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Musician, nurse take on ambassador roles

ANNABEL Pike and Michael Mangan will be the official ambassadors for Catholic Education Week 2014 in Queensland. Annabel is a past student of St Agatha’s School and St Rita’s College, Clayfield. She is a nursing graduate of the Australian Catholic University’s Early Achievers Program and the recipient of the 2012 HESTA Australian Nursing Awards’ Outstanding Graduate of the Year. Annabel ... Read More »

Plan to pass on the faith

COMMON regrets uncovered among many Catholic grandfathers are that the faith is not being passed on to their grandchildren. menALIVE co-founder Robert Falzon discovered this as he travelled around with the team, which runs men’s weekends around Australia and New Zealand. “Grandfathers would often speak to us of their sorrow at how their children did not attend Mass or practise ... Read More »

Hundreds rally at city event to protect all life

PROTECTING  life at all ages was a key message for the hundreds of people attending the Rally for Life in Bisbane’s CBD last weekend. In a letter of support to the rally,  Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge said:  “I cannot be with you, not only to protest the violation of life, but also to celebrate life as the blessing which it ... Read More »

Bishop Morris move clarified

BRISBANE Archbishop Mark Coleridge has praised former Toowoomba Bishop Bill Morris for his decisive actions against child sexual abuse in one of the diocese’s schools. However, Archbishop Coleridge made clear Bishop Morris’ removal from office in 2011 by Pope Benedict “had absolutely nothing to do with the bishop’s exemplary actions once he was informed of the abuse that had happened ... Read More »

Bell a lasting tribute to Sisters

MORE than 150 people gathered on February 1 at St Joseph’s Church, Murgon, for a Thanksgiving Mass for the 77 years of service of the Presentation Sisters to the parish of Murgon. The departure of Sr Carmel and Sr Vianney has meant the Presentation Sisters will end their involvement in the parish. In his homily, parish priest Marist Father Michael ... Read More »

Brigidine students farewell beloved Alfie

By Libby Blom FOR more than a quarter of the school’s 85 years, Alfie Williams has been a cleaner at Brigidine College, Indooroopilly. It is well known that a positive workplace culture leads to employee loyalty, as expressed in longevity. Mr Williams’ longevity of 35 years is testimony to the culture of the staff, students and the Brigidine charism. Staff ... Read More »

Golden harvest for the story of the Josephites

By Libby Blom THROUGH the vision of then parish priest Monsignor James Kelly and with the support of parishioners, Our Lady’s College, Annerley, opened its doors in January 1964. With 78 students in Years 8 and 9, it was staffed by three Josephite Sisters – the first principal Sr Romuald Lambert, second principal Sr Lucy Tierney and Sr Martin. In ... Read More »

Couples the ‘salt’ of parish

MARRIED couples have been acknowledged as the “salt and light of parish life, preserving Catholic values and lighting the way for those who come after them”. Burleigh Heads parish priest Fr Ken Howell made the comment in his homily at a World Marriage Day Mass, one of several celebrated throughout the archdiocese, on Sunday, February 9. After the homily, Fr ... Read More »

Real people lead in Lent

A SURVIVOR of a saline abortion attempt and a chaplain at the Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre tell their life stories on a CD forming part of a suite of Lenten resources for Brisbane archdiocese and beyond. Melissa Ohden and Cameron Auld are among six people who share their experiences in the adult resource You Have Set Us Free. The resource ... Read More »

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