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Emma Fradd says Australian parish music is dead – but not gone

CATHOLIC musician Emma Fradd likes the word revival. “I’m a direct communicator, because I think (revival) signifies that something is dead and lifeless,” Emma said. “And I think a lot of parish music in our country is dead.” Recognising there was a problem was the first step to solving it, and Emma, who is touring Brisbane parishes as part of ... Read More »

Relationships educator demands national porn filter after rape of six-year-old girl at school

Call for porn filter

SHOCKING allegations of child rape have prompted a schools campaigner to demand the government introduce Internet filtering of pornography. Brisbane Catholic Paul Ninnes, the co-founder of Real Talk, an organisation which ministers to school children about sexual integrity, has backed his demand by starting an online petition to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. “There is no reason why our politicians can’t legislate ... Read More »

Chaplains – A friendly face in the darkest of hours

Fr Bob Harwood

FR Bob Harwood answered a knock on the door in Dysart. A dying miner was looking for a priest, knowing the cancer tormenting his body would soon claim his life. He wanted to die in his central Queensland home town and he wanted someone to walk the final weeks with him. He had no family and no close friends. So ... Read More »

Centacare provides ways to help and creating hope for 50 years

Centacare helping for 50 years

CENTACARE has been providing support services to the people of South East Queensland for more than 50 years. The agency’s strong Catholic ethos means Centacare are committed to the entire community, regardless of religion, circumstance, ethnicity, economic situation, age, gender or ability. Clients can find Centacare services in every corner of South East Queensland.  With a workforce of more than ... Read More »

Ministry alive in Kingaroy

Kingaroy youth mass

By Emilie Ng KINGAROY’S large Christian demographic has been missing a steady community for young Catholics, but last week’s first youth Mass changed history. For the past few months, parishioner and mother of four Suzanne Mungall has been working with young musicians and St Mary’s Kingaroy parish priest Fr Nigel Sequeira to hold the parish’s first youth Mass. The Mass, ... Read More »

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