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Escaping conflict and encampment, African refugees rise to leadership and strive to put God first

ONE of Brisbane’s oldest schools has for the first time named two African refugees as college captains, identifying the pair as leaders strongly committed to their faith and to Catholic social justice. The new captains at Brisbane’s inner-city St James College are Mariam Ajang, born in a refugee camp in Kenya after her family fled war-torn Sudan, and Paul Paul, ... Read More »

Pilgrims encouraged by Pontiff’s words and humble faith to uphold their Catholic identity

IN the heart of Panama City the beautiful Nuestra Senora del Carmen church was packed with young Australians celebrating morning prayer. Just by chance Bishop Michael McKenna of Bathurst, one of several Australian bishops in Panama for World Youth Day, passed the church and agreed to introduce prayers to about 250 visiting youth from Australia. Bishop McKenna’s message was strong ... Read More »

Panama Canal shows what can be achieved when nations work together for common good

DEACON Liam Ryan reckons the Panama Canal is an impressive engineering feat, just as God’s creation of man is a feat of love. “It is just an amazing piece of ingenuity really,” 31-year-old Deacon Ryan said, surveying passenger vessels and giant container ships passing through the canal locks. He visited the canal during last week’s World Youth Day in Panama, ... Read More »

Care options coming home for seniors living at home ahead of aged-care royal commission

ON the eve of the aged-care royal commission, the Federal Government announced funding boosts for home-care packages, and for vital building modifications to help seniors stay living independently at home. An additional 5000 level-three and 5000 level-four home-care packages will be allocated by mid-year, providing funding for up to $50,000 of care services per person per year including nursing, home ... Read More »

Royal Commission into Aged Care begins, reports of neglect, abuse, and drugs pour in

SOME of Australia’s largest aged-care providers have submitted tens of thousands of incident reports of abuse, neglect and poor care to the royal commission into the quality and safety of aged care that opened on Friday (January 18). Amongst the flood of information received by the commission is evidence that some elderly nursing home residents have been doped for years ... Read More »

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