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Daniel and Daryl Giles bringing hope to families living with autism

Daryl and Daniel Giles

DANIEL Giles has been thinking a lot about Heaven and the meaning of life since the coronavirus pandemic hit Australian shores. “I know Jesus talks about living life to the full, and I’ve kept thinking, ‘Hmm, what does life to the full really mean? Was I living life to the full before the pandemic?’,” Daniel said. But if you asked ... Read More »

Margaret Somerville says good citizens need to do more than vote for the right leader

Margaret Somerville

IF you voted in the recent Queensland state election and you think you’ve done your job for another four years, or if the people of the United States think they have too, leading Australian bioethicist Professor Margaret Somerville has news for you. Professor Somerville, who is Professor of Bioethics at Notre Dame University in Sydney, suggested there was more to ... Read More »

Students cheer for Jesus after seeing mysterious skywriting

THE first letters “T” and “R” had students almost certain the skywriting pilot was going to spell out United States President Donald Trump’s surname as they looked skyward from their oval at Holy Cross School, Wooloowin, last Wednesday morning. By the time the full phrase was spelled out – “Trust in Jesus” – students had gone up with a roar, ... Read More »

East Timorese fruit pickers teach a lesson in faith to Bowen Catholics

AMID fears that labour shortages will leave crops unharvested due to coronavirus, one North Queensland community is singing the praises of Catholic pickers from East Timor. More than 100 East Timorese arrived in Bowen and have spent a full season picking capsicums, pumpkins and tomatoes, working hard to earn the respect of the local farmers, as well as the local ... Read More »

NAIDOC WEEK: “Moa Island will always be homeland for me”

ISAIAH Levi visited Moa Island, in the Torres Strait, for the first time when he was 16 and he immediately felt at home. Moa Island is the home of his family on his mother’s side. Isaiah, 18, is a Year 12 student at St Columban’s College, Caboolture, and he told his story as part of Brisbane Catholic Education’s Deadly Yarns ... Read More »

Brisbane Deacon Gary Stone defends new Thailand King Maha Vajiralongkorn

A BRISBANE Catholic deacon and former military chaplain has defended Thailand’s new King Maha Vajiralongkorn, who is under fire for his lavish lifestyle and quirky behaviour. Tens of thousands of protesters have taken to the streets of Bangkok to speak out against their ruler – the richest monarch in the world – who’s accused of funding his wild ways at ... Read More »

Emotions running high as four Queensland men prepare to be deacons

THREE Brisbane seminarians Francis Fernandes, William Iuliano and Jack Ho are taking their next steps towards priesthood, set to be ordained transitional deacons at St Stephen’s Cathedral on Friday, November 13. Rockhampton diocese seminarian Ashwin Acharya will head to St Joseph’s Cathedral to be ordained a transitional deacon on Wednesday, November 18. The four men, closing out their sixth and ... Read More »

Brisbane deacon given rare honour for chaplain service

DEACON Peter Devenish-Meares has received a rare official honour for his chaplaincy work as an Officer in the Venerable Order of St John. Only three months ago, Deacon Devenish-Meares was appointed chairman of the board for St John Ambulance Queensland, after serving on the board since 2018. He is also Mission Australia’s chaplain for Queensland and the Northern Territory, has ... Read More »

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