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Brisbane youth group a walking blessing for COVID-hit poor in India

YOUNG Catholics from the Kingston-Marsden parish are walking on air after raising more than $7000 for some of India’s most vulnerable citizens by trekking through the Logan suburbs. Members of the Maxmilian Kolbe parish youth group set a challenge to raise money for two organisations run by Catholic religious congregations in India by each walking 50km over 21 days. The ... Read More »

‘I’m literally repairing a building’ – Franciscan following St Francis in saving leaning church

AS Fr Stephen Bliss stands at the altar rail of heritage-listed St Brigid’s in Rosewood, he can appreciate his calling as a Franciscan friar is restoration. “St Francis said to repair the Church, I’m literally repairing a building,” Fr Bliss said. Built 110 years ago, the ornate weatherboard church holds pride of place in the centre of Rosewood, but has ... Read More »

New measures are helping protect people and adjust to unprecedented changes

AS one of Queensland’s largest service providers to people with a disability, Centacare welcomes the increased focus on the wellbeing of people with a disability reflected in the latest measures announced by the Queensland Government to contain the COVID-19 outbreak. For the first time, people with a disability have been explicitly included in measures announced on August 22, along with ... Read More »

Archdiocese answering a hunger for spiritual direction with new web page

BRISBANE archdiocese has launched a new web page for people searching for spiritual direction. Recently added to the archdiocese’s website, it’s a response to public demand. Former vicar for religious Josephite Sister Moya Campbell was receiving so many calls from people seeking the names of spiritual directors in the archdiocese that she decided it was time to compile an up-to-date ... Read More »

Queensland’s church history pieced together in Fr Chris Hanlon’s new book

ITALIAN troops had breached a point in the Aurelian Walls while Pope Pius IX’s forces mounted the defence of Rome, and caught in the skirmish, comforting the wounded and dying Papal Zouaves, was Brisbane’s first Bishop James Quinn. He was in Rome for the First Vatican Council when the Papal States fell to Kingdom of Italy on September 20, 1870. ... Read More »

‘Their sorrow is my sorrow, and their happiness is my happiness’

HOMESICKNESS is not an issue for Fr John Panamthottam partly because he feels at home among Brisbane Catholics, and his favourite cricketer Virat Kholi possibly played a role too. Fr John arrived as a missionary from India to Brisbane archdiocese in August 2015 and during his first summer here, the Indian cricket team toured Australia for a One Day International ... Read More »

Queensland election: The pro-life political parties committed to abortion law reforms

Pregnant woman

AHEAD of a Queensland’s October 31 election, Pauline Hanson’s One Nation Party has unveiled a detailed “Right to Life” policy that would roll back the state’s abortion laws. It means that the Liberal National Party, Katter’s Australian Party and One Nation have all committed to review or reform Labor’s Termination of Pregnancy Act (2018). The Act allows abortion on request ... Read More »

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