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Brisbane's newest priests said they could feel the Holy Spirit at first Masses


"IT is real, it is real," newly-ordained Brisbane priest Fr Michael My Van Tran said about his first time celebrating the Eucharist at St Mary's Church, Ipswich, last Saturday. He said when he called upon the Holy Spirit to come down upon the gifts of...

We have God's breath in our lungs and God's love in our hearts


By Terry Lees "... the Lord God formed the man out of the dust of the ground and blew into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being" (Genesis 2:7). FOLLOWING a stay in hospital and upon discharge, a 93-year-old man was asked...

Real Talk continues Youth Theology of the Body Retreat success


REAL Talk's Hannah Tichbon is eager to share Jesus' life-giving message about love, relationships and fulfilment at the heart of Theology of the Body to young people at an upcoming retreat. "It really sets your faith alight," she said. The two day event...

Who was St Anthony of Padua?


MOST people probably know St Anthony of Padua as the saint we pray to when looking for things we've lost. But St Anthony is much more than an ancient "find my iPhone". As a Doctor of the Church and a popular figure of holiness, St Anthony is one of the...

Young people putting off children is no surprise, ACU sociologist warns


AUSTRALIA has not been at population replacement levels since the 1970s, but newly released data from RedBridge Group shows more than half of young people are putting off having children. Australian Catholic University sociologist Bryan Turner said the...

Queensland Budget attempts to ease cost of living crisis


STATE treasurer Cameron Dick handed down the Queensland budget last night with a heavy focus on relieving rampant cost of living pressures. The budget plunges Queensland into a $2.6bn deficit, a decision the treasurer said "should never be an easy choice"...

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