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Youth outreach to go far beyond Brisbane for Ignite Conference in 2019

THE “dream to expand” Ignite Youth has become a reality. This weekend at Ignite Conference in Brisbane archdiocese, more than 1500 participants and supporters welcomed the announcement of a second conference to align with Ignite Youth’s national “flagship event”. From 2019, Ignite Conference will expand into Sydney archdiocese, answering the need to house a “bursting at the seams” crowd. “We’re ... Read More »

Archbishops to meet Prime Minister to solve ‘looming crisis’ of school funding model

Bishops to meet PM Turnbull

AUSTRALIA’S most senior Church figures hope a meeting with the Prime Minister can avoid a “looming crisis” for Catholic schools “with many schools facing the prospect of closure”. Education funding topped the agenda of a July 19 with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in Sydney, with Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge attending as president of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, accompanied by ... Read More »

This Queensland-based community organisation has sent its first “gestures of love” including food to refugees in Nauru

Students from John Fisher College

CHRISTIAN couple Jenny and Michael Geale have made it their mission to feed asylum seekers and refugees on Nauru Island from their home on the Gold Coast. The married couple, who are members of Newlife Uniting Church, are the brains behind community organisation We Care Nauru, which organises food parcels and other goods by ship or air to Nauru. “Some ... Read More »

The ‘great debate’: Fisher v Singer

By Paul Russell I HAD heard it described as the “clash of the titans” and other similarly grand claims evocative of gladiatorial contests of one kind or another.

 But for those who have known or observed Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher and Professor Peter Singer in any previous forum, a titanic battle was never really on the cards.

 Marketed simply as ... Read More »

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