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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 2016 '16
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    Five points to watch in the US Presidential race

    It’s come down to Donald Trump versus Hillary Clinton. We know that much about the US Presidential race, but what are the key factors to watch for in the coming weeks? Professor Simon Jackman is the CEO of the United States Studies Centre in Sydney. Between 1996 and 2016, he was a Professor of Political Science…

  • Jul 2016 '16
    21st

    Gold Guitar winner pens song for Catholic schools

    THE hearts of students across Queensland are being captured by a newly created song for Catholic schools. Titled Catholic Schools in Queensland, the song is a celebration of Queensland’s 300 Catholic schools and will form an important part of 2016 Catholic Education Week celebrations. Gold Guitar winner Josh Arnold, of production company Small Town Culture, created…

  • Jul 2016 '16
    21st

    Schools opening doors in Year of Mercy

    QUEENSLAND’S 300 Catholic school communities are taking up the challenge to find new ways of opening doors for students, parents, staff and the broader community as they celebrate Catholic Education Week from July 24-30. Queensland Catholic Education Commission executive director Lee-Anne Perry said the week of celebration was a time to focus on the achievements…

  • Jul 2016 '16
    21st

    Smiles and prayer lead refugee families to safe ground

    WELCOME. A powerful, single word translated into Arabic, is uniting Brisbane’s Catholics and newly-arrived humanitarian refugees from the strife-torn Middle East. Forty Christian families are now settling in at Bracken Ridge in Brisbane’s north and in Logan, with enthusiastic support of parishioners and local Catholic schools. Their safe arrival in Brisbane is a story of…

  • Jun 2016 '16
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    Archbishop Coleridge welcomes new Bishop appointment

    Archbishop Mark Coleridge has congratulated Monsignor Anthony Randazzo on his appointment as an Auxiliary Bishop of Sydney, admitting he would be “much missed” in Brisbane. Archbishop Coleridge was in transit from Rome when Pope Francis announced at the weekend that Monsignor Randazzo, pictured above, and Father Richard Umbers would become Auxiliary Bishops of Sydney. “We in Brisbane…

  • Jun 2016 '16
    23rd

    Cathedral visit sets England on the path to Wallaby sweep

      Yes, we really are a broad Church. The loyalties of St Stephen’s Cathedral were tested when the English rugby union team turned up unannounced for a training run on the day before their clash with the Wallabies in Brisbane. Coach Eddie Jones wanted to get his men out of their hotel for a light…

  • Jun 2016 '16
    23rd

    Schools and staff on verge of agreement

    Catholic school employers and employees are on the verge of a new enterprise bargaining agreement after months of negotiation. Teachers, school officers and service staff have received a letter from Brisbane Catholic Education advising that employers and the Independent Education Union of Australia had reached an in-principle agreement. The news follows a long negotiation process…

  • May 2016 '16
    26th

    Trump prepares for final White House tilt

    Can Donald Trump continue his stunning surge towards the White House? A former Brisbane Catholic Education student has been asked the question day after day during recent months. And he says Trump cannot be written off after a campaign that has been “jaw-dropping in its audacity”. Simon Jackman is the new CEO of the United…

  • May 2016 '16
    26th

    Parents urged to “keep it normal” at exam time

    Keep it normal – that’s the advice for parents as their children prepare for the end-of-semester exams at Catholic schools around the Archdiocese. Carmel Nash, Queensland Parents and Friends executive director, said parents played a vital role in ensuring their children were calm and well-prepared for exams. “We hear a lot about anxiousness but often…

  • May 2016 '16
    17th

    Professor John Fraser presents to the Assembly of Catholic Professionals

    This talk was delivered to the Assembly of Catholic Professionals. Professor John Fraser is a loving husband, a father of five, has countless medical research papers published in his name and is the pre-eminent staff specialist in intensive care at the Prince Charles Hospital Critical Care Research Group. Watch this video to hear Professor Fraser…

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