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Faith leads Susan all the way from Leeds

SUSAN Angus-MacInnes, crying and clutching red poppies in the middle of a field in France, was discovering a piece of a family tree with roots in Ireland, England, Wales and Australia. At the time, Susan was a senior teacher at St Kieran’s Primary School at Brighton on Brisbane’s northside, and she was on holidays with her husband Mac. After her ... Read More »

Sober missionary Joseph Leeds says drugs ‘have nothing on God, bruv’

“I WAS screaming, ‘He’s got no one else, he’s got no one else’.” “That was traumatic,” the 23-year-old Londoner turned missionary Catholic said, toking his vape and puffing the syrupy nicotine steam about the loft above Blind Eye Ministry. He relaxed back in his chair, a calmer man, halfway into his story about his dad in a crack den in ... Read More »

Queensland faith leaders form a united front against euthanasia for the common good

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QUEENSLAND’S religious leaders’ strong and united stand against legalising euthanasia has been bolstered by a major Vatican declaration in support of dying patients. A letter signed by 16 faith leaders, including Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge, urges greater support for palliative care, and warned that voluntary assisted dying was “not dying well”.  “We believe that the Queensland Government should maintain the ... Read More »

South Sudanese and Italian migrant families share faith and hope

Leading with faith: FCI chaplain Scalabrinian Father Angelo Cagna with members of the Italian and Sudanese communities of Brisbane.

MIGRATING ​South Sudanese and Italian families share more than the hope found in settling in Brisbane. For 21 years, the local Italian Catholic Federation of Aspley-Geebung (FCI) ​and North Brisbane FCI have nurtured mutual support, cultural expression and faith sharing among their communities. This connection was celebrated when families and individuals gathered in St Gerard Majella parish on October 7. Scalabrinian Missionary Italian Chaplain ... Read More »

Hendra parishioners on a high celebrating 90 years of faith-filled history

HENDRA parishioners have always been sitting closer to Heaven than others. In July 1929, Brisbane archdiocese secured the most elevated portion of land in Hendra – a flat and aluminium-rich farming suburb. Ninety years later, the parish was still on a high when it celebrated its anniversary Mass on June 9 at Our Lady Help of Christians Church. “It’s nice ... Read More »

Gender ideology is opposed to faith and reason, Church leaders say in new document

CATHOLIC schools must help parents teach young people that biological sex and gender are naturally fixed at birth and part of God’s plan for creation, the Congregation for Catholic Education said. In a document published on June 10, the congregation said the Catholic Church and those proposing a looser definition of gender could find common ground in “a laudable desire ... Read More »

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