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New national office for safeguarding to streamline child protection

THE Catholic Church is to set up a new national office for safeguarding to streamline and co-ordinate efforts to protect children. “The Catholic Church in Australia is bringing into a single entity several national agencies working in the area of child protection and safeguarding,” Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge, president of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, said. One of the agencies ... Read More »

Q&A segment discusses racism in Australia and the ‘road map’ to reconciliation

Important dialogue: Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge and Evangelisation Brisbane’s Reconciliation Action Plan officer Cynthia Rowan sitting to discuss the issue of racism in Australia from the archbishop’s residence Wynberg. Archbishop Mark Coleridge sat down with Evangelisation Brisbane’s Reconciliation Action Plan officer Cynthia Rowan to discuss racism, Indigenous and non-Indigenous relations, and the role the Church has to play. Archbishop Coleridge: ... Read More »

Fr Thomas Ismoyo wants to Pay It Forward in holy orders for the love of God

PAY It Forward, a movie that made $9.6 million in the United States on its opening weekend in 2000, holds meaning for Fr Thomas Ismoyo that cannot be measured in dollars. It describes how he lives his life as a priest. Fr Thomas, an Indonesian priest living in Brisbane while he studies at the Queensland University of Technology, celebrates his ... Read More »

Church doors opening has more to do with parish logistics than politics

RUGGED-up parishioners, clutching their coats and their bags against the wind, had shown up early and waited at the doors of Corpus Christi Church, Nundah, so they could go inside for their 20 minutes of private prayer. Across from the church, in the parish’s new building which opened in February, Nundah-Banyo parish secretary Madonna Riggal said it had been a ... Read More »

Basketball star Atem Atem urging respect in his new role and for all people as violence rages across USA

A REFUGEE from Sudan and former student of Brisbane’s St James College says he understands the fear that young, African Americans feel when confronted by police. As Atem Atem watched last week’s protests over the death of George Floyd escalate into violence and arson in cities across the United States, he recalled his own experience while playing basketball at Northern ... Read More »

Queensland Church gatherings increase from 10 to 20 people from this Friday

THE Church has welcomed a major easing of COVID-19 restrictions for gatherings in Queensland, and will put together an industrial plan hoping permission will be granted for even larger numbers of faithful to return to enter places of worship. The Queensland Government has agreed that gatherings in churches can increase from 10 to 20 from Friday, June 5, with people ... Read More »

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