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Rousing premiere for Brisbane Catholic filmmaker

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...

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Francis talks about Church division, women, abortion

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...

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

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...

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'Spectacular' community turnout for Helena's House walk

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...

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

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...

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

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...

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National study shows suicide prevention requires localised approach

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...

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Pope Francis removes Caritas Internationalis leaders, appoints administrator

POPE Francis has removed the entire leadership of an international confederation of charities and appointed a temporary administrator to improve the organisation's management. Pope Francis issued a decree on November...

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Archbishop Coleridge appointed to Caritas Australia board

BRISBANE Archbishop Mark Coleridge has been formally appointed to the board of Caritas Australia and will begin his tenure this week. Kirsty Robertson, Caritas Australia's chief executive said the charity...

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Protest against NT anti-discrimination bill that could force Catholic schools to close

A PROTEST on the steps of Darwin's St Mary's Cathedral appears a last stand by faith and community leaders to persuade the Northern Territory Government to abandon a bill set...

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