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Pro-life organisation’s new state president to take strong stand against abortion, euthanasia

Julie Borger

CHERISH Life Queensland’s new president is steeling for a tough battle advocating for politicians to reject the state’s proposed bill to legalise abortion. Julie Borger took the reigns of the pro-life organisation last week, after the resignation of Teresa Martin, who has held both the presidency and executive director position for the past decade. “’I’ve taken on a huge job,” ... Read More »

Midwife warns of abortion trauma after Queensland Nurses Union supports controversial bill

Nurses union

CHRISTIAN nurses have warned of the traumatic effects of abortion on patients, their families and the wellbeing of medical staff called on to  conduct them. They have spoken out after the Queensland Nurses’ Union entered the abortion debate by supporting a proposed bill to make abortion legal in the state. Experienced midwife Marita De Jong, who works in a Brisbane public hospital, ... Read More »

Anonymous donor helps PNG pilgrims from remote parish get to World Youth Day

PNG pilgrims

TEN young people from a remote parish in Papua New Guinea are heading to Poland for World Youth Day, thanks to the generosity of a large donation from a reader of The Catholic Leader. In last week’s edition, Brisbane school teacher and missionary Sarah Bunting, described the remoteness, poverty and hardship of young people from Alotau, and their struggle to ... Read More »

Election 2016: Human rights advocate says LNP, ALP “mute” on West Papua situation

West Papua

WITH Australia heading to a general election, Catholic Church leaders are calling on the major political parties to end their double standards on human rights advocacy in the region. Brisbane archdiocese’s Catholic Justice and Peace Commission executive officer Peter Arndt said successive Australian governments had ignored human rights abuses by Indonesian security forces in West Papua while condemning similar abuses ... Read More »

Collector gives religious collection stamp of approval

Stamp collector

MAX Lennox is proud of his impressive collection of great religious art works – including The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci, and The Elevation of the Cross by Peter Paul Rubens. “While some of the greatest artists applied their talents to canvas, I have those wonderful canvases reproduced on stamps,” he said. Mr Lennox has amassed tens of thousands ... Read More »

Queensland’s top teachers will crack six figure annual salaries

Teachers

EXPERIENCED classroom teachers in Catholic schools across Queensland are set to receive a salary boost above $100,000. “This is a very significant achievement, and has the potential to keep the most talented teachers in the classroom,” Independent Education Union Queensland branch secretary Terry Burke said. “From July 1, 2018 very experienced teachers will receive $100,972 – and that is agreed.”  ... Read More »

Appointment as auxiliary Bishop “inspirational” for Msgr Anthony Randazzo

Monsignor Anthony Randazzo

FORMER Holy Spirit Provincial Seminary rector Monsignor Anthony Randazzo said it was “inspirational” to be named one of two new auxiliary bishops for Sydney archdiocese. Msgr Randazzo, 49, had just finished celebrating Mass in Brisbane’s St Stephen’s Cathedral when he received a phone call from apostolic nuncio Archbishop Adolfo Tito Yllana. “I was overwhelmed. But I told him I was available,” ... Read More »

War veteran took on top-secret missions but never hid Catholic faith

Lionel Veale

JUST 12 months after enlisting in the army, 22-year-old Lionel Veale was tapped on the shoulder by a brigadier recruiting for a new, mysterious company of men, willing to take on top-secret assignments. It was 1941, just months before Japan bombed Pearl Harbour and opened up a new, Second World War front in the Pacific. “Do you think you’d be ... Read More »

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