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Wooloowin students knitting hope for refugees

Holy Cross, Wooloowin students yarnbombing

HOLY Cross School, Wooloowin, has joined the yarn-bombing phenomena in support of refugees and asylum seekers. A colourful yarn-bombing art piece was “installed” on a tall ghost gum tree on the school’s front lawn to the delight of students. Titled Safe Harbour, the piece depicts a tumultuous ocean with a lighthouse providing welcome and refuge for people displaced because of ... Read More »

Church agencies condemn pay cut for low-paid workers

CATHOLIC groups have labelled the Fair Work Commission decision to cut the pay of some of Australia’s lowest-paid workers through reductions in penalty rates as “deplorable” and a “sad day” for Australia. St Vincent de Paul Society national council chief executive officer Dr John Falzon (pictured) said the cuts on February 23 were an attack on people who already struggled ... Read More »

Ora’s heart goes out to refugees in war-torn country

BRISBANE teacher Ora Duffley is putting her faith in God as she prepares for a volunteer mission to help refugees in northern Iraq. “I have prayed about this a lot. It’s a bit of a scary thing to go but I really trust in God. Being a single woman, I’m able to do this and have really felt a calling ... Read More »

Jesuits to leave Brisbane’s Toowong parish

Fr Peter Quin

AFTER more than 100 years in the parish, the Jesuits will withdraw from St Ignatius, Toowong, at the end of this year. It’s a decision that has been greeted in the parish by shock, sadness, but also a sense of appreciation for the work of the Jesuits. The decision to leave was made by a Jesuit parishes task force set ... Read More »

Pyne bills withdrawn after LNP votes to block proposed abortion legislation

PRO-life campaigners are claiming victory after the scrapping of Queensland’s controversial abortion bills. Member for Cairns Rob Pyne withdrew his two private member’s bills, which aimed to legalise abortion, a day before the bills were due to be voted on in Parliament on March 1. “It was a victory for common sense,” Cherish Life Queensland president Julie Borger said. “These ... Read More »

There’s a problem when God’s people don’t support Catholic media

Catholic media

THE Catholic Church is not getting much good press of late.  The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has made the Church an easy target for the media and deservedly so.  Mother Teresa made headlines for a few days with her canonisation, but always paired with negative connotations regarding her legacy. This is the state of mainstream ... Read More »

Long Tan 50th: Soldier’s sister remembers his death and legacy

EVERY year Brisbane woman Frankie O’Leary carries a flag of honour for her brother in the Anzac Day parade. The full-sized Australian flag was presented to her family with the name of her brother Private Douglas J. Salveron, 6 RAR, embossed on it, recognising his role in the Battle of Long Tan 50 years ago, on August 18. Douglas Salveron ... Read More »

ACU student Mack Horton leads Olympic gold rush

AUSTRALIAN Catholic University business student Mack Horton won Australia’s first gold medal of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Horton took out the 400m men’s freestyle swimming final in the early hours of last Sunday. He held off defending Olympic champion Sun Yang, from China, to become the sixth Australian to win gold in the 400m freestyle, joining the likes of ... Read More »

Tiwi Island Catholic stirred by mercy at WYD

    INDIGENOUS Catholic Bon Gerard Timaepatua never heard the word mercy until the World Youth Day in Poland. Hailing from the Tiwi Islands, about 100km north of Darwin, Mr Timaepatua has spent the past three weeks on pilgrimage with a group of young people from the Northern Territory, Rockhampton and Brisbane. He has walked through the streets of Poland and ... Read More »

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