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‘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 »

University missionary says sharing Jesus is giving people Freedom

VIVIEN Dolar does not measure success by how many people show up to an event; she measures success by bringing people to Jesus. “From what I see in the landscape of the Church, from the people I know, we need to facilitate people’s relationship with God first and foremost,” she said. “That means making sure they know how to pray, ... Read More »

Generosity of spirit on show in bushfire crisis as Vinnies launches fire disaster appeal

“DISCIPLESHIP in action” is how a parish priest described the selfless contribution of Queenslanders who witnessed their homes surrounded by bush fires, yet took action to help their neighbours. At Peregian Beach in Noosa District Parish, Fr Jason Middleton thanked local Catholics for their generosity of spirit assisting others, as fire raged around them. “They took people into their homes, ... Read More »

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