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Highlights around the archdiocese

A look at some of the highlights of life and work within the Archdiocese of Brisbane.
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  • Jul 2017 '17
    20th

    Living gratitude

      By Sr Mel Dwyer Our society is so fast to ask for things. In terms of material possessions, we want the best and latest model of everything. Even when it comes to prayer, we are so quick to turn to God and ask Him to fix things in our way and in our time….

  • Jun 2017 '17
    22nd

    League teams prepare for Confraternity Carnival

    Not everyone is on school holidays – more than 1000 of the best rugby league players in Queensland’s Catholic schools are staying back for the famous Confraternity Carnival. They will join a stellar roll of players who have competed in a Carnival that was first held in 1980. Since then, Johnathan Thurston, Wendell Sailor, Matt…

  • Jun 2017 '17
    20th

    “Five-second” moments for parents of teenage boys

    Brother Damien Price is a former teacher in Brisbane schools including St Joseph’s, Gregory Terrace, St Patrick’s College, Shorncliffe, and St Laurence’s College, South Brisbane. He continues to work with schools across the country. If you ever see someone who is the “perfect parent” of a teenage boy – think again. There is no such…

  • May 2017 '17
    11th

    Roller coaster journey for mum and daughter

    Majella and Aliah Lennox are mother and daughter – and they’re Brisbane Catholic Education school teachers. Now, they have something else in common – they have worked together to publish a hilarious new book for mothers. Roller Coaster Mumma: The ride from birth to bonkers! is brutally honest, irreverent and heartfelt. It’s confirmation for women…

  • May 2017 '17
    11th

    Abbey makes waves on water skis

    Unity College year 8 student Abbey Teague is making waves on her water skis with recognition at national and state level. Abbey attended the Australian junior selective ski school where she received the perpetual trophy for the most outstanding Australian Junior Skier. Competing in the Australian Junior Masters, Abbey came away with four medals, placing…

  • May 2017 '17
    11th

    Confusion clouds Catholic school funding

    A letter from Dr Lee-Anne Perry, executive director of the Queensland Catholic Education Commission, and Pam Betts, executive director Brisbane Catholic Education: Much has been said in the lead up to and following the Federal Budget about future funding for Catholic schools and a lot of it has been confusing at best. Firstly, it was disappointing that…

  • May 2017 '17
    11th

    Calming words best for youngsters in domestic violence

    CHILDREN are among the victims of domestic and family violence but it’s not always best to speak with them directly about it, say experts who help to combat the scourge in south-east Queensland. Instead, wise and calming words with children can help to prevent aggressive behaviour being passed on to a new generation. Centacare’s expert…

  • May 2017 '17
    6th

    Archdiocese launches campaign against domestic violence

      In the first hours of Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month, a Brisbane court heard of allegations that brought the scourge into the city’s quiet streets. A man from Stafford was accused of murdering his 69-year-old wife in a home that looks familiar to so many Queenslanders. Its tidy front yard and well-kept gardens…

  • Apr 2017 '17
    27th

    School of St Jude founder visits home

    Gemma Sisia, a former Australian teacher and founder of the renowned School of St Jude in Tanzania, was back on home soil this month to thank the donors who help her educate poor families in her adopted country. Gemma’s achievements are well known through the Archdiocese, documented in regular reports in The Catholic Leader. Her Catholic school continues…

  • Apr 2017 '17
    27th

    Church dedicated in Anzac Day gathering

    Archbishop Mark Coleridge admitted he thought the decision to dedicate a church on Anzac Day evening was at first “quirky” before realising the connection between the events. “Yet the sacrifice that is the very core of what we celebrate on Anzac Day is also the very core of what we celebrate here this evening,” Archbishop…

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