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Brisbane’s award-winning Catholic newspaper turns 90 today

Various front covers of The Catholic Leader since 1929

THE Catholic Leader has covered the lives, events and opinions of generations of Brisbane Catholics and – with this 5581st edition – we commemorate 90 years since the inaugural publication on December 5, 1929. Pre-dated by Brisbane Catholic publication The Catholic Age, later The Age, first published in 1892, The Catholic Leader remains Australia’s longest-serving Catholic newspaper.  Brisbane Archbishop Mark ... Read More »

Real-world problems used as focus for learning

SCIENCE, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) at St Mary’s College, Toowoomba, uses real-world problems to spark curiosity and teach. This is reinforced through integrated learning in the classroom whilst also providing extra-curricular opportunities for boys.  This includes a timetabled STEM class for Year 9s where they concentrate on solving real-world issues throughout Term 3, before competing in the international First ... Read More »

‘I learned how to pray the Rosary before I knew how to read and write’

KNEELING in the mud to pray the Rosary as a preschooler in the Philippines was a forerunner of things to come for Teresita Wilson. She was leading the way then and, at 68, she’s leading still on Brisbane’s bayside. Teresita vividly recalls the first day her love of the Rosary became public. She and her family lived across the road ... Read More »

St Joseph’s School, Weipa – APRE

Catholic Education Services – Diocese of Cairns has an exciting leadership opportunity for an Assistant Principal – Religious Education to join the team at St Joseph’s School, Weipa in Term 1, 2020. Position Details Fixed Term Position (5 Year Contract) Commencing: 18 January 2020 Remote Area Incentives & Subsidised Available Applications close 5pm, Friday 8 November 2019 About Catholic Education ... Read More »

You can only know the answer to ‘Who am I’ by discovering who God is

St John Vianney

OUR society seems to be going through an identity crisis. When it comes to the questions that shape our lives – “Who am I?”, “What am I doing here?” –  many people have come to the conclusion that the answer is either too difficult to discover or too hard to accept. And so, instead, we have started making it up. ... Read More »

New Payments Integrity Bill ‘designed to make things even tougher’

NEWSTART and other essential payments will be temporarily withheld from those with “modest savings” under the newly proposed Payments Integrity Bill put forward by the Federal Government. The bill is a revival of failed 2017 legislation. The aim of the legislation is to reduce the frequency of people seeking social services support if they have “modest savings” to draw from. ... Read More »

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