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Protecting children

Protecting children

By Paul Dobbyn DR MONICA Applewhite will return to Brisbane to run workshops for clergy and lay leaders to reinforce that “sexual abuse concerns not just some in the Church but everyone”. Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge, announcing Dr Applewhite’s return, said “she is a world expert in the field of sexual abuse and child protection in the Church”. “Monica Applewhite ... Read More »

See your school in The Catholic Leader

Get published: The Catholic Leader team members Valentina Ricchi and Liam Webb invite all Catholic secondary schools to enter The Newsroom Contest in Terms 3 and 4 this year, or Terms 1 and 2 next year.

By Emilie Ng BUDDING journalists and media producers can get a head start in their careers by entering a new media contest open to Catholic secondary schools. Organised by the Brisbane archdiocese’s official news source, the Newsroom Contest offers students a chance to publish their own four-page newspaper and share it with The Catholic Leader’s 50,000 readers. All participating entries ... Read More »

Priests mark milestones

By Emilie Ng TWENTY Queensland priests, including one bishop, celebrating jubilees this year can count a total of 855 years of priestly service to the Church. The clergy, who celebrate 25, 40, 50, 60 and 65 years as priests, walked into St Stephen’s Cathedral for the Presbyteral Jubilee Mass on June 25, followed by 70 of their fellow priests and bishops. ... Read More »

Servants of God

Faithful servants: Archbishop Mark Coleridge with Fr Paul Eloagu (left) and Fr Odinaka Nwadike after their ordination at St Stephen’s Cathedral on June 29. Photo: Alan Edgecomb

By Emilie Ng TWO Nigerian-born men believe the greatest gift God has ever given them is the opportunity to be priests in the Catholic Church. Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge ordained Fr Paul Eloagu and Fr Odinaka Nwadike priests for the Brisbane archdiocese on June 29, at St Stephen’s Cathedral, at a Mass attended by hundreds of friends and family. Both ... Read More »

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 »

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