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Street retreat an eye opener

Street retreat

A GROUP of students from St Augustine’s College, Augustine Heights, discovered what it meant to be homeless during an eye-opening street retreat. The 18 Year 10 students and three staff joined the many organisations around Brisbane volunteering their time to help people living on the streets. The group listened to volunteers and patrons from groups such as OzHarvest, Blind Eye ... Read More »

Brisbane groups offer Christmas support to marginalised

Homeless man sleeping

HELP is just a phone call away this Christmas with Brisbane archdiocesan groups, services and ministries working hard to ensure the marginalised, mentally ill or depressed are not forgotten. In a timely reminder, Youth Off The Streets founder Fr Chris Riley said Christmas was a lonely time of the year for some young people. “It can increase feelings of sadness ... Read More »

Mum’s Christmas wish is to walk again

Fiona Ward and her family

FIONA Ward misses the feeling of holding her three children by the hand and walking them through the school gate each morning. The devoted mother and wife to police officer Michael Ward has multiple sclerosis, a debilitating disease that affects the central nervous system. For the past five years, the Bundaberg Catholic mum has fought the ugly monster without victory. ... Read More »

Faith and reason: two wings to knowing truth

By Dr Ryan Messmore WHAT’S a four-letter word for a freshwater fish whose second letter is “a”?  Take five seconds and fill in the answer on the top row of the crossword puzzle (going across). Now for the far right column (going down): What’s a four letter word meaning “meat from a pig”? Chances are, you feel pretty confident that ... Read More »

Polish priest’s mission dream goes bush

Fr Adam Woch

FR Adam Woch had thoughts of being a missionary in Brazil when he was ordained in Poland, and ending up in outback Queensland would’ve been beyond his wildest dreams. Now, as parish priest of St George-Dirranbandi, he could not be happier but the experience is nothing like he could have imagined. “For me, it’s a new experience,” he said. “I ... Read More »

Cyber safety video production delivers $10,000 boost

Students cheer

ST Flannan’s Catholic Primary School, Zillmere, received an early Christmas present of $10,000 when they were named winners of the inaugural “Dance Fever for Daniel” competition.   The competition, organised by Dancefever Multisport and supported by the Daniel Morcombe Foundation as part of Day for Daniel 2015, was open to all schools in Queensland and New South Wales. Dancefever Multisport director ... Read More »

Queensland seminarians recording first liturgical music CD

Seminarians singing

QUEENSLAND’S future priests will bring ancient Church music to life in a new album available next year. The first in a series of CDs will include ancient prayers used in Catholic liturgy, in particular, psalms and canticles used in sung Masses and the Divine Office inside Queensland’s seminary. Seminarian Jack Ho is among the five future priests featured on the ... Read More »

Vice-chancellor left speechless at surprise papal knighthood

Professor Greg Craven

CONSTITUTIONAL lawyers are apparently not known for being speechless, but that was exactly how Greg Craven felt when he received a papal knighthood. The Australian Catholic University vice-chancellor said he was “lured into” a work function that happened to coincide with his surprise knighthood into the ancient papal Order of St Gregory the Great. “When it was presented to me, ... Read More »

Religious freedom wins in Victoria same-sex adoption law

Victorian adoption laws changed

RELIGIOUS adoption agencies can freely refuse same-sex couples wanting to adopt a child in Victoria under an amended bill that passed yesterday. Victorian Parliament passed the controversial bill allowing same-sex couples a chance to adopt children in the state, but with an amendment omitting Clause 17, which would have prohibited faith-based agencies from an exemption. The amended bill would also ... Read More »

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