dobbyn BRISBANE Archbishop Mark Coleridge’s invitation to ordain 10 priests in Nigeria’s Umuahia diocese next month marks a deeper level of engagement between the two dioceses. Archbishop Coleridge received the invitation to conduct the ordinations in Umuahia’s Mater Dei Cathedral from Nigerian Bishop Lucius Ugorji during his recent visit to Brisbane. Bishop Ugorji also caught up with Nigerian ... Read More »

New evangelisation leader for Brisbane archdiocese

By Peter Bugden SOCIAL justice advocate Clyde Cosentino is the first director of Brisbane archdiocese’s new agency Evangelisation Brisbane. Archbishop Mark Coleridge announced the appointment on June 11 “after a nation-wide search” for the right person to head the new entity which replaced the Faith and Life agency as a result of a review of archdiocesan services and ministries. Archbishop Coleridge ... Read More »

Brisbane archdiocese forming choir for one-off event


CATHOLICS of Brisbane archdiocese are being invited to be part of a choir and group of musicians at a one-off event at St Stephen’s Cathedral. The archdiocese’s Secretariat of Parish Pastoral Councils is forming a “whole of the archdiocese” choir to lead the music for the annual Parish Pastoral Council Commissioning Mass at the cathedral on July 6. Evangelisation Brisbane ... Read More »

Burleigh Heads parish offers a hand to East Timorese people

By Emilie Ng A TRIP to East Timor to visit a Catholic parish moved Burleigh Heads parish priest Fr Ken Howell so much he almost considered throwing away his computer and mobile phone. During Easter week, Fr Howell and parishioners Sue and Bren Milsom travelled to Ossu, in Baucau diocese, East Timor. For several years, Burleigh parishioners have helped financially ... Read More »

The church Eddie built

By Emilie Ng FOR 50 years Edwin “Eddie” Nunn has sat in same pew in the left corner of his beloved church, St Jude’s, Gumdale on Brisbane’s southside. Mr Nunn’s love for this church began when he put pen to paper and drew the plans for St Jude’s back in the early 1960s. Back then, Manly’s parish priest, Fr James ... Read More »

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