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Building plans for God’s house

Building plans for God’s house

By Paul Dobbyn “A BASIC bible on any work done on Church buildings done in Australia” is how Liturgy Brisbane director Fr Tom Elich describes a new resource being launched at a Melbourne symposium on Church architecture. Fr Elich, a member of the National Liturgical Architecture and Art Board, was on the drafting committee of the document And When Churches Are ... Read More »

Finding answers for frozen embryos

Finding answers for frozen embryos

By Emilie Ng “CONCERNED Catholic” Dr Catherine Althaus-Kaefer has joined theologians and bioethicists worldwide in raising ideas about the sensitive moral issue of frozen embryos. The associate professor for the University of Victoria, in British Columba, Canada, visited Brisbane’s Faith on Tap on February 9 to raise her ideas on issues “proposed by the phenomenon of the plight of the ... Read More »

Inspired by India

Inspired by India

Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge recently visited India to meet with leaders of two religious congregations with priests ministering in Brisbane archdiocese. This is a reflection he wrote about his journey. I DOUBT that I will ever get used to India.  I’d been there before, a few years back, but my recent visit was so full of surprises that it felt ... Read More »

‘Big family’ welcomes students

‘Big family’ welcomes students

COMMUNITY spirit is a major strength for Warwick’s only Catholic secondary school Assumption College, and a legacy Year 12 leader Greg Hoffman is proud to continue in 2015. Greg was one of almost 60 Year 12 students commissioned during a school Mass at St Mary’s Church, Warwick, on Monday, February 9. The school leader said Assumption College was “like a ... Read More »

Answering the call

Answering the call

By Emilie Ng SIX young men have exchanged thriving careers for the holy call to be priests for Queensland. Midwife nurse Johnpaul Ezeakunne, youth ministry workers William Aupito Iuliano and Francis Fernandes, bus driver Damien Everitt, accountant Tyron Stewart and Yeppoon-based teacher Ashwin Acharya entered Queensland’s Holy Spirit Provincial Seminary on Sunday, February 8. Brisbane man Brendan Gormley has also ... Read More »

Finn rallies for life

Finn rallies for life

By Paul Dobbyn VICTORIAN Member of Parliament Bernie Finn will speak at this year’s Rally for Life in Brisbane’s CBD on the impact of his state’s liberal laws which allow abortion up until the day of birth. He will also tell those gathered in Queen’s Park on the afternoon of Saturday, February 21, how Victoria’s laws force doctors and nurses to ... Read More »

Lenten focus on Jesus’ mercy

Lenten focus on Jesus’ mercy

By Emilie Ng ARCHBISHOP Mark Coleridge has encouraged Catholics to discover God’s mercy in Lent, prompting several changes to the annual Lenten resources prepared by Evangelisation Brisbane. Evangelisation Brisbane director Clyde Consentino said the new resources were “simpler” and focused on God’s mercy revealed in the crucified and risen Jesus Christ. The new resources take inspiration from the Sunday second ... Read More »

Creating a culture of life

Creating a culture of life

By Emilie Ng BRISBANE’S 40 Days for Life co-ordinator Brendan Wong has new-found encouragement that abortion will end after 100 people attended the group’s first 2015 event. New and old pro-life supporters sipped on wine and munched on gourmet cheese on January 29 at St Columba’s Church, Wilston. Mr Wong said not everyone could “take the big plunge” to pray outside ... Read More »

Historic change in education

Historic change in education

By Emilie Ng CATHOLIC parents living in Brisbane’s western suburbs have a new secondary school option for their sons with the official opening of Ambrose Treacy College, Indooroopilly. Ambrose Treacy College replaces St Joseph’s Nudgee Junior College, an independent Catholic school for boys in Years 4 to 7. The new college offers classes for Years 4 to 12, with senior ... Read More »

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