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Rockhampton’s ‘gentle listener’

Diocesan pastoral response coordinator

MELISSA Davey is deeply aware of the immense courage it takes for an abuse victim to pick up the phone and share their story. As the person receiving calls relating to complaints and allegations of abuse in the Rockhampton diocese, Ms Davey has learnt that the best way to respond to and support healing is through listening. Rockhampton Bishop Michael ... Read More »

Pope’s great work lauded

By Paul Dobbyn POPE Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’ has been called “a blockbuster”,  “a call to action in a time of crisis”, “a game-changer for the Catholic community” and a call for the affluent “to live more simply”. These responses and a flood of others, throughout the Catholic and wider commuity, have come since Laudato Si’(On the Care of Our ... Read More »

Braving the cold for Vinnies

Honouring grandma: The Vinnies CEO Sleepout hits home with general manager for QUT Enterprise Holdings Kris Trott, whose grandmother was homeless.

By Emilie Ng CONCRETE and cardboard gave Catholic mum Kris Trott a rough night’s sleep last week, but it was nothing compared to her own grandmother’s life as a homeless woman in Brisbane. The QUT Enterprise Holdings general manager grew up watching her grandmother suffer from an alcohol addiction that led to her being homeless. “She was, I think, quite ... Read More »

A mother’s undying love

Hope amidst grief: Anthony, Jacinta and Michael Goodwin with a cherished photograph of young Joseph taken last Christmas.

By Paul Dobbyn DESPITE his tragic death several months ago, the presence of young Joseph Goodwin is still alive in his Oxley home. There’s his cheeky-faced photograph on the wall taken last Christmas, not long before his short two years and six months on earth ended, “just before Ash Wednesday”, as his father Anthony said. Then there’s “Joseph’s Way of ... Read More »

Friend of poorest

By Emilie Ng REGGAE priest and founder of Jamaica’s fastest-growing religious order, the Missionaries of the Poor, is coming to Brisbane next month. Fr Richard Ho Lung, sometimes considered the male equivalent of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta, is scheduled to speak at various events in Brisbane and the Gold Coast between July 8 and 14. The champion for the ... Read More »

Branching across the Tasman

Branching out: Real Talk New Zealand presenters Thomas Saywell and Briegé Koning presenting at Aquinas College earlier this year.

By Emilie Ng REAL Talk Australia will present the Christian view on sexuality in New Zealand schools permanently following full support from the Auckland, Christchurch and Hamilton bishops. Managing director Paul Ninnes said the ministry was now a “long-term fixture” following several years presenting talks to New Zealand Catholic schools “periodically”. “We have invested in New Zealand and trained three ... Read More »

Mural connecting college to the coast

Art wall: Assisi teacher Jo Gordon with students Kirsten Podmore and Abby Ryan and artist Garth Jankovic and one side of the finished mural.

VISUAL art students at Assisi Catholic College, Upper Coomera, learned some valuable lessons while painting a four-sided mural that transformed a sub-station into an eye-catching artwork. The Year 12 students worked collaboratively alongside North Queensland artist Garth Jankovic to create the mural during National Arts Week. Visual arts teacher Jo Gordon asked Jankovic to work with the students on a ... Read More »

Fr Liam farewelled

By Paul Dobbyn DIVINE Word Missionaries Father Liam Horsfall’s extraordinary commitment was celebrated recently when he retired after 15 years as chaplain to St Patrick’s College Shorncliffe. Congregation provincial Fr Henry Adler celebrated a Mass to mark the occasion. It was held at the same time as the college’s Edmund Rice Feast Day Mass. Fr Horsfall, 87, concelebrated with some old ... Read More »

Conceiving precious fight

Dedicated to life: At the cutting of Cherish Life Queensland’s anniversary cake are (from left) Atherton Tablelands president Carol O’Connell; Bundaberg president Barry Kirby; Townsville president Michael Punshon; Emerald president Margaret Smith; Redcliffe/Northern Suburbs president Julie Borger; Toowoomba president Dr Donna Purcell; state president Teresa Martin; Wendy Cumming, of Mackay; Gold Coast vice-president Fiona Hunter; and Noelle Melrose, of Rockhampton. Representatives from Cairns, Gladstone, Gympie, Nambour and Warwick were unable to attend.

By Paul Dobbyn AS Cherish Life Queensland celebrates its 45th birthday, president Teresa Martin has called the organisation “a credit to the foresight of its founders”. “The organisation’s founders held their first meeting in 1969, aware that the ongoing legalisation of the contraceptive pill would lead to a push to legalise abortion,” Ms Martin said. “The following year they formed ... Read More »

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