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Fijian teenager urges climate action for Oceania in Brisbane-first virtual event

A TEENAGE climate activist from Fiji spoke with a voice that was eloquent and passionate, in a way that could not be ignored. AnnMary Raduva, a 16-year-old Year 11 student at St Joseph’s Secondary School in Suva, gave an impassioned plea for urgent action on climate change and ecological crises in Oceania. She was sitting with Archbishop Peter Loy Chong ... Read More »

Catholic singles in Australia are hoping to find their spouse through a new matchmaker

WHEN Georgiana Pinwill realised her parents would never play matchmaker, she took finding her future husband into her own hands. The Australian actress, based in south west Queensland, has tried online dating, expanding her social media network, and is even going to apply for Farmer Wants a Wife. Some of Ms Pinwill’s experiences have turned into a few interesting dates. ... Read More »

Parish’s livestream Mass brings Maree home to the Church after eight years away

MAREE Hyde was getting used to life without Sunday Mass until a comment she read on Facebook four months ago turned her into a nearly daily virtual Mass-goer. Miss Hyde’s mum, a member of the Caloundra Catholic Parish, had left a comment on the community’s live-streamed Mass, which the parish have offered on their Facebook page since March 19. “Mum ... Read More »

Women from marriage enrichment movement sewing for carers on the frontline

A GENEROUS group of Catholic women in Queensland have offered a stitch (or more) in time to help nurses providing palliative care during the coronavirus pandemic. The women, who happen to enjoy sewing, stepped up to the challenge when Karuna Hospice Services in Brisbane put the call out for someone to make medical gowns for nurses to wear while they ... Read More »

Catholic and Greek Orthodox leaders fear for rising religious tensions over Hagia Sophia mosque

WITH Friday Islamic prayers to be recited in Hagia Sophia for the first time in 85 years, Christian leaders around the world have expressed deep regret at Turkey’s decision to change the status of the famous place of worship. Australian Catholic Bishops Conference president Archbishop Mark Coleridge and the head of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia, Archbishop Makarios expressed ... Read More »

St Laurence’s hosts the national launch of Catholic Mission’s Socktober

Students from St Laurence's College

ALMOST 2000 students at Brisbane’s St Laurence’s College gathered for the national launch of Socktober, Catholic Mission’s schools engagement program. St Laurence’s is one of more than 100 schools to register for Socktober 2020, that uses the world game of soccer to encourage students to learn about mission and social justice, core parts of the Catholic curriculum. As part of ... Read More »

New study shows Archdiocese of Brisbane contributes $2.5 billion to Queensland economy

Cathy Uechrtritz

A GROUNDBREAKING study shows the huge community contribution of the Catholic Church across south east Queensland. The Archdiocese of Brisbane makes a $2.5 billion contribution to the Queensland economy through its parishes, schools and agencies, employing 22,000 staff to carry out its work and has 14,000 volunteers. “I think even our own aren’t aware of how significant our contribution is ... Read More »

Young man’s faith motivates him to challenge coal mine on grounds it infringes on future generations’ rights

TEENAGE Brisbane Christian Oscar Delaney is among a group of young people taking on billionaire businessman Clive Palmer in court over a new coal mine in Queensland. Mr Delaney, 18, is part of a group of 25 young Queenslanders called Youth Verdict which is taking legal action against the project planned for the state’s Galilee Basin by Mr Palmer’s company ... Read More »

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