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Partnership promising big education dividends

By Paul Dobbyn DR Stephen Brown is emphatic how Catholic education will continue to progress. “We have to have the best programs and best leaders if our kids are going to get the best opportunities,” the chief executive officer of the Queensland Education Leadership Institute said. Dr Brown’s recent trip to China to study its education system was part of ... Read More »

‘Keeping both feet on the ground’

By Isaac Murphy MAHALIA Cassidy is the kind of person you’d have a half-hour chat to if you sat next to her on the train. In this conversation it’s also a fair chance Mahalia wouldn’t mention the fact that at 19 years of age she has already represented the Australian under-21 netball team and recently turned heads in the ANZ ... Read More »

Home for foreigners

By Emilie Ng BEENLEIGH parishioners Therese Flynn-Clarke, Monica Boucek and Marleine Azar once considered themselves foreigners in their local Catholic community. But on the cusp of the parish’s 60th anniversary, these three women now call St Patrick’s nothing but home. Their first encounters and the stories of many Beenleigh Catholic parishioners will be published in a memorial book in time ... Read More »

Carmelite guides Pope on Lenten journey, with help from Elijah

Pope Francis on retreat

THE Lenten journey of conversion requires Christians to rediscover the “deepest truth” about themselves, cast off their masks and take on the courage to live truth, a prominent Carmelite priest has told the Pope and Vatican officials. In the first days of Lenten spiritual exercises for the Roman Curia, the Church’s central administration, Carmelite Father Bruno Secondin drew from the ... Read More »

St Mary’s rises from the ashes

IN what was an ironic twist, heavy rain could not dampen the enthusiasm of guests at the blessing and opening of facilities replacing others destroyed by a fire at St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Beaudesert, in 2013. Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge concelebrated Mass on February 20 with St Mary’s parish priest Fr Michael McKeaten and Fr John Echewodo before blessing ... Read More »

‘Islamic State’ begins executing seized Christians

Syria evacuation

TERRORIST group Islamic State has started killing hostages seized after it took Assyrian Christian villages in Syria’s Hassake governorate, with reports that about 15 are dead. In a message sent to Catholic agencies working in the region, including Aid to the Church in Need, Archimandrite Emanuel Youkhana passed on news of the executions from a contact in Hassake city, and said the ... Read More »

Orange Sky chases away laundry blues

By Paul Dobbyn ORANGE Sky Laundry’s Lucas Patchett and Nicholas Marchesi had reached 80 washloads and counting, four days after Cyclone Marcia devastated the Rockhampton/Yeppoon region. The pair had been putting in up to 15-hour days in their voluntary support of households left without power and sometimes water, reaching Marmor, south of Rockhampton, on the morning of Tuesday, February 24. Mr ... Read More »

‘Wake up the world’, celebrating the Year of Consecrated Life

consecrated life

This is a pastoral letter prepared by the Australian Catholic Bishops’ Commission for Church Ministry to celebrate the 2015 Year of Consecrated Life.  “I have called you by your name; you are mine.” (Isaiah 43:1) EACH of our brothers and sisters in the consecrated life, recalls a word, an event, a priest or religious who inspired them; something as simple as ... Read More »

Church brings healing to life

By Emilie Ng HYPNOTHERAPY was no match for the healing power Kelli Buhse received from sitting in the pews of a Catholic church less than two years ago. Mrs Buhse said the Church provided her answers to deal with post-natal depression and a range of other family issues. “I’ve had post-natal depression since I had my daughter, and she’s turning ... Read More »

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