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Ignite Conference 2017: Come, Holy Spirit

Praying

I’m scared of the dark. Well not so much anymore, but the ‘dark’ was my greatest enemy – each night was an actual nightmare. There was nothing to be afraid of, but for years I was terrified. Anytime I got scared, my mum and dad would say the same thing to me. “Say a little prayer to the Holy Spirit.” ... Read More »

Ignite Conference 2017: Reflections on Adoration

Adoration_Monstrance

“Your Kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven.” Mt 6:10. I’ll never forget the first time I experienced Adoration. I went into the room not really understanding God or what faith was truly about. I had been going to church since I was a child, I’d gone through a Catholic school and been at ... Read More »

Ignite Conference 2017: Reflections on Worship

Worship-Hands-Open

I tend to be a pretty serious person. Anyone who knows me will probably roll their eyes at that statement, cause look – I do crack a lot of jokes. But I think a lot. Kind of non-stop. It’s really easy to cracks some jokes. It feels pretty terrible when you feel like a joke. At times I can be ... Read More »

Ignite Conference 2017: Reflections of a Small Group Leader

small groups

Over the past five years, I’ve had the pleasure of being a small group leader at Ignite Conference. I’ve seen many faces and had the chance to share many people’s experiences. A few years ago, I was a small group leader for a group of year 12 guys. There were about 13 or so and for the first few sessions ... Read More »

League star to talk about sex and relationships in Brisbane

Jason Stevens Talks Relationships

RUBGY league legend Jason Stevens will be in Brisbane next month to share the story behind his public promise to keep sex for marriage. Mr Stevens, a former player for the St George Dragons and the Cronulla Sharks, will address the annual Real Talk fundraising dinner to speak about the turning point that led him to give up a life ... Read More »

Australia’s first saint a source of inspiration for struggling families

Sister Marie Dowling

FAMILIES struggling to put food on the table could find hope from the life of Australia’s first saint, St Mary of the Cross. While the Fitzroy-born saint is well known for her battles against the hierarchical Church, Josephite Sister Marie Dowling believes the path to sainthood was seen in her unhappy family life. “I think the seeds of sainthood were ... Read More »

Catholic Workers found guilty over damaging war memorial

Catholic Workers Memorial Verdict

FOUR members of the Catholic Worker movement have been found guilty of wilful damage for their part in dismantling a brass sword from an historic war memorial cross in Brisbane. Jim Dowling, 61, his son Franz Dowling, Andrew Paine and Tim Webb each represented themselves in the Brisbane Magistrates Court and pleaded not guilty to damaging the Cross of Sacrifice, ... Read More »

Archbishop Coleridge says ABC not interested in the ‘real story’ of the Catholic Church following controversial domestic violence report

Archbishop Mark Coleridge

ARCHBISHOP Mark Coleridge has condemned the ABC for its “antagonistic, one-sided narrative” of the Catholic Church, calling for a return to honest and true reporting of “the real Australia”. The Archbishop of Brisbane made his comments after a controversial essay published on the ABC website that explored domestic violence issues within Christian churches falsely reported that he did not respond to ... Read More »

Big week for Catholic schools as Queensland launches Catholic Education Week

BRISBANE Catholic schools launched a week-long celebration of their distinctive Catholic ethos in an official ceremony at St Stephen’s Cathedral last Sunday. Hundreds of students from 40 schools packed out the cathedral on July 23 to kick off the annual Queensland Catholic Education Week celebrations from July 23 to 29 with a Mass where Archbishop Mark Coleridge presided. The Mass ... Read More »

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