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Faithful rejoice as church doors open again after months of lockdown, restrictions still in effect

CHURCHES across the country are re-opening, with restrictions on public worship starting to ease. Under an updated COVID-19 Safe Plan for Brisbane Archdiocese, parishes are welcoming a staged return to regularly scheduled Masses. Stage one allows only for up to 10 people in church and strict social distancing requirements of 1.5 metres between people. The liturgical season has changed from ... Read More »

Until injustice against Indigenous peoples is healed, Australia will not be the land God calls it to be

NATIONAL Reconciliation Week goes to the heart of what God calls Australia to be, Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge said at the 8am livestreamed Mass from St Stephen’s Cathedral on May 26. Archbishop Coleridge prayed on National Sorry Day – the eve of National Reconciliation Week – for the Indigenous peoples of Australia and entrusted them to the mercy and justice ... Read More »

‘Unprecedented’ has been over-used describing the fallout of COVID-19 but it’s still true, Brisbane deacon says

LIKE an omen of the road ahead, Australian Treasurer Josh Frydenberg suffered a coughing fit in the middle of his economic update speech in parliament on May 12, which replaced the budget speech traditionally held on the second Tuesday of May. Mr Frydenberg was tested for COVID-19 and the test came back negative, but the image of the treasurer coughing ... Read More »

Support network for graduate teachers more important than ever during pandemic

AS if embarking on a new career wasn’t enough of a challenge, graduate teachers were thrown into uncharted territory because of COVID-19, and schools moved to online learning. During her recent fortnightly meeting with the college’s graduate teachers, St Rita’s College deputy principal studies Maree Trims noticed that professional learning meetings for beginning teachers had been cancelled due to pandemic ... Read More »

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