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Francis has been faithful at the altar in Booval for 70 years and counting

FRANCIS Klein turned 84 two Sundays ago and, like most other Sundays of his life, he was celebrating at Sacred Heart Church, Booval. But for the odd weekend when he’s been away because of work, he’s been there for Mass, come what may. His parents moved to Booval in 1936, the year he was born, and replaced their original cottage ... Read More »

Want to transform your life? Look to the ‘foolishness of the cross’

“Nobody puts new wine in old wineskins; otherwise, the new wine will burst the skins and run to waste … No; new wine must be put in fresh skins.” (Luke 5:37-38) TO some, this scripture highlights the need to make proper adjustments with new attitudes and new perspectives in life. It could be interpreted as encouragement from Jesus to move ... Read More »

Terry Lees finds his letter from St Paul in Mount Isa

CHRISTIANS are familiar with St Paul’s Letters – to people like the Romans, the Corinthians, Ephesians, Galatians – a huge part of the New Testament, but what about the Letter to Terry? We can read through the Letters of St Paul as many times as we like but we won’t find the one to “Terry”. Even so, there’s a Terry ... Read More »

Josephite Sister humbled to receive Queen’s honour, sees it as a win for women religious and St Mary MacKillop

SR Margaret Cleary, a Brisbane girl who’s wandered far, is the latest in a long list of Catholic religious to be honoured by the Queen, but she’s so mindful of being “ordinary”.   Sr Margaret was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday Honours recently “for service to the Catholic Church of Australia”.   It’s not an accolade she ... Read More »

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