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Pilgrims gather together to prepare for World Youth Day

World Youth Day

PILGRIMS from a number of Brisbane groups who are travelling to World Youth Day this year gathered together recently for a night of formation with representatives from the Sydney Jewish museum.  The Brisbane Catholic Education Religious Education team organised for Dr Ari Lander and Yotam Weiner from the museum to travel to Brisbane to present on Holocaust education in schools ... Read More »

Q&A with Broncos CEO Paul White

Broncos CEO Paul While

Paul White began his adult life as a young policeman and aspiring footballer, two aspects that would go on to shape his professional and personal life significantly. Paul and his wife Angela travelled throughout Queensland with Paul’s career in law enforcement. Paul soon built a reputation as an authoritative figure with strong moral values. Values he would transfer into a ... Read More »

Catholic education staff say action will protect the next generation

Catholic staff take strike

CATHOLIC education staff member Ian Hughes is worried the next generation of the sector’s educators will not last five years under the present workload and wages. Mr Hughes is a full-time audiovisual technician for Lourdes Hill College, Hawthorne, and one of thousands of teachers who are taking a full-day stoppage today against working conditions in Catholic schools. Mr Hughes has represented hundreds ... Read More »

Write for Australia’s best Catholic newspaper

  CALLING ALL YOUNG WRITERS! Got something to say about your generation? Want to explain what it means to be a young Catholic? Then maybe you’re meant to write for The Catholic Leader, voted Australia’s best Catholic newspaper. The Catholic Leader in Brisbane is looking for young Catholic teenagers to write a regular column on our yet-to-be-released new youth page. All you ... Read More »

Q&A with Marie Mondu

Marie Mondu

Marie Mondu, Caritas PNG co-ordinatorPapua New Guinean local Marie Mondu was born in Bundi, PNG in 1977. She has worked with Caritas Australia’s program support team in PNG since 2008, starting as a research officer while at university.  Born into a life of poverty, Marie has an interest in research areas including the socio-cultural influences of HIV and other sexually ... Read More »

A decade as an addict

Rory Norris

RORY Norris promised to stop using heroin when he turned 30.  He never asked to be an addict, but addiction has no social boundaries – a kid from a private school in Brisbane born to a devout Catholic mum could still get caught in a drug-abuse trap. “I started smoking marijuana at school, and then got into harder drugs,” he ... Read More »

Keeping rural parishes alive

Fr Jason Middleton

FATHER Jason Middleton was driving on a dirt road with a mobile phone that teased: “No service”. He was heading to a cattle property on the remotest stretch of the Brisbane archdiocese. Roads of dirt, cattle grids and not one bar of mobile phone reception. From the property, Fr Jason would see the unremarkable point where the Brisbane, Rockhampton and ... Read More »

Brisbane missionary helps PNG Catholics head to Poland

PNG pilgrims

BRISBANE teacher and missionary Sarah Bunting believes her love of the Church and the words of Pope Francis are guiding her next big challenge.  She has started raising money to send 15 youths from Alotau in Papua New Guinea to World Youth Day in Poland in July. Two years ago Sarah, a woman with a zest for life and a ... Read More »

Helping children to pray

Centre for children

MOTHERS in Bundaberg have welcomed new faces into the community’s first catechesis centre for children. Known as The Atrium of the Good Shepherd, which uses principles from educator Maria Montessori, the mothers will work together to foster the spiritual and physical needs of children in the parish. We asked the new catechists at in Bundaberg why they thought it was ... Read More »

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