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Canberra author uses fiction to evangelise Church’s teaching on marriage

THERE was a time Catholic fiction novels ruled library shelves, and Canberra author Veronica Smallhorn believes it’s time for a renaissance. The mum of three has released her first novel, A Channel of Your Peace, which tells the story of a young woman whose life turns upside down when her fiancé of five years confesses to having an affair with ... Read More »

Brisbane Christian Brother launches new book on Christian meditation

CHRISTIAN Brother Brian Grenier is rare as far as writers go. That’s because he was more interested in his readers’ answers than his own. Having just released his new book, Listen to Him!, Br Grenier was reminded of a theologian who said “it is the question rather than the answer that educates”. “And you could say that in the book ... Read More »

What Brisbane Catholics are reading this summer

Whether holidays are the one time of the year you can do some serious reading or you are looking for a good thriller to take to the beach, several Brisbane Catholics have a recommendation to fit the bill, from travel to memoir, and crime fiction, books about saints to papal documents. Pam Betts, Brisbane Catholic Education, executive director Dear Pope Francis: ... Read More »

Western Sydney doctor to sail 15,000km solo to close indigenous literacy gap

Andrew Brazier

BOOKS are said to open doors to the world and the saying is especially true for self-taught sailor Andrew Brazier. The junior doctor, who studied at the University of Queensland, pursued sailing after reading the autobiography of Joshua Slocum, the first man to single-handedly sail around the world, and is now planning a solo voyage across the Pacific Ocean to ... Read More »

Just Compassion

JUST COMPASSION: A PRIEST’S QUEST FOR HUMAN RIGHTS Fr Wally Dethlefs; Tafina Press, 2017.   Review of Just Compassion by Dr Ann Morgan Few people manage to integrate passion, integrity and ethical principles in their life and work in the manner demonstrated by Fr Wally Dethlefs. His book portrays these qualities in an unpretentious narrative that offers inspiration. There is ... Read More »

Everyone at St Thomas More College is reading the secret to better grades

Sunnybank reading program

STUDENTS and staff at a Catholic school in Brisbane are taking inspiration from their saintly namesake and hitting the books in an effort to improve literacy skills and general wellbeing. The entire community at St Thomas More College, Sunnybank, which is named after well-known author and English philosopher St Thomas More, is stopping to read a book for 15 minutes ... Read More »

Strategies for facing parish challenges

REBUILT: THE STORY OF A CATHOLIC PARISH. AWAKENING THE FAITHFUL. REACHING THE LOST. MAKING CHURCH MATTERMichael White and Tom Corcoran; Ave Maria Press, Notre Dame, Indiana; 2013.  Reviewed by Barbara Flynn CARDINAL Timothy Dolan in writing the foreword to this inspiring book asserts that it is one of the most important books written for parish ministry in the present generation. ... Read More »

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