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Leading Catholic teachers win state awards

Catholic teachers win

QUEENSLAND Catholic education’s “alpha and omega” were among those recognised as the state’s most inspiration teachers last week. St Joseph’s Nudgee College principal Daryl Hanly, who will be retiring in December after a 50-year career, and second-year teacher at St Ursula’s College, Toowoomba David Rawson were among five recipients of the Queensland College of Teachers’ Excellence in Teaching awards. Mr ... Read More »

Maronite patriarch visits

Marointe patriarch

FOR months Brisbane’s Maronite Catholic community has feared a planned visit by their Patriarch Cardinal Bechara Boutros Rai would not go ahead due to the volatile situation in the Middle East. Now the community of St Maroun’s at Greenslopes is eagerly awaiting their patriarch’s arrival, his first visit to Australia. Cardinal Rai, who is also Archbishop of Antioch and the ... Read More »

Catholic teachers among state’s most inspirational educators

TWO Catholic educators have been honoured by Queensland’s prestigious education awards at tonight’s World Teachers’ Day celebrations in Brisbane’s Parliament House. St Joseph’s Nudgee College principal Daryl Hanly received the top award for his outstanding contribution to teaching. The Queensland College of Teachers regarded Mr Hanly as “one of the most highly respected educators in the state”. St Ursula’s College, ... Read More »

Students march for peace

Peace march in Logan

THE community of St Francis College, Crestmead, has taken to the streets to pray for peace. More than 500 primary school students and staff marched down Browns Plains Road to St Maximilian Kolbe Church in their fourth annual march for peace on August 14. The event garnered positive support from the locals of Crestmead and the wider community. Marsden associate ... Read More »

List for leaders

List for leaders

  PRAYER, listening and humility are on Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge’s list of “dos and don’ts” for Christian leaders.  Read on for the entire list by Archbishop Coleridge. IT was suggested to me recently that I might compose a simple list of “dos and don’ts” for someone new to the episcopal ministry.   Partly to satisfy my own curiosity I did ... Read More »

Pope praying for Sam today

Pope prays for DMD sufferers

POPE Francis offered prayerful support for the “humanitarian fight” of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy in the lead-up to its first international awareness day today (September 7).  Pope Francis’ acknowledgement of sufferers and their families who live with the challenges of the degenerative muscle condition of one in about 3600 males has “humbled” Brisbane’s Kelly Uchytil, mother of DMD sufferer Sam, 14. ... Read More »

Rich in faith and cultures

El Salvadorians at the Multicultural Mass

UNIVERSAL pride filled St Stephen’s Cathedral at last weekend’s annual Multicultural Mass for the Brisbane archdiocese. Vibrant colours, jubilant songs and prayers in multiple tongues featured at the Mass, held this year to close National Migrant and Refugee Week. Catholics representing more than 20 ethnic groups from around the archdiocese gathered to witness just how far the Gospel has spread. ... Read More »

Catholic agency launches first national energy efficiency network

NEEN launches in Queensland

QUEENSLAND faith-based and not for profit leaders gathered in Brisbane this month for the launch of the first national energy efficiency network, or NEEN. Initiated by ecological Church agency Catholic Earthcare, and with funding from the Australian Government, NEEN offers a “learning community approach” to enable sustainable action. The project features 14 case studies from communities across Australia to show ... Read More »

Are you a gossip?

Women gossiping

FOOLISH WISDOM by Bernard Toutounji, featured in the February 2 edition of The Catholic Leader.  Read the column below, or click here to listen to the podcast. IF there is one thing human beings like to do it is talk. We talk about ideas, we talk about facts, we talk about ourselves and we talk about others. But arguably, many ... Read More »

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