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Dalai Lama to visit St Stephen’s Cathedral for a multi-faith event

Dalai Lama to visit St Stephen’s Cathedral for a multi-faith event

BRISBANE Archbishop Mark Coleridge has extended a “glad welcome” to the Dalai Lama who will take part in a multi-faith event in St Stephen’s Cathedral on June 11. “From his early life, the Dalai Lama has been a controversial figure caught up in the drama of Tibet, especially in its relations with China,” the Archbishop said. “Inevitably he has been ... Read More »

Spinning hope up north

Spinning hope up north

By Isaac Murphy CLEANLINESS and care help has arrived for the homeless people of Cairns. Mobile service Orange Sky Laundry has recently expanded after having assisted hundreds of Brisbane homeless improve hygiene with its mobile laundry vans. Founders Lucas Patchett and Nicholas Marchesi launched the project in October last year and it’s already spun up success. While the program has ... Read More »

Special crucifix dedicated in memoriam to diocese’s priests

Special crucifix dedicated in memoriam to diocese’s priests

VISITORS to Marian Valley, in the Gold Coast hinterland, are relishing the opportunity to pray for the priests of Brisbane archdiocese at the foot of a crucifix dedicated especially for that intention. Brisbane woman Heather Joseph has offered the 3.3m wooden crucifix to the care of the Marian Valley Shrine of Our Lady Help of Christians, where the Pauline Fathers ... Read More »

Praying to end human trafficking

Praying to end human trafficking

By Emilie Ng QUEENSLAND’s new Catholic Women’s League state president is determined to rally more lay Catholic women to pray for an end to human trafficking. Veronica Box said her two-year term, which started on February 11, would include advocacy against human trafficking, an issue put forward by the World Union of Catholic Womens’ Organisations. “This year we’ll be making ... Read More »

All Hallows’ principal to take on state leadership

All Hallows’ principal to take on state leadership

DR Lee-Anne Perry will go from heading All Hallows’ School, Brisbane, to leading the Queensland Catholic education sector in the coming months. Her appointment follows the decision in June 2014 by the current Queensland Catholic Education Commission executive director Mike Byrne to retire in June 2015. All Hallows’ principal since 1999, Dr Perry said she was “deeply honoured to accept ... Read More »

Child protection

Child protection

By Paul Dobbyn BRISBANE Romero Centre’s Rebecca Lim has first-hand experience of the mental suffering of children in detention. “For example, we’ve had a four-year-old girl staying here in day care while her mother studies English,” Ms Lim said. “The little girl showed clear signs of trauma from her experiences – for about a year she wouldn’t talk to us. ... Read More »

“Left field” may be only hope for Bali Nine duo

“Left field” may be only hope for Bali Nine duo

By Paul Dobbyn “THE only hope for Myuran and Andrew, and it’s not much of a hope, is for something to come out of the left field.” Thus Brisbane lawyer Bob Myers summarised the situation of condemned Bali Nine duo Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan, who were facing the death penalty in Indonesia for drug smuggling. “Basically we’re at the ... Read More »

St Agatha’s soldiers on

St Agatha’s soldiers on

By Emilie Ng TOOGOOLAWAH’S faithful but small congregation won’t let their size get in the way of celebrating this year’s centenary in a big way. Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge has already confirmed a visit to the St Agatha’s community, part of the Esk parish, to celebrate its centenary Mass on September 20. Local historian and St Agatha’s parishioner Veronica Grieve has ... Read More »

Mum pressured to end son’s life

Mum pressured to end son’s life

By Paul Dobbyn HOW does an expectant mother feel when an obstetrician tells her the child in her womb is a “lethal baby”? Courageous Brisbane woman Sarah Rossic will speak of this experience to the large crowd expected to gather for the February 21 Rally for Life in Queen’s Park in Brisbane CBD. She will join speakers Victorian MP Bernie ... Read More »

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