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All Hallows’ graduate shocked by refugee visa process starts charity to support child asylum seekers

Rory McGahan

SEEING asylum seekers struggle to fill out a “deliberately impossible” visa application has motivated a Catholic school graduate to give child refugees a better chance at staying in Australia. All Hallows’ School graduate from 2014, Rory McGahan, is the co-founder of The Unknown Project, a new Brisbane-based initiative that sells wrapped second-hand books to buy school resources for young asylum ... Read More »

Leaders of world’s three personal ordinariates to meet in Australia for the first time

Three Ordinariate leaders

THE leaders of the only three communities established for former Anglicans who sought communion with the Catholic Church will meet for the first time in Australia next month. Monsignor Keith Newton, of the Ordinariate in the United Kingdom, Bishop Steven Lopes, of the Ordinariate in the United States, and Australia’s own Ordinary Monsignor Harry Entwistle will meet in Brisbane at ... Read More »

Workplace exploitation leaving Latin American students without food, security

LATIN American students living in Brisbane can’t afford to buy food because Australian employers are underpaying them. This is just one of the concerns raised by a group of international students from Brisbane’s Latin American Catholic community, who meet weekly at Ashgrove. Sergio Duran, a Catholic from Colombia who moved to Brisbane four years ago, said he had been exploited ... Read More »

Logan Catholic school’s hub builds community for isolated mothers and refugees

St Francis College Crestmead community hub

HOLLYE Erskine could have been one of those mums who lost contact with the outside world after giving birth, but a project at her local Catholic school provided a different option. The mother-of-three is a regular visitor to the Community Hub at St Francis College, Crestmead – a project that helps local families combat isolation. The hub is part of ... Read More »

Birkdale parish having musical fun with Nunsense for Timorese orphans

Nunsense

BIRKDALE Catholics are staging a production of hit Broadway musical Nunsense to fund the development of an orphanage in East Timor. Parishioners from St Mary MacKillop Catholic Parish, Birkdale, will bring to life Nunsense, the comical story of five nuns who try to raise money to bury a group of their sisters who died of botulism from a vichyssoise soup. ... Read More »

League star to talk about sex and relationships in Brisbane

Jason Stevens Talks Relationships

RUBGY league legend Jason Stevens will be in Brisbane next month to share the story behind his public promise to keep sex for marriage. Mr Stevens, a former player for the St George Dragons and the Cronulla Sharks, will address the annual Real Talk fundraising dinner to speak about the turning point that led him to give up a life ... Read More »

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