Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Username Password
Home » Tag Archives: catholic (page 43)

Tag Archives: catholic

Share house from heaven

Dorothy Day House

LIVING below the poverty line is actively encouraged in Rebekah Dowling’s household. The 23-year-old university student is one of seven housemates, including two of her brothers, who have chosen to live “voluntary poverty” in a Christian community in Greenslopes. “I feel it’s the way Jesus wants us to live,” Miss Dowling said. The daughter of West End Catholic Worker Movement ... Read More »

Hindu-born refugee’s final wish before dying: ‘I want to be a Catholic’

Becoming a Catholic

POPE Francis in a new book says “we touch the flesh of Christ” in those who suffer, and Dominican Father Pan Jordan believes he has had that experience through one of Brisbane’s newest Catholics. “We are called to serve Christ the crucified through every marginalised person,” the Pope said in the book The Name of God is Mercy. “We touch ... Read More »

Locking in love for the Year of Mercy

Catholic love lock

MARRIAGE is on the horizon for Adam Burns and there’s a third person he’d like to publicly thank before tying the knot. Mr Burns will place a heart-shaped padlock on Brisbane’s newest love-lock sculpture situated outside St Stephen’s Cathedral with fiancé Jade Henkes as a sign of their love for each other and the third person in their relationship – ... Read More »

Brisbane Catholics add voice to national youth council

Youth council

TWO young Catholics from Brisbane have been chosen to work with the Australia’s bishops to “get a pulse” on issues and trends affecting young people. Brisbane Maronite community youth leader Shawn Torbey and St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland state youth manager Cassandra Bull are among the four young Catholics picked for an advisory council to the Australian bishops. David ... Read More »

Young graduate makes radical trip for unborn children

Benedict Slee

COLLEGE graduate Benedict Slee has set aside graduate job-hunting to trek down Australia’s east coast with the hope to save unborn babies from abortion mills. The country Victorian has joined 10 young people on a 1500km pro-life walk from Brisbane to Melbourne, bearing with them a “counter-cultural” message against abortion. “Participating in the walk then would have to be one ... Read More »

Queensland Augustinians laid to rest last month

Augustinians laid to rest

TWO Augustinian Fathers with strong connections to Brisbane archdiocese have died. Fr Patrick Fahey and Fr Patrick Bourke died in December in Sydney and Melbourne. Both men were over 80 and had enjoyed long and decorated lives of service to the Church. Fr Fahey was raised in Yeppoon, attending secondary school at St Augustine’s College between 1946 and 1949. His ... Read More »

Will homelessness be a federal election issue in 2016?

THE St Vincent de Paul Society wants homelessness and affordable housing to be a key issue of this year’s federal election. The society’s national chief executive officer Dr John Falzon called for that as he welcomed the Federal Government’s recent announcement that it would establish a working group to improve and increase Australia’s stock of social and affordable housing. “It ... Read More »

Brisbane offers invitation to joy

Brisbane's Holy Door

ARCHBISHOP Mark Coleridge opened Brisbane’s Holy Door for the Year of Mercy last week with an invitation to seize the joy of God’s merciful love. Hundreds gathered at St Stephen’s Cathedral for the opening of the Holy Door on the third Sunday in Advent, Gaudete Sunday, which means “rejoice” in Latin and traditionally centres Catholics on the joy of Christ’s ... Read More »

How I’m trying to find peace with depression

DEPRESSION is like the weather; sometimes you wake up to a beautifully clear day with complete clarity, small clouds drift in and out of sight intermittently slight doubts that soon turn into a seemingly permanent blanket shrouding your thoughts. Finally they culminate in utterly frightful downpours, where all the wonder in the world turns to grey. Depression is far from ... Read More »

Subscribe to our free digital newspaper
Scroll To Top