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Springfield can’t contain its generosity, raising $16k for the poor

Mother and two children with overflowing collection of recyclable plastic bottles

PLASTIC bottles that would normally end up in the recycling bins of Springfield homes and businesses have become a tool for local Catholics to raise money for the poor. Parishioners from Our Lady of the Southern Cross Parish in Springfield, on Brisbane’s west, with help from numerous local businesses, raised $16,000 for returning 160,000 plastic drinking bottles through the Queensland ... Read More »

Where you can visit St Therese of Lisieux and her parents in Brisbane

St Therese of Lisieux

VENERATION of the relics of St Therese of Lisieux and her parents, Sts Louis and Zelie Martin, will be held in Brisbane churches in early February 2020. The first Brisbane parish to receive the relics will be Our Lady of Mt Carmel, Coorparoo, which is in the care of Carmelites – the order St Therese belonged to in life. Parish ... Read More »

Brisbane’s award-winning Catholic newspaper turns 90 today

Various front covers of The Catholic Leader since 1929

THE Catholic Leader has covered the lives, events and opinions of generations of Brisbane Catholics and – with this 5581st edition – we commemorate 90 years since the inaugural publication on December 5, 1929. Pre-dated by Brisbane Catholic publication The Catholic Age, later The Age, first published in 1892, The Catholic Leader remains Australia’s longest-serving Catholic newspaper.  Brisbane Archbishop Mark ... Read More »

‘Alive with history’, St Stephen’s Cathedral marks 30 years since dedication after 1989 renovations

A MONOLITHIC Roman-style basilica founded and abandoned at Cathedral Place in Fortitude Valley was one reason it took more than 100 years to dedicate St Stephen’s Cathedral in Brisbane’s CBD. St Stephen’s was a cathedral that confounded expectations. Every visionary saw it differently – bigger or smaller or forgotten entirely – the similarity was that it was never originally meant to ... Read More »

Graduating Indigenous students told to ‘dream big’ and ‘keep achieving’

“DREAM big” and work hard to achieve your goals, this was the message 2019 Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Foundation graduates heard from much-loved patron Aunty Ruth Hegarty. “If you fall down, you get up and you continue to go on,” she told them. QATSIF secretariat director Michael Nayler said Aunty Ruth’s words reached the young people and challenged ... Read More »

Primary school students raise $13k for Catholic Mission

Students from St Stephen's Algester

“I JUST felt really good about donating, knowing it goes to kids that are less fortunate than us,” Year 6 social justice leader at St Stephen’s Primary School, Algester, Lucas Hill said. Lucas raised about $270 in a total-school sum of more than $13,000 for Catholic Mission, part of last month’s Socktober appeal to help children in Ghana. Fellow social ... Read More »

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