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Proud grandmother waves off six grandchildren at Clairvaux MacKillop College

GEORGINA Edwards might need a larger car if she’s going to handle impromptu school pick-ups this term. The doting grandmother from St Bernard’s Church, Upper Mount Gravatt, waved off six grandchildren to the same school, Clairvaux MacKillop College, when Term 1 started last week. Her grandchildren are the second generation of two families, the Edwards and the Lendarduzzis, to go ... Read More »

Meet Cynthia Rowan, Brisbane archdiocese’s new reconciliation action plan officer

ABORIGINAL educator Cynthia Rowan has taken on the important task of raising Indigenous awareness and introducing a reconciliation action plan (RAP) into the Archdiocese of Brisbane. “The concept of reconciliation is to build a respectful relationship between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and the broader Australian community – in this case the Catholic community,” 68-year-old Ms Rowan, a parishioner ... Read More »

Upcoming Brisbane forum invites local parishes to discuss ways of Living Laudato Si’ in practice

AGAINST the backdrop of a summer of unprecedented bushfires across Australia, Brisbane Catholics are preparing for a forum on the Church response to the broad range of today’s environmental and social justice issues in the light of faith. Our Lady Queen of Apostles Parish, Stafford, is hosting the forum – Care for Our Common World: Living Laudato Si’ … Think ... Read More »

Marian Valley chapel may hasten path to canonisation for Blessed Peter To Rot

PAPUA New Guinean priest Carmelite Father Paul Sireh hopes the first chapel built in honour of Blessed Peter To Rot outside of PNG could speed up his canonisation process. Fr Sireh, the chaplain to the PNG Catholic community in Australia, said a new chapel for Blessed Peter To Rot at Marian Valley was an important step in promoting his cause ... Read More »

Chinese Catholic in Wuhan says epicentre of novel coronavirus marked by a ‘weird quiet’

THE streets are empty, people stay indoors and a “horrifying silence” has gripped Wuhan, at the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak. The central Chinese city of 11 million people has been under quarantine lockdown since January 23, with no transport links in or out, and residents facing food queues and shortages of essential supplies including face masks.  Across China, nearly ... Read More »

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