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Former Queensland musician-turned-monk to perform at lecture-recital in Brisbane

WHEN Benedictine Father Robert Nixon gave up his music career in 2013 to become a monk in Western Australia, he was resigned to the fact that he might never perform in public again. The Mt Isa-born pianist and former music teacher is a Benedictine priest in Australia’s only monastic town, New Norcia, Western Australia. Before entering New Norcia, Fr Nixon ... Read More »

God’s caring for Brisbane health worker in London

DAVID Armour knows about life and death on the pandemic frontline. The Brisbane Catholic paramedic working in London has revealed the daily anxiety and pressure of working in the middle of a COVID-19 crisis, as Britain along with the United States and Germany are engulfed by record daily death tolls. “The country and our NHS (National Health Service) is at ... Read More »

Greater Brisbane plunged into three-day lockdown to stop spread of UK COVID variant

People with low income face stress in the private rental market

GREATER Brisbane residents will go into a three-day lockdown from 6pm tonight until 6pm Monday night. The lockdown applies to people living in Brisbane, Logan, Ipswich, Moreton and Redlands. Masks are mandatory for those who will be going outside in those areas. People in lockdown areas will be allowed two visitors at their homes. Catholics will be unable to attend ... Read More »

Brisbane Catholics look back on the highs and lows of the 2011 floods

MEMORIES of nine families taking refuge under one roof and the tide of community spirit that rose after South-East Queensland’s 2011 floods loom large for Ravina Waldren as the 10th anniversary of the disaster comes around. Ms Waldren, co-ordinator of Murri Ministry, was among the first to rally supporters to respond to the desperate need of flood victims across Brisbane ... 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 »

Nearly one in 10 police assigned to coronavirus pandemic response

QUEENSLAND police and frontline authorities are boosting their COVID-19 response, with a warning that the pandemic is far from over. As well as strict border checks, police are out and about ensuring churches, sports clubs and pubs adhere to the latest social distancing restrictions, and more specialist domestic violence workers are being deployed. One in nearly every 10 police will ... Read More »

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