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Family, friends and parishioners flock to rejoice with their shepherds at Presbyteral Jubilee Mass

PARISHIONERS, family, friends, fellow priests and colleagues joined a chorus of celebration for Brisbane archdiocese’s ordered and diocesan priests for the Presbyteral Jubilee Mass at St Stephen’s Cathedral on July 17. A total of 21 jubilarians celebrated at the Mass. Diamond jubilarians were Fr Pat Dowd, Fr Vince Hobbs, Fr Denis Long and Carmelite Father Jerome Watt. Golden jubilarians were ... Read More »

Offshore detention ‘has not been a success’, refugee advocate says as thousands rally for refugees

CATHOLIC leaders have denounced Australia’s tough offshore detention policy as thousands of people rallied in capital cities last weekend, calling for the release of about 800 refugees and asylum seekers remaining on Manus Island and Nauru. “As a bishop and a former boat person, I deplore the detention of our brothers and sisters,” chair of the Australian Catholic Bishops’ Commission ... Read More »

Christian Brother Damien Price writes that mercy and forgiveness liberate and heal the human soul

THE Plenary Council 2020 has delivered six national themes for discernment for discussion. Br Damien Price has written a reflection on each of the six themes FORGIVENESS heals. Forgiveness liberates. Forgiveness is our noble birthright. One of my favourite paintings is Rembrandt’s The Return of the Prodigal Son. Now housed at the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, art critics ... Read More »

QISSN Cup showcases rising talent in Bundaberg, celebrates 20 years of competition spirit

STRONG competition was typical among a line-up of 64 teams from across the state for the 2019 Queensland Independent Secondary Schools Netball carnival in Bundaberg recently. Somerset College, Mudgeeraba, won the QISSN Cup with an impressive performance from Rylee Burns, who was named both Player of the Grand Final and Player of the Carnival.  Marymount College, Burleigh Waters, edged out ... Read More »

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