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Life rally to ‘open eyes’

Life rally to ‘open eyes’

BRISBANE mother of eight Belinda Goodwin has good reasons for attending the Rally For Life each year, but one stands out. “By our public witness we can open the eyes of society to look at the blessing of children … we need to open their eyes to the wonder of what God has given us,” she said. As a medical ... Read More »

Fresh hope for seminary

Fresh hope for seminary

THREE young men from Brisbane started their first year in Holy Spirit Provincial Seminary “wide eyed with hopes and aspirations” last Sunday, February 9. Former lawyer Sebastian Condon, 24, international business manager Jack Ho, 29, and passionate youth worker Michael Tanuvasa Kelemete, 23, entered their first year as seminarians for the Brisbane archdiocese this year. They followed in the footsteps ... Read More »

Fr Ladu receives good news

Fr Ladu receives good news

WOODRIDGE associate pastor Fr Ladu Yanga is hopeful his prayers and those of many others may soon be answered and his ailing mother can be flown out of war-ravaged South Sudan for medical treatment in Uganda. Fr Yanga said he had spoken to his mother, Kolorina Martin, in the nation’s capital Juba recently. “Security has improved enough in Juba for ... Read More »

Remembering Angus

Remembering Angus

WHEN Andrew Burke and Zara Weedon arrived at their new Lutwyche home in 2009 the world was at their feet. Both were doctors at the Royal Brisbane Hospital. Zara was about to have their first child. Their love was strong and for the former Gregory Terrace and Lourdes Hill students, their faith was strong as well. Yet just over three ... Read More »

Petrie parishioners build Ugandan links

Petrie parishioners build Ugandan links

CATHOLICS in a small parish in Uganda are seeing the fruits of a partnership with Our Lady of the Way Parish, Petrie, as construction on their new church started this month. For the past six years, the Petrie parish has supported St Bruno’s Parish, Uganda, with about $50,000 in donations. In late January, the parish transferred a donation of about ... Read More »

Precious life

Precious life

RALLY for Life guest speaker Tim Rushbrook is often struck by people’s response when they see his two-year-old child with Down syndrome. “‘Didn’t you know before he was born?’ they’ll ask,” he said. “The obvious implication is: ‘Why didn’t you do something about it and terminate the pregnancy?’ “It’s a horrendous thought as I look at my son Jireh who ... Read More »

New church to show hope and holiness

New church to show hope and holiness

AFTER years of prayers and planning, Surfers Paradise parish priest Fr Tim Harris has begun fundraising to build a new church on the existing land at Stella Maris Church, Broadbeach.Fundraising would be done through the parish’s campaign, ‘Buy a Brick’, which invites parishioners and other future benefactors to donate money towards the construction of the new church.Benefactors who donate money ... Read More »

Brisbane prominent at gathering of liturgists

Brisbane prominent at gathering of liturgists

BRISBANE archdiocese has played a significant role in this year’s National Liturgy Conference with Archbishop Mark Coleridge a keynote speaker and Brisbane Liturgy director Fr Tom Elich recognised for his “significant role in the publishing of liturgical resources for the nation”. Themed Lift Up Your Hearts, the conference held in Wollongong from January 15 to 18, celebrated the 50th anniversary ... Read More »

Icon for Angus

Icon for Angus

DR Andrew Burke and his wife Dr Zara Weedon’s presentation of an icon to Gordon Park parish in memory of their son Angus carries profound meaning for the couple. Angus, 3, was killed and his mother critically injured when a tree fell on them in January 2013. His father and younger brother Joseph, only metres ahead, witnessed the accident. The ... Read More »

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