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Vatican chooses Ashleigh Green for new youth advisory board

ASHLEIGH Green is becoming the new face of young Australian Catholics after being asked to represent Australia’s youth at the Vatican a second time. Miss Green will represent Australia on the International Youth Advisory Body, established for the Youth Office of the Dicastery of Laity, Family and Life.  She is one of 20 young people from five continents chosen to ... Read More »

Catholic health provider says $537 million boost to aged care a modest first step

Elderly person in care

AN extra 10,000 home care packages will start being delivered from this month  as the Federal Government attempts to reduce huge waiting lists for the elderly seeking care and address a scandal-prone aged care sector. Catholic Health Australia has welcomed a government injection of $537 million to increase home care places, get younger people out of residential care more quickly ... Read More »

Real-world problems used as focus for learning

SCIENCE, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) at St Mary’s College, Toowoomba, uses real-world problems to spark curiosity and teach. This is reinforced through integrated learning in the classroom whilst also providing extra-curricular opportunities for boys.  This includes a timetabled STEM class for Year 9s where they concentrate on solving real-world issues throughout Term 3, before competing in the international First ... Read More »

St Benedict’s named an eco winner in Townsville

GOING green goes gold as St Benedict’s Catholic School, Shaw, is presented with the 2019 Townsville Catholic Education Sustainability Award.  The award recognised the contribution of schools to sustainable practices in curriculum, school grounds, management of resources and community involvement. Townsville Catholic Education director of learning and teaching Peter Stower said St Benedict’s demonstrated a strong focus on environmental issues, ... Read More »

Teenager says visiting rehabilitation centre in India changed him

Helen Mahoney and Henry Joseph

EVERYONE was joyful at Mithra, St Joseph’s Gregory Terrace Year 10 student Henry Joseph said after returning from an immersion to India last month. Henry spent 14 days in India as part of his Year 10 immersion. There, he discovered India’s friendly and spiritual people living many different ways of life and was confronted by the stark poverty and challenges ... Read More »

Meet the married men who will be ordained deacons next week

Married men becoming deacons

A FINANCIAL economist, a renowned technologist, a researcher for the CSIRO, and a former Protestant pastor will walk into a cathedral to become deacons next week. Adam Walk, Ivan Ortiz, Chad Hargrave and Peter Pellicaan are one week out from their ordination to the permanent diaconate, one of three ranks in the sacrament of Holy Orders. They are all married ... Read More »

Townsville Bishop says Church will never accept assisted suicide because it is intentional killing

Townsville Bishop Tim Harris

TOWNSVILLE Bishop Tim Harris has spoken out strongly against euthanasia and defended comments he made likening a push to allow voluntary assisted dying in Queensland to “a mentality that existed in Nazi Germany”. Bishop Harris said it was an important time to have a conversation on the “grim” topic following the Queensland Government’s committee hearings, which could result in new ... Read More »

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