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Priest-in-Charge, Parish of Coolum Beach

The Rev’d Dr Cathy Laufer

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The Rev’d Dr Cathy Laufer is Priest-in-Charge of the Parish of Coolum Beach and a sessional lecturer at St Francis College where she teaches Triune God. Cathy has degrees in psychology and a PhD from Monash University in the history of doctrine.

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Articles by The Rev’d Dr Cathy

People & History St Mary Magdalene by Piero di Cosimo People & History

Mary Magdalene: apostle to the apostles

“In celebrating her life and ministry, we give thanks for all who follow Mary Magdalene’s seminal example in contributing to the mission of the Church and in proclaiming the resurrection. In particular, we give thanks for all the women who have answered God’s call to be ministers of the Gospel,” says The Rev’d Dr Cathy Laufer, as Mary Magdalene’s Feast Day approaches on 22 July

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How one word divided the Church

“The Nicene Creed was originally written in Greek and translated into Latin…Over the next few centuries, an additional word crept into the Latin version of the Creed. We don’t know exactly how this unauthorised change occurred, but we do know that it caused enormous friction, anger and, eventually, what became known as the ‘Great Schism’,” says The Rev’d Dr Cathy Laufer, while offering a study guide for parishes so our community can take steps to repair the divisions in Christ’s Body


Zoom Church: discoveries and tips

I am getting more positive feedback about church now than in all of my 20 years of ministry put together. People love the fact that they can say the familiar words, see their friends and sing their hearts out. It’s a bit of normality in the midst of the strange new world we now inhabit,” says The Rev’d Dr Cathy Laufer