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Even a two-minute examination of conscience is helpful, pope says

Dec 1, 2022

A DAILY examination of conscience is an important tool for recognising where God is at work in one's life and where "the evil spirit" tries to lead one astray, Pope Francis said. "Learn to read in the book of our hearts what has happened during the day...

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Brisbane launches Centre for Catholic Formation

Dec 1, 2022

STRONG demand to learn more about our faith and how to share it with others has sparked Brisbane Archdiocese to launch a Centre for Catholic Formation with courses on offer from early next year. "Most of us get our training or formation as children,"...

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Balenciaga apologises amid ad campaign featuring sexualised children

Nov 30, 2022

LUXURY fashion house Balenciaga has issued an apology following an outcry over the company's recent advertising campaign featuring young children surrounded by sexualised symbols. In the ad, young children -- appearing to be no older than six years old...

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Rousing premiere for Brisbane Catholic filmmaker

Nov 29, 2022

LOUD and sustained applause followed the Brisbane premiere screening of "The Midnight Sower" - a modern-day film adaption of the parable of the Sower found in the gospels. The 30-minute feature is the work of young Brisbane Catholic filmmaker Daniel Urbina...

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Francis talks about Church division, women, abortion

Nov 29, 2022

IN a wide-ranging interview, Pope Francis has decried increased polarisation within the Catholic Church, affirmed the need to involve more women in church administration but ruled out women priests and emphasised the importance of the ministry of individual...

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Deacon Clinton McGoldrick becomes first Indigenous man ordained to serve in Brisbane

Nov 28, 2022

DEACON Clinton McGoldrick became the first Indigenous man ordained in the history of Brisbane archdiocese last Saturday. He was ordained to the permanent diaconate at St Stephen's Cathedral with his wife and two sons as well as many friends, fellow deacons...

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'Spectacular' community turnout for Helena's House walk

Nov 28, 2022

FIVE hundred people trekked eight kilometres from All Hallows School to the Planetarium raising more than $65,000 towards building Helena's House, a safe place for people with disabilities to live independently, on November 14. Helena McIlwain worked...

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Earthquakes should be a 'wake-up call' for Oceania's leaders

Nov 28, 2022

THE head of the Church in Fiji says the recent catastrophic earthquakes that devastated parts of Indonesia and Solomon Islands should be a wake-up call for leaders within and beyond the Oceania region. Archbishop Peter Loy Chong offered prayers last week...

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Awakening the prayer lives of students is this Marist brother's gift

Nov 25, 2022

IT was the dreaded Friday-afternoon Study of Religion class when one of Marist Brother Michael Callinan's students raised their hand to ask if they could ditch the day's material to have a "prayer experience" instead. "I thought, 'Here we go, they're...

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National study shows suicide prevention requires localised approach

Nov 23, 2022

A NEW study has mapped the prevalence of youth self-harm across Australia, identifying states and regions that need to be prioritised for self-harm and suicide prevention funding and support. The Australian Youth Self-Harm Atlas, funded by the National...

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