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Q&A - Blaise Pascal on faith and reason

Jun 27, 2023

By Fr John Flader Question: I understand that Pope Francis has recently issued a document on Blaise Pascal, speaking of his contribution to the question of faith and reason. What can you tell me about it? Answer: The Pope's Apostolic Letter, Sublimitas...

Vinnies provides land in new push to curb housing crisis

Jun 26, 2023

THE St Vincent de Paul Society is joining forces with the Queensland government to deliver about 150 social and affordable homes in the state's south east. In the midst of housing crisis, Vinnies is providing land for three major projects to go ahead,...

Artists, like prophets, must share truth for a better world, pope says

Jun 26, 2023

UNDER Michelangelo's frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel, Pope Francis told more than 200 musicians, writers, poets and other artists to be like prophets, pursuing true beauty and using their art to shake up the societies where they live. Artists and...

'All one in the faith of Jesus' - Maroochydore parish sees hundreds sharing heritage at Multicultural Mass

Jun 23, 2023

A SEA of 800 people holding cultural flags and wearing colourful dress worshiped as one at the first Multicultural Mass held at Stella Maris Church, Maroochydore last Sunday. Parishioners from more than 20 cultural communities celebrated the uniqueness...

Confro Carnival opens Sunday in curtain raiser for Broncos and Titans clash

Jun 23, 2023

CONFRATERNITY Carnival 2023 will boast record numbers when this year's event begins at Queensland's most famous rugby league venue on Sunday. For the first time, "Confro" as it's become known, will begin with a clash between hosts St Laurence's College,...

This martyr's heartfelt letter to his daughter reflects the depths of God's love

Jun 22, 2023

ST Thomas More had languished in the Tower of London for a year after he was arrested by King Henry VIII. His charge was high treason. It was the culmination of his staunch opposition to Henry VIII's break with the Catholic Church and his refusal to acknowledge...

Grandmother remembers four generations of family joy at Sandgate school celebrating 130 years

Jun 22, 2023

FONDLY remembering her old school uniform, a navy pinafore with three box pleats, past pupil and former teacher Dell Rutherford reflects on her time at Sacred Heart Primary School Sandgate as they celebrate 130 years in 2023. The Sandgate woman has already...

Church leaders welcome Synod working document

Jun 22, 2023

Ahead of the first session of the Synod of Bishops in October, Australian Catholics are being encouraged to continue their engagement with the global synodal journey through prayer, ongoing discernment and local conversations. On June 20, the Secretariat...

Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time - Two-Minute Homily: Fr Raju Joseph CMI

Jun 22, 2023

Two-Minute Homily by Fr Raju Joseph CMI for the Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time 2023. "Today we have a choice to make. A choice to live in fear or a choice to live in faith." The post Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time - Two-Minute Homily: Fr Raju Joseph...

Painful health journey inspires Zoe Little to pursue a career in nursing

Jun 21, 2023

A 25-YEAR-OLD Queensland woman diagnosed with endometriosis says a team of nurses who cared for her after undergoing surgery to treat the disease have inspired her to become an Enrolled Nurse. Zoe Little, originally from Kavieng in Papua New Guinea, recently...

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