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Perpetual adoration unlocks the grace and opens the ears of young men to hear the call

PERPETUAL Adoration in Banyo Nundah parish was credited for the parish’s “highest tally” of current and incoming seminarians.  Banyo Nundah parish priest Fr Bernie Gallagher was given the accolade at the conclusion of last Sunday’s Commencement Mass for Holy Spirit Provincial Seminary at Banyo, in Brisbane.  Fr Gallagher said seminary rector Monsignor John Grace could count all seminarians, not only ... Read More »

Vinnies Queensland’s new chief says their strength is in grassroots engagement, listening and being present

THE St Vincent de Paul Society’s new chief executive officer in Queensland can’t wait to “get out into the field”. Kevin Mercer’s been appointed to the role to succeed Peter Maher who is retiring. They will work alongside each other in transition until March 1 when Mr Mercer takes over as chief executive officer. Mr Mercer, whose career in Catholic ... Read More »

Petrie Catholic couple proves even old bottles can make a difference in the lives of poor children

VULNERABLE children in Uganda are benefitting from Queenslanders’ discarded drink bottles and cans. Money raised through recycling the bottles and cans is being directed to the children through a Brisbane Catholic couple’s charity Uganda Kids. Sue and Paul Fyfe have registered their charity with Queensland’s new Containers for Change recycling scheme, and the benefits have started to flow. The Petrie ... Read More »

Abortion ‘used to be a whispered word, today it’s not a whispered word’

WHAT is the leading cause of death in Australia? Cancer killed about 48,000 Australians in 2018, according to the Cancer Council of Australia. Heart disease killed about 43,000 Australians in 2017, according to the Heart Foundation. Road accidents killed about 1200 Australians in 2018, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. While all these tragedies require attention and compassion, these ... Read More »

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