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Deepening faith journey


BRISBANE schoolteacher Majella Deegan entered Brisbane archdiocese’s Foundations for Evangelising Ministry course to learn more about the history of the Catholic faith and came away with much more. “The course brought to life the story of my faith, the history of God’s people,” she told those gathered at a March 13 ceremony for graduates of the course, developed by the ... Read More »

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 »

List for leaders

List for leaders

  PRAYER, listening and humility are on Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge’s list of “dos and don’ts” for Christian leaders.  Read on for the entire list by Archbishop Coleridge. IT was suggested to me recently that I might compose a simple list of “dos and don’ts” for someone new to the episcopal ministry.   Partly to satisfy my own curiosity I did ... Read More »

Catholic agency launches first national energy efficiency network

NEEN launches in Queensland

QUEENSLAND faith-based and not for profit leaders gathered in Brisbane this month for the launch of the first national energy efficiency network, or NEEN. Initiated by ecological Church agency Catholic Earthcare, and with funding from the Australian Government, NEEN offers a “learning community approach” to enable sustainable action. The project features 14 case studies from communities across Australia to show ... Read More »

Love and community at heart of Booval

By Emilie Ng LOVE and community is at the core of Booval’s Sacred Heart primary school’s new facility – the Amare Centre. The centre’s name is taken from the school’s motto, “Amare est Servire” – “to love is to serve”. Members of the school and parish community agreed the centre should be named in honour of the love shown by ... Read More »

Archbishop reflects on first meeting with Pope Francis

Archbishop reflects on first meeting with Pope Francis

“THE impression Pope Francis gave was that he was going to make the papacy rather than have the papacy make him.“ Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge said this had been a key thought during his first meeting with the Pope in Rome recently. “He is very much his own man, perhaps because he is so evidently a man of God,” he ... Read More »

Mary triumphs through the Cross

Mary triumphs through the Cross

This is ARCHBISHOP MARK COLERIDGE’S homily from the Mass to celebrate the Solemnity of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop in St Stephen’s Cathedral, Brisbane, on August 8. IT’S all right for Jesus to say “I’m telling you not to worry about your life”. It wasn’t quite so straightforward for the woman who we celebrate this morning. She had plenty ... Read More »

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