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Generosity extends across the seas to needy seafarers visiting city’s port

BRISBANE’S Apostleship of the Sea is appealing for help to increase the number of care packs offered to needy seafarers visiting the city’s port during the COVID-19 pandemic. Apostleship of the Sea, under the umbrella of Centacare Pastoral Ministries, operates from the Stella Maris Mission to Seafarers Centre at Wynnum, on Brisbane’s southern bayside, to welcome and support visiting crews ... Read More »

Josephite nun who founded two rugby league clubs dies in Holy Week

WHITE jerseys are a rare sight on rugby league fields, so imagine the looks Sr Kathleen Carroll got when she ran out on the oval in a white habit. The Josephite nun, known in her coaching days as Sr Francis, would reminisce about the stains on her white habit left by the young boys who cuddled into her to form ... Read More »

Seeing your kids grow up is one of the big benefits in working from home

WHAT are the benefits of working from home? Seeing your kids grow up is definitely one of the advantages of working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, says Catholic father of five, Marco Motta. A data analyst who usually works in a busy office in Brisbane’s CBD, Dr Motta took delight in slipping away from his home desk to supervise ... Read More »

Beenleigh couple become Catholic in the middle of the pandemic

RICHARD and Lynnette Sargeant have held each others’ hands through cancer, a serious accident, and now a pandemic, so it made sense to see out the rest of their lives on a high note by becoming Catholics. With special permission from Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge, the married couple of nearly 48 years were received into full communion with the Catholic ... Read More »

When will the ‘physical’ Church resume in Brisbane archdiocese?

IT’S time for short drives and family picnics (from Friday midnight restrictions will be eased), soon there will be a staged return for schools, and our major sporting codes are plotting a course for a return to competition. So when will the Church return to public liturgies? “We’re in regular contact with the Queensland Government about the progress of COVID-19 ... Read More »

Catholic charity volunteers set free from captivity in Baghdad

FORMER Brisbane Catholic teacher Ora Duffley has welcomed the release of her charity worker friends from captivity in Iraq. French Catholics Antoine Brochon, Julien Dittmar, Alexandre Goodarzy and Iraqi Catholic Tariq Mattoka were released after being held captive for 66 days while working for SOS Chretiens d’Orient in Baghdad. The Catholic charity workers were captured on January 20 and returned ... Read More »

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