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Pro-life group praises protection for unborn

LNP votes for no changes to abortion bill

QUEENSLAND pro-life organisation Cherish Life have welcomed a majority decision from the Liberal National Party to oppose changes to abortion laws. Cherish Life responded positively to a 95 per cent vote to stop two private member’s bills calling for the decriminalisation of abortion in Queensland. The motion was moved by Senator Barry O’Sullivan at the recent LNP State Convention held ... Read More »

Toowoomba Ursulines hand over reins at St Ursula’s

THE Ursuline Sisters have transferred ownership and governance of St Ursula’s College to Toowoomba diocese, ending an era of 85 years. The Toowoomba college, founded by the Ursulines in 1931, has a tradition of educating young women from Queensland and northern NSW. The sisters’ Australian provincial Sr Ruth Durick, in announcing the change, said the transfer was the latest step ... Read More »

‘Myriad of cultural communities’ show off different ways to worship

BRISBANE’S annual Multicultural Mass is a snapshot of the future of the Catholic Church in Australia, Archbishop Mark Coleridge said. Archbishop Coleridge concelebrated at the annual Mass at St Stephen’s Cathedral last Sunday to mark the end of Migrant and Refugee Week. More than 1200 people attended. Evangelisation Brisbane director Clyde Cosentino said the “magnificent” Mass was a “microcosm” of ... Read More »

Cathedral young adults continue to treasure WYD experience one month on

Young adults at World Youth Day

PRAYING with millions of Catholics in Krakow has reminded a group of young adults from St Stephen’s Cathedral, Brisbane, they are not alone in practising their faith. Eleven young adults from the Cathedral Young Adult Movement returned from World Youth Day last month re-energised in their faith and prayer life. Group member Olivia Ambrose said seeing the Catholic faith alive ... Read More »

Rob Pyne’s new abortion bill worse than the first, pro-life groups say

Pro-life flash mob

PRO-life leaders say a new Queensland private member’s bill seeking to clarify abortion access after 24 weeks’ gestation is an extreme “con job”. Cairns MP Rob Pyne proposed a new bill, titled the Health (Abortion Law Reform) Amendment Bill 2016, to regulate the procurement of abortions for women more than 24 weeks pregnant. The new bill would make late-term abortions ... Read More »

Catholics plea for Manus refugees in ‘soul-destroying limbo’

  REFUGEE rights advocate and Catholic mother Michelle McDonald is standing by to welcome some of the 854 men detained in an off-shore detention centre that is set to close. Ms McDonald, who is an organising committee member with Christian advocacy group Love Makes a Way, was among hundreds of Catholics celebrating the small win for refugees on Manus Island ... Read More »

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