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BCE team win award for challenging domestic and family violence

FIVE educators from St Teresa's Catholic College Noosaville have been announced as the winner of the Archdiocese of Brisbane's Spirit of Catholic Education Award 2024 for challenging domestic and family...

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Bishop Howell's first year in Toowoomba diocese

TOOWOOMBA Bishop Ken Howell took his seat in St Patrick's Cathedral 12 months ago and he says there has been a lot to learn and a lot of ground to...

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Why is the St Benedict Medal so popular?

I REMEMBER when we were moving houses, my wife and I were unpacking a box of religious paraphernalia we had collected over the years. At the bottom, fallen between the...

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Sacred art opens Drieli's eyes to eternal beauty

DRIELI Roveda and her husband Lee were racing in a taxi to catch a pre-booked tour of the Vatican while honeymooning in Italy in 2019. "I wasn't in a good...

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Legendary educator Sr Elvera Sesta says farewell to St Rita's College after 60 years of teaching

PRESENTATION Sister Elvera Sesta walked arm-in-arm with student leaders through a sea of cheering students after 60 years of teaching and "not a day worked" at St Rita's College, Clayfield,...

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Synod's second guiding document - what is it all about?

THE Church is preparing for the second assembly of the Synod on Synodality in October and to help guide the discussion, as it did last year, the Holy See has...

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Open invitation to the launch of the Saint John Henry Newman College, with guest speakers Danny and Leila Abdallah

ST John Henry Newman College will be a community who want their children educated in the faith in co-operation with the family. This was the message from foundation principal Kenneth...

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NAIDOC Mass brings hope and strength to ongoing work of reconciliation

THE way of God and the way of the Church is to unite, not divide; to heal, not wound; to include, not exclude, Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge said at last...

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Fr Leo Burke celebrates 60 years of priesthood

RETIRED priest Fr Leo Burke remembers the streets of Brisbane's CBD filled with people on his ordination day 60 years ago, joking that he thought they were there to see...

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What do we know about the Mass in the early Church?

IN many ways, the early Church was like the community at Mass in Australia today. It was a small but dedicated group who lived a counter-cultural life. The early Church...

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