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Bulimba parish a ‘sign of God’s kingdom’

Sts Peter and Paul Church, Bulimba

BULIMBA’S Catholic community were one of the last groups of Christians to receive an official spiritual home. The local Catholics had to wait almost 54 years after the free settlement of Moreton Bay to get to Mass without making a trip down the river. They eventually bargained a meeting with Brisbane Archbishop Robert Dunne in 1896 to receive a local ... Read More »

Pro-life organisation’s new state president to take strong stand against abortion, euthanasia

Julie Borger

CHERISH Life Queensland’s new president is steeling for a tough battle advocating for politicians to reject the state’s proposed bill to legalise abortion. Julie Borger took the reigns of the pro-life organisation last week, after the resignation of Teresa Martin, who has held both the presidency and executive director position for the past decade. “’I’ve taken on a huge job,” ... Read More »

Rockhampton hosts rugby league Confraternity with all round success

Confraternity Carnival

AUSTRALIA’S beef capital Rockhampton became the country’s rugby league heartland from June 26 to July 1, as 48 Catholic schools from across the state converged on The Cathedral College for the annual Confraternity Carnival. Confraternity chairman and TCC director of sports Paul Dever said he had been involved in Confraternity carnivals for 23 years, first as a player, then as ... Read More »

East Timor-Australia maritime border major issue for several Brisbane parishes

maritime

BRISBANE parishes are using the election campaign to press Federal politicians on one of the most divisive international issues on Australia’s doorstep – drawing a fair maritime boundary between Timor-Leste and Australia. The seabed boundary between the two neighbours represents only 1.8 per cent of Australia’s entire seabed border, but takes in the Greater Sunrise gas field worth an estimated ... Read More »

Krakow 2016: What happens after World Youth Day?

World Youth Day

THROUGHOUT the planning and preparation that goes into organising pilgrimages for WYD2016, a lot of focus has been on how best to  prepare and support pilgrims throughout the WYD pilgrimage experience. It is just as essential, however, to consider the question of what happens after WYD and how we can support pilgrims after this “mountain top” experience?  In 2014, Archbishop ... Read More »

Rosies to offer friendship to Bayside’s homeless and marginalised

Rosies on the Bayside

CATHOLIC charity Rosies is busy training volunteers for a new branch opening soon on Brisbane’s bayside. The new branch will provide a mobile street van service and support for the area’s homeless, poor and struggling. “We are very excited about this initiative. There’s a need, as there is in every community,” Rosies volunteers and outreach programs co-ordinator Cathy Lindsay said. ... Read More »

Dedicated teachers shaping lives for the future

BCE awards

SIX outstanding educators have been acknowledged for their innovation and leadership at the annual Brisbane Catholic Education Excellence in Teaching Awards. With more than 35 finalists representing 14 schools, family, friends, sponsors and special guests gathered at Victoria Park Golf Club to witness Brisbane archdiocese vicar general Monsignor Peter Meneely and BCE executive director Pam Betts present the awards and ... Read More »

Musical maestro visits Holy Name to create new sound

Holy Name Primary School

WELL-known for his work with small-town schools, musician Josh Arnold had a change of scenery when he collaborated with a small school in a big town – Holy Name Primary School, Toowoomba. In a process he has refined into a work of art, Mr Arnold has been collaborating with the students of Holy Name to produce a song that is ... Read More »

Bishop says World Youth Day to answer life’s big questions

Bishop Joseph Oudeman

YOUNG people “looking for the essence of life” will be surprised to find an answer or two among millions of Catholics gathering in Poland next month, Brisbane auxiliary Bishop Joseph Oudeman said. Bishop Oudeman is one of 19 Australian bishops headed to the World Youth Day in Krakow, where an expected two million young Catholics will gather. It will be ... Read More »

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