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Broncos pay visit to generous giver in surprise party

Broncos make surprise visit

PAYING off groceries, coffee and petrol for strangers has earned a law firm secretary a free pop-up party with the Brisbane Broncos. Rebecca Buzacott has been anonymously buying items for strangers with Kindness Cards, an initiative of Australian online community Wake Up Project. “It’s just a case of walking into a shop, pre-paying something for somebody else, handing over your ... Read More »

Son of a preacher man returns ‘home’ to the Catholic Church

Peter Pellicaan

BRITAIN’S legendary Catholic convert Gilbert Keith Chesterton once said it was impossible to be fair to the Catholic Church without being fond of it as a consequence. A stint at a local newspaper prompted Chesterton to write a hefty 15-point defence of several truths on the Catholic Church.  There he realised his error – he, a born and bred Unitarian, ... Read More »

Asylum seekers on Manus Island write letters of hope to their former teacher

Manus Island teacher

REFUGEES in the Manus Island detention facility have written to a former teacher to express their joy after Papua New Guinea officials announced the centre would be closed. Catholic teacher Jacob Rice received “messages of jubilation” from his former students on the island when a Supreme Court ruling declared the immigration detention centre illegal. “I have received messages of jubilation and ... Read More »

Sippy Downs student rewarded for sacrifice and hard work

Scholarship winner

ALYSSA Murray nursed several sleepless nights to receive the perfect grades that led to an OP1 score and a scholarship to help her through university. The Siena Catholic College graduate and last year’s college captain was one of 10 Queensland students to receive the coveted TJ Ryan Memorial Medal and Scholarship this year. Ms Murray is the only Catholic student to ... Read More »

Abbott speaks clearly for Catholic view in Brisbane last week

Abbott Catholic view

FORMER prime minister Tony Abbott has urged Catholics to assert the Church’s teachings on traditional marriage in the lead-up to a highly divisive plebiscite. The Federal Member for Warringah made a public plea for Catholics and voting conservatives to make the case for retaining Australia’s definition of marriage even if their views were offensive. Confirming he would not be supporting ... Read More »

This retired couple’s work in a Brisbane cafe is helping care for pro-life and pro-family groups

Joan Armstrong Majorie and Neville Williams

RETIREES dream of getting away from the daily grind, but not married couple Marjorie and Neville Williams.The long-time supporters of the country’s largest Catholic women’s peak body, the Catholic Women’s League, are the “heart and soul” of a coffee shop dedicated to fund the Brisbane archdiocese’s branch’s work.Mrs Williams has served up some of the city’s best sandwiches for the ... Read More »

Gemma Sisia: “I wanted to build a free private school in Africa”

Gemma Sisia and Dorice Livingston

TANZANIAN children line up in the thousands for a rigorous test to get them inside the School of St Jude. The school’s founder, Armidale-born Gemma Sisia, rounds up the number of children who took the test last year to 7000. Last November, shortly after Gemma turned 44, the School of St Jude said goodbye to their first graduating Year 12 ... Read More »

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