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Brisbane students tell Plenary Council planners what they want for the Church

Brisbane students tell Plenary Council planners what they want for the Church

A BRISBANE student plenary assembly – the first held in Australia – has identified greater inclusion and equality for women, and a need for priests to be more tech-savvy as key issues for the Church today. “We are facing a crisis and we want to face it together, because the Catholic Church is important for Australia as a whole,” Brisbane ... Read More »

Emma Fradd says Australian parish music is dead – but not gone

Emma Fradd says Australian parish music is dead – but not gone

CATHOLIC musician Emma Fradd likes the word revival. “I’m a direct communicator, because I think (revival) signifies that something is dead and lifeless,” Emma said. “And I think a lot of parish music in our country is dead.” Recognising there was a problem was the first step to solving it, and Emma, who is touring Brisbane parishes as part of ... Read More »

Centacare honours heroes at annual Awards event

Centacare honours heroes at annual Awards event

“WE have had a lot of good feedback from the wives; and the husbands have come home and been really happy because they’ve actually been able to talk to other men and generally they don’t get that,” Centacare service delivery manager Felicity Arnold said. Ms Arnold helps to run Waminda Men’s Group, one of a number of groups that won ... Read More »

I spy something beginning with K: Josephite nun says Witness K and Bernard Collaery are scapegoats

I spy something beginning with K: Josephite nun says Witness K and Bernard Collaery are scapegoats

AUSTRALIAN government officials have turned Witness K and his or her lawyer Bernard Collaery into scapegoats, Josephite Sister Susan Connelly said at a public forum about the espionage case at Brisbane City Hall on October 29. Senior Counsel Bret Walker, who at one stage represented Witness K, and Professor Clinton Fernandes, who had appeared on ABC television as a case ... Read More »

Catholic Health Australia slams ‘shocking’ aged care system allowing harmful neglect of residents

Catholic Health Australia slams ‘shocking’ aged care system allowing harmful neglect of residents

HEALTH industry leaders have demanded major changes following a shocking Royal Commission report describing the nation’s aged care as “cruel and harmful” and older Australians in nursing care as “just another body to be washed, fed and mobilised”. “It’s distressing to hear how the current system has failed to deliver older Australians the care, dignity and respect they deserve,” Catholic ... Read More »

Heavens open up on farms in first week of national prayer campaign for rain

Heavens open up on farms in first week of national prayer campaign for rain

MUCH-needed rain has fallen on parched regions of Queensland and New South Wales – bringing temporary relief and lifting spirits. Battling farm families celebrated as the heavens opened, just as the Church entered a month of prayer for rain, and for those touched by the crippling drought. Some rural kids witnessed their first major downpour, splashing in puddles and playing ... Read More »

Want Generation Z to pray? This Catholic school has a book for that

Want Generation Z to pray? This Catholic school has a book for that

CHANCES are you know someone in Generation Z. They are digital natives who are predicted to work 18 jobs in six careers and live in 15 homes in their lifetime. Generation Z was also the least religious generation. Two staff at St Thomas More College, Sunnybank, have taken on this challenge by publishing the 95-page Gen Z Prayer Book.  St ... Read More »

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