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Ignite Conference 2019: Not just changed for a day but transformed for a life

THIS year, CCI is once again sponsoring The Ignite Youth conference taking place in both Brisbane and Sydney. We had the opportunity to ask Kym Keady, the National Director of Ignite Youth a few questions about the impact of the event! Kym has been working in youth ministry for over 25 years. As a counsellor, author, youth worker, inspirational speaker, ... Read More »

North Queensland bishops say legalised euthanasia without improving palliative care is simply immoral

TOWNSVILLE Bishop Tim Harris and Anglican North Queensland Bishop Keith Joseph have issued a joint statement criticising the latest push towards euthanasia by the Queensland Parliament. “As a society we rightly detest murder and suicide: for we rightly hold that human life is precious and should be protected,” the bishops said.  “Euthanasia is carried out either by helping someone end ... Read More »

Archbishop Peter Loy Chong sees islanders move to higher ground, visits Brisbane to raise awareness

A LEADER of the bishops of Oceania has given Brisbane Catholics a personal account of the climate threat engulfing Pacific island nations. Oceania Federation of Catholic Bishops’ Conferences president Archbishop Peter Loy Chong spoke of the crisis in a homily at midday Mass in St Stephen’s Cathedral last Sunday. He was a guest of the archdiocese for the launch of the ... Read More »

The Neocatechumenal Way is leading Catholics towards the full grace of their baptism

MOST of us were baptised as infants and never had a chance to learn about the faith we inherited, which is precisely why the Neocatechumenal Way is heaven-bent on catechesis.  Brisbane archdiocese has many Neocatechumenal Way communities, including at Loganholme, Wynnum and Newmarket. Sydney Neocatechumenal Way priest Fr Tony Trafford said their mission came straight from the pages of the ... Read More »

Brisbane Catholics taking their place in the ‘broad vision of the Kingdom’ at Multicultural Mass

BRISBANE’S Multicultural Mass saw 1200 worshippers from almost 40 countries gathered at St Stephen’s Cathedral and acclaim the “broad vision” of the Church on Sunday, August 25. Brisbane Auxiliary Bishop Ken Howell celebrated the Mass with 17 concelebrants, including 15 chaplains from Brisbane’s Cultural Catholic Communities. Centre for Multicultural Pastoral Care director Clyde Consentino said it was a liturgy filled ... Read More »

Convicted cardinal has another chance to clear his name, judge compares case to Lindy Chamberlain

ONE of the three judges in Cardinal George Pell’s appeal has compared the cardinal’s conviction “beyond reasonable doubt” to that of Lindy Chamberlain. Lindy Chamberlain was accused, convicted by a jury and jailed for the murder of her baby, Azaria, who had been taken by a dingo at Uluru in central Australia in 1980. Mrs Chamberlain was eventually exonerated, her ... Read More »

Queensland seal of confession proposals raise concerns about freedom of religion

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AUSTRALIAN Catholic Bishops Conference president Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge, doesn’t believe proposed Queensland laws to break the seal of confession would make children any safer. The state’s Labor Government has proposed legislation that would force priests to report admissions of child sexual abuse to police. “We understand why the Royal Commission made its recommendation on the seal and why the ... Read More »

Student military veterans finding post-service career paths thanks to new entry pathway at ACU

FORMING post-service career paths is at the forefront of Australian Catholic University Brisbane Campus’ new entry pathway scheme for student military veterans launched last week.  In an Australian first, the new pathway scheme will make ACU the first Australian university to offer consistent entry requirements for veterans, regardless of state of residence and study. The pathway scheme fits into the ... Read More »

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