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Marina Castellanos says COVID-19 is a call to ‘look back to Jesus’ and see what He wants from us

“YOU put your heart into whatever you do, not because you’re expecting someone to reward you – it’s just to see people happy and smiling,” Latin American Catholic Community member Marina Castellanos said. Mrs Castellanos knew a thing or two about volunteering. She had volunteered with the Latin American Catholic Community for more than 28 years and spent 10 years ... Read More »

Columban Father Warren Kinne reflects on 50 years as a priest and his travels on the road proclaiming Jesus

COLUMBAN Father Warren Kinne remembers fondly his early years as a missionary, zipping between villages on a Honda motorbike. “In the early 70s we would have been some of the first missionaries to seriously get into bikes,” Fr Kinne, celebrating 50 years of priesthood, said. The 74-year-old Columban who grew up in Bundaberg, chuckled as he reflected on his far-flung ... Read More »

Young man’s faith motivates him to challenge coal mine on grounds it infringes on future generations’ rights

TEENAGE Brisbane Christian Oscar Delaney is among a group of young people taking on billionaire businessman Clive Palmer in court over a new coal mine in Queensland. Mr Delaney, 18, is part of a group of 25 young Queenslanders called Youth Verdict which is taking legal action against the project planned for the state’s Galilee Basin by Mr Palmer’s company ... Read More »

ACU Brisbane’s choir makes ‘beautiful music together’ for the first time in weeks

COVID-19 can’t stop the music at Australian Catholic University’s Brisbane campus. ACU choir co-ordinator Timothy Sherlock had led the return of choirs on the Brisbane, Melbourne, North Sydney and Strathfield campuses early this year but the coronavirus outbreak intervened. After only two rehearsals, the pandemic meant rehearsals had to be suspended indefinitely. “Choirs around the world have been grieving and ... Read More »

Faith brings Amazing Grace to Brisbane asylum seeker protest

PROTESTERS and faith leaders united to sing Amazing Grace in the darkness and call for the release of asylum seekers being detained in the heart of Brisbane recently. Leaders from various Christian denominations and other faiths had gathered for a twilight prayer vigil during Refugee Week (June 14-20) at Kangaroo Point, not far from the hotel where the asylum seekers ... Read More »

Brisbane Catholics hear the message on global challenge

A GROUP of Brisbane Catholics joined a Vatican official to launch a year dedicated to “ecological conversion in action”. The Global Catholic Climate Movement hosted the Zoom event on World Environment Day recently to launch the Special Year of Laudato Si’ in Oceania. People from throughout Oceania participated in group discussions after hearing Fr Joshtrom Kureethadam, of the Vatican’s Dicastery ... Read More »

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