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Toowoomba Ursulines hand over reins at St Ursula’s

THE Ursuline Sisters have transferred ownership and governance of St Ursula’s College to Toowoomba diocese, ending an era of 85 years. The Toowoomba college, founded by the Ursulines in 1931, has a tradition of educating young women from Queensland and northern NSW. The sisters’ Australian provincial Sr Ruth Durick, in announcing the change, said the transfer was the latest step ... Read More »

Memories of a beloved teacher

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OUR memories are selective. We know so very little about how the computer that is our brain functions.  Why does one memory get stored and not others?  Why does it surface just at specific moments of our lives from somewhere deep inside? My school days were happy days. I remember Year 3 in particular.  Our teacher was Miss Arthur.  In ... Read More »

Azar’s battle to survive: ‘I know that if I am sent back to Afghanistan that it will be the end of my life’

Afghani refugee in Australia

This is the story of Azar, an Afghani refugee. This is not his real name – he could be deported if his identity is revealed.  AZAR knows that if he is sent home, it will mean certain death. He lives in a suburban house under community detention awaiting an interview by Immigration Department officials, which could determine whether he is allowed to ... Read More »

Good Sams celebrate 100 years of education service in Brisbane

Sisters of the Good Samaritan

BRISBANE Archbishop Mark Coleridge has paid tribute to the Sisters of the Good Samaritan for the way they have lived the Gospel parable of their name. He made special mention of this in his homily at a recent Mass celebrating the order’s 100 years of service to Catholic education in Brisbane archdiocese. Archbishop Coleridge celebrated a special liturgy at St Columba’s ... Read More »

Cathedral young adults continue to treasure WYD experience one month on

Young adults at World Youth Day

PRAYING with millions of Catholics in Krakow has reminded a group of young adults from St Stephen’s Cathedral, Brisbane, they are not alone in practising their faith. Eleven young adults from the Cathedral Young Adult Movement returned from World Youth Day last month re-energised in their faith and prayer life. Group member Olivia Ambrose said seeing the Catholic faith alive ... Read More »

Chapel for Mary MacKillop oasis of tranquility in Sydney

Mary MacKillop Chapel

SPONSORED BY MARY MACKILLOP PLACE MARY MacKillop Place is first and foremost a sacred place, a place of pilgrimage. The chapel, built in honour of St Mary MacKillop was blessed and opened on January 19, 1914.  On January 28 of that year, Mary’s remains were transferred from Sydney’s Gore Hill Cemetery to the chapel where she rests today. People come ... Read More »

Bishops in Pacific region declare support for West Papua

Pacific region Bishops

CATHOLIC bishops from across the Pacific region have declared support for West Papua to have a greater international voice. Dignity for West Papuans was a focus issue for the executive committee of the Federation of Catholic Bishops’ Conferences of Oceania in Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Pacific Islands meeting in Port Moresby.  Toowoomba Bishop Robert McGuckin and Parramatta ... Read More »

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