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Cyclone-ravaged southern Africa ‘devastated’ as aid organisations count the cost

LOSS, interruption and destruction – millions of people were desolated after Cyclone Idai hit Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi late last month. Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar president Fr Agbonkhianmeghe Orobator said his thoughts and prayers were with the hundreds who had died and the millions affected. “The Jesuits in Africa and Madagascar join the rest of Africa and the ... Read More »

Easter’s promise – Christ rises above the misery and flood-ravaged land, bringing hope and life

TWO months since Townsville was devastated by floods, and after the television crews, Twitter hash-tags and international news media spotlight passed on, one thousand people were still homeless and thousands more still waiting to rebuild. Townsville Bishop Tim Harris said the aftermath of the floods were still being felt and would be felt for some time yet. Bishop Harris said ... Read More »

Franciscans, students, parishioners – Kedron celebrates 50 years of Little Flower Church

PARISHIONERS, Franciscan friars and sisters, parish school students and locals filled Little Flower Church, Kedron to celebrate 50 years of worship and community on March 31. Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge celebrated the anniversary Mass, joined by parish administrator Franciscan Father Mario Debattista and Franciscan Father Anthony Selvaraj in a packed church. There have been three churches where Little Flower Church ... Read More »

Full of hope, QATSIF scholarship recipients celebrate a ‘better and better’ future

THE latest Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Foundation scholarship recipients represent a generation of hope, being the largest Year 11 cohort – 1416 students – to go through the foundation. More than 250 students, parents, staff and community members, from 30 schools across the state, gathered at Australian Catholic University McAuley Campus, Banyo for the first of two QATSIF ... Read More »

Living out her charism – Mercy Sister Dolores Donnelly says she loved being a prisoner chaplain

MERCY Sister Dolores Donnelly recently retired after 20 years serving as one of a dedicated team of people who regularly visits the Capricornia Correctional Centre. She was part of the Catholic chaplains, an integral part a multi-denominational team of chaplains who seek to bring caring support to all affected by the destructive cycle of crime. “I really loved doing the ... Read More »

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