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Learn to be a ‘seeker’ of Christ like St Bernard of Clairvaux

During this month when the Church in Australia calls us to reflect more deeply on the idea of our ‘vocation’, I would like to focus on the vocational call and life of one particular man. You may be surprised to learn he was not a Dominican. Well, not officially. But I like to think that St Bernard of Clairvaux – ... Read More »

Centacare is celebrating the resiliency of older Australians this Seniors Week

OUT with the knitting and in with the iPads. Okay, maybe not totally out with the knitting – but Desley Chorlton said people would be amazed by how quickly older Australians picked up on new technology. Mrs Chorlton is the Centacare Brisbane North and Moreton Bay area general manager and has been busy for Seniors Week, setting up events to ... Read More »

Job at inner city parish inspires property manager to become Catholic

JENNY Yu is working a job in Brisbane that has literally been life-changing. The employee for the Archdiocese of Brisbane’s Property and Building Services became a Catholic on August 2, nearly two years after taking a job at the Jubilee parish. In 2019, as part of her role in Property and Building Services, Ms Yu was asked to manage the ... Read More »

ACU’s new leader created study following thousands of Queenslanders since they were 12

AUSTRALIAN Catholic University has appointed a distinguished sociologist Professor Zlatko Skrbis as the University’s next vice chancellor and president. Professor Skrbis holds a doctorate in Sociology and has a prominent international research profile in the fields of migration, social theory and youth studies. He is the creator and chief investigator of the high-profile Our Lives longitudinal study that has followed ... Read More »

East Timorese Catholics take two carloads of donations to workers who lost everything in Bundaberg fire

BRISBANE’S East Timorese Catholic Community has reached out to help people from their homeland who lost their possessions in a recent Bundaberg fire. Lita Barreto, who is secretary and treasurer of the Brisbane group, and fellow community members drove to Bundaberg two weekends ago in two cars loaded with donations for the survivors of the fire. The Timorese seasonal workers ... Read More »

Canberra author uses fiction to evangelise Church’s teaching on marriage

THERE was a time Catholic fiction novels ruled library shelves, and Canberra author Veronica Smallhorn believes it’s time for a renaissance. The mum of three has released her first novel, A Channel of Your Peace, which tells the story of a young woman whose life turns upside down when her fiancé of five years confesses to having an affair with ... Read More »

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