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St Laurence’s hosts the national launch of Catholic Mission’s Socktober

Students from St Laurence's College

ALMOST 2000 students at Brisbane’s St Laurence’s College gathered for the national launch of Socktober, Catholic Mission’s schools engagement program. St Laurence’s is one of more than 100 schools to register for Socktober 2020, that uses the world game of soccer to encourage students to learn about mission and social justice, core parts of the Catholic curriculum. As part of ... Read More »

New study shows Archdiocese of Brisbane contributes $2.5 billion to Queensland economy

Cathy Uechrtritz

A GROUNDBREAKING study shows the huge community contribution of the Catholic Church across south east Queensland. The Archdiocese of Brisbane makes a $2.5 billion contribution to the Queensland economy through its parishes, schools and agencies, employing 22,000 staff to carry out its work and has 14,000 volunteers. “I think even our own aren’t aware of how significant our contribution is ... Read More »

Social justice chief Peter Arndt to climb Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro for guide dogs

BRISBANE social justice advocate Peter Arndt likes a challenge – and he’s expecting 2020 will push him to new heights. As a blind person, Mr Arndt has signed up to climb Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro, the world’s tallest free-standing mountain, to raise money for Guide Dogs Queensland. “I will have to train very hard,” the Catholic Justice and Peace Commission executive ... Read More »

This couple voluntarily lived in the slums of India for 14 years

TWO young people, fresh out of uni, meet in Brisbane, fall in love, get married and set off for India with wild dreams of making the world a better place. A couple of decades on, they’re back in Brisbane – older, greyer, but as passionate as ever about their dreams. Cathy and Mark Delaney have a different story in married ... Read More »

Medicinal marijuana debate: Queensland couple who used cannabis oil to treat son’s autism walk free

In countries across the world the jury is still out on the effects of drugs on society and individuals’ health, however a case in Queensland reflects softening attitudes and changing laws against some drugs. QUEENSLAND parents who pleaded guilty to treating their five-year-old son’s autism with cannabis oil, recently walked free from court in what the judge described as an ... Read More »

Priest leading national support for refugees, migrants says parishes need to ‘hear their cry’

Fr Maurizio Pettena

FR Maurizio Pettena firmly believes the key to welcoming migrants and refugees into parish life is listening to their stories. “Let’s be attentive to details,” Fr Pettena, director of the Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office said, launching the 104th World Day of Migrants and Refugees to be held on Sunday, August 26. “Hear their cry – where they come ... Read More »

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