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  • May 2019 '19

    National Catholic Safeguarding Standards launched

    Catholic Professional Standards Limited has released the historic National Catholic Safeguarding Standards in response to the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Speaking shortly after the release, CEO Sheree Limbrick said that during the Royal Commission, Catholic leaders committed to establishing nationally consistent standards and to the audit and…

  • Feb 2019 '19

    Incident reported at Surfers Paradise Parish’s St Vincent’s Catholic Church

    Local and national media have today carried a news story relating to a fatality on the Gold Coast which took place in the very early hours of Sunday, February 24. The incident occurred at the St Vincent’s Catholic Church, which was closed at the time. St Vincent’s Catholic Church is one of three Mass centres…

  • Oct 2018 '18

    Brisbane Catholic Church celebrates its young people

    To mark the end of the Year of Youth in November this year, young Catholics will converge upon an inconspicuous Brisbane warehouse that spends its weekdays as a carpark. The Youth Evangelisation Office team leader, Melissa Fenech, paints a picture of what to expect at this Year of Youth Archdiocesan Celebration. “There are so many…

  • Sep 2018 '18

    The Frodo and the Sam in us and around us

    By Brother Damien Price I would love to have met JRR Tolkien. The author of The Lord of the Rings created a powerful story of good versus evil. A daily massgoer, Tolkien used his archetypical heroes to teach us all the simple but powerful message that good will triumph over evil and that the warrior…

  • Sep 2018 '18

    Tips for fathers and daughters

    By Madonna King, author of Fathers and Daughters When Dr Bruce Robinson, a leading cancer surgeon, tells a father their medical condition is terminal, and they are facing a certain death, they ask about the medical questions you would expect. But then, he says, they almost always ask the same question: “why didn’t I spend more…

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