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Church brings healing to life

By Emilie Ng HYPNOTHERAPY was no match for the healing power Kelli Buhse received from sitting in the pews of a Catholic church less than two years ago. Mrs Buhse said the Church provided her answers to deal with post-natal depression and a range of other family issues. “I’ve had post-natal depression since I had my daughter, and she’s turning ... Read More »

New nuncio ‘big lift’ for Filipinos

By Emilie Ng BRISBANE Filipinos were proud to learn that Australia’s newly appointed papal nuncio hailed from their motherland. Philippines-born priest Fr Marce Singson was “so happy” to hear fellow Filipino Archbishop Adolfo Tito Yllana was appointed Australia’s papal nuncio. Despite knowing little about the new nuncio, Fr Singson said the recent appointment of Naga City-born Archbishop Yllana as Australia’s representative ... Read More »

Busking for Queensland kids

By Emilie Ng FOUR Catholic schoolgirls hit all the right notes when they gave their Christmas busking money to the founders of Queensland’s only children’s hospice – Hummingbird House. Sisters Olivia and Ruby Fox, and twins Stephanie and Rachel Anderson, who together perform as Sorella String Quartet, raised $900 for the palliative care facility by busking at Brisbane’s Queen Street ... Read More »

Dalai Lama to visit St Stephen’s Cathedral for a multi-faith event

BRISBANE Archbishop Mark Coleridge has extended a “glad welcome” to the Dalai Lama who will take part in a multi-faith event in St Stephen’s Cathedral on June 11. “From his early life, the Dalai Lama has been a controversial figure caught up in the drama of Tibet, especially in its relations with China,” the Archbishop said. “Inevitably he has been ... Read More »

Spinning hope up north

By Isaac Murphy CLEANLINESS and care help has arrived for the homeless people of Cairns. Mobile service Orange Sky Laundry has recently expanded after having assisted hundreds of Brisbane homeless improve hygiene with its mobile laundry vans. Founders Lucas Patchett and Nicholas Marchesi launched the project in October last year and it’s already spun up success. While the program has ... Read More »

Special crucifix dedicated in memoriam to diocese’s priests

VISITORS to Marian Valley, in the Gold Coast hinterland, are relishing the opportunity to pray for the priests of Brisbane archdiocese at the foot of a crucifix dedicated especially for that intention. Brisbane woman Heather Joseph has offered the 3.3m wooden crucifix to the care of the Marian Valley Shrine of Our Lady Help of Christians, where the Pauline Fathers ... Read More »

Praying to end human trafficking

By Emilie Ng QUEENSLAND’s new Catholic Women’s League state president is determined to rally more lay Catholic women to pray for an end to human trafficking. Veronica Box said her two-year term, which started on February 11, would include advocacy against human trafficking, an issue put forward by the World Union of Catholic Womens’ Organisations. “This year we’ll be making ... Read More »

All Hallows’ principal to take on state leadership

DR Lee-Anne Perry will go from heading All Hallows’ School, Brisbane, to leading the Queensland Catholic education sector in the coming months. Her appointment follows the decision in June 2014 by the current Queensland Catholic Education Commission executive director Mike Byrne to retire in June 2015. All Hallows’ principal since 1999, Dr Perry said she was “deeply honoured to accept ... Read More »

Child protection

prisoner's hands through fence

By Paul Dobbyn BRISBANE Romero Centre’s Rebecca Lim has first-hand experience of the mental suffering of children in detention. “For example, we’ve had a four-year-old girl staying here in day care while her mother studies English,” Ms Lim said. “The little girl showed clear signs of trauma from her experiences – for about a year she wouldn’t talk to us. ... Read More »

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