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Young man’s faith motivates him to challenge coal mine on grounds it infringes on future generations’ rights

TEENAGE Brisbane Christian Oscar Delaney is among a group of young people taking on billionaire businessman Clive Palmer in court over a new coal mine in Queensland. Mr Delaney, 18, is part of a group of 25 young Queenslanders called Youth Verdict which is taking legal action against the project planned for the state’s Galilee Basin by Mr Palmer’s company ... Read More »

David Armour, a Brisbane Catholic turned London paramedic, is on the front lines of COVID-19

A young Brisbane Catholic working as a paramedic on the streets of London has described the grim, dangerous task of collecting sick and dying patients stricken by the coronavirus. “People are very scared and anxious… so they call 999,” 34-year-old David Armour recounted, clearly affected by what he sees during a typical paramedic shift. The Brisbane paramedic and his wife ... Read More »

Go, rebuild my Church – 5,500 pilgrims descend on Perth for Australian Catholic Youth Festival

YOUNG Australian Catholics marched in their thousands to the steps of Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre last weekend – a pilgrim army united by faith and age, and urged by their bishops to “go and rebuild” the Church.  “Help stop the Church – my Church – from falling into ruin,” Perth Archbishop Timothy Costelloe told the 5500 young Catholics amassed ... Read More »

Vatican chooses Ashleigh Green for new youth advisory board

ASHLEIGH Green is becoming the new face of young Australian Catholics after being asked to represent Australia’s youth at the Vatican a second time. Miss Green will represent Australia on the International Youth Advisory Body, established for the Youth Office of the Dicastery of Laity, Family and Life.  She is one of 20 young people from five continents chosen to ... Read More »

Catholic Education Week begins – Queensland schools celebrate their ‘many voices, one Spirit’

THE great diversity of Queensland’s 306 Catholic schools will be the focus of this year’s Catholic Education Week, which runs from July 28 to August 3.The theme for this year’s celebrations is “Many Voices. One Spirit.” Queensland Catholic Education Commission executive director Dr Lee-Anne Perry said the theme reflected the broad range of social, economic, religious and cultural backgrounds of ... Read More »

New Caritas diocesan director wants to inspire youth to care for the poor and marginalised

INSPIRING young people of Brisbane archdiocese to reach out to the poor of the world is an early priority for Caritas Australia’s new diocesan director Andrew Knife. Mr Knife, who recently took up the director’s role, said he’d “love to see more youth engagement” with Caritas, the Church’s aid and development agency. “Traditionally organisations like Caritas and others that are ... Read More »

Casting NET into the deep, young Brisbane evangelisers spread Good News to Australia and South Africa

NATIONAL Evangelisation Teams Ministries, known as NET ministries, commissioned 48 young people to go out and spread the Good News to the people of Australia and, for the first time, South Africa. Rockhampton Bishop Michael McCarthy commissioned the NET missionaries at a Commissioning Mass at Sacred Heart Church, Paddington on Saturday, February 23. NET Ministries executive director Mark Doyle said ... Read More »

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