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Safeguarding audit rolling out across Brisbane Archdiocese ensuring child-safe institutions

THE Archdiocese of Brisbane is to undergo a groundbreaking full audit of its safeguarding practices starting next month. It means that 25 per cent of Brisbane’s 98 parishes and archdiocesan offices are likely to be audited – the first archdiocese in Australia to do so. “I welcome it,” Brisbane’s director of the Office for Safeguarding Services Mark Eustance said. “It’s ... Read More »

Three Saints celebration kindles faith, family and Italian culture in a colourful Brisbane festival

FAITH in God, family tradition and community spirit coloured this year’s Three Saints Brisbane gathering, traditionally held on the first Sunday in May in Lutwyche parish. An estimated 2000 people attended the May 5 celebration honouring God’s power through the intercession of brothers Alfio, Filadelfo and Cirino, martyred for the faith in Sicily, Italy, in 253AD.  Three Saints Brisbane committee ... Read More »

Fr Joseph Parkinson writes taxpayer dollars will be used to fund fatal euthanasia doses

IN just a few weeks’ time the people of Victoria will wake up in a brave new world in which state-subsidised suicide and doctor-affected dying are lawfully practised, despite every other statute in the law book upholding a completely different rule: “thou shalt not kill”. Likewise in Queensland an inquiry is underway to consider following the Victorian Government’s example. The ... Read More »

‘A beautiful and profound experience’ – Easter joy rises in hearts of new Catholics everywhere

STORMY conditions didn’t stop Jesus from entering the hearts of more than 100 new Catholics as they were welcomed into the Church in Brisbane at Easter. The joy and hope of our Risen Jesus was experienced by thousands of parishioners across the state, especially during the Easter Vigil Masses. Candidates and neophytes lined the pews for Baptism and/or Confirmation in ... Read More »

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