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  • What will enliven someone to make them vote?

    15 October 2019

    That’s the biggest question about American politics right now according to Professor Simon Jackman, the CEO of the United States Studies Centre in Sydney, who provided his insights into the American political landscape contrasted with Australia. “Imagine Australian politics without compulsory voting – politicians would be seen at school P&F meetings a lot more for…

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  • A story from Brisbane to Buckingham Palace

    25 July 2019

    Samantha Cohen joined the ACP in July to share her story of how a girl from Brisbane ended up in Buckingham Palace.

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  • God is Good for You: with Greg Sheridan AO

    24 June 2019

    Greg Sheridan AO is a noted journalist for The Australian newspaper and one of the nation’s most influential national security commentators. At this luncheon, Greg asked existential questions that are important to both Christians and non-Christians alike, including: Is God dead? Why is Christianity vital for our personal and social well-being? Why does the world…

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  • The centre of my life is my relationship with Jesus

    13 June 2019

    Deacon Tom Duncan is looking ahead to his ordination next month with great excitement and, most of all, he’s looking forward to celebrating his first Mass. He said in some ways there was no other answer. “(Mass) is not the only thing a priest does of course, but it is at the heart of the…

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  • “Welcome to Holy Spirit Seminary”

    19 February 2019

    Monsignor John Grace and the staff at Holy Spirit Seminary welcomed six new seminarians to Banyo this year. Starting the year with a Commencement Mass, Msgr Grace reflected on the occasion with the following sentiments: Looking out at the congregation gathered for our Seminary Commencement Mass on Sunday, one face stood out to me. Shining with…

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  • Giving a child a better future

    4 December 2018

    A child from a family in crisis, who can only dream of a Catholic education, has had their prayer answered, thanks to your faith in her potential. Sitting in her classroom, Vanessa’s* eyes light up and a huge grin spreads over her face. Mr Brian Eastaughffe is principal of Clairvaux MacKillop College on Brisbane’s southside and loves seeing this…

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  • A new phase of ministry

    23 November 2018

    Over the decades, priests show their faithful dedication to their vocation and the teaching of Jesus and His saving mission. These men of God have travelled with us and our families for generations and are grateful to be present in your lives. Even as they enter their senior years, they continue to fulfil their calling give invaluable…

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  • Memory Cafes support people living with dementia and families

    23 November 2018

    Cathie and Phil’s story reads like one long love story. They met when Cathie was 14, only a few years out from her native Scotland and have been together ever since. They’ve two children and three beautiful grandchildren, spread between New Zealand and Melbourne. Their marriage has stretched beyond 50 years, forged by challenges that…

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  • Ordination into the priesthood

    23 November 2018

    True friends share everything – even the emotional day they are ordained priests. Fr Thomas Zaranski and Fr Damien Everitt first met in 2015 as seminarians at Holy Spirit Seminary, Banyo. They took their friendship to the next level when Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge ordained both men priests on Friday, 29 June 2018, the Feast of…

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  • Meet new deacons Joshua Whitehead and Thomas Duncan

    22 November 2018

    Prayer, study, reflection, work, serve. After a journey that has spanned six years, Joshua Whitehead and Thomas Duncan have been ordained deacons. Surrounded by family, friends, clergy and supporters Deacons Joshua and Thomas took a major step towards ministerial priesthood on Friday, 16 November at the Holy Spirit Chapel, Banyo. Deacon Joshua Whitehead will be…

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