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Devastation from Cyclone Idai ‘getting bigger by the hour’ as its full effect is felt across Mozambique

CYCLONE Idai has wrought “massive disaster” across southern Africa that could affect millions. The cyclone made landfall in Mozambique’s central port city of Beira on March 14, and cut the city off, trapping 500,000 people. Cyclone Idai wreaked havoc – official estimates say it could leave almost a million people in destitution and millions more in dire circumstances. The city’s ... Read More »

Leaders work for lasting peace to ‘promote harmony not discord’ after Christchurch massacre

BRISBANE archdiocese has expressed “solidarity” and promised to work with Muslim leaders “to combat hatred and violence”, after the terror attack that claimed at least 50 lives in two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. “Beyond Christchurch and New Zealand, the blood flowed right around the world; the entire human family has been grievously wounded by this violence,” Australian Catholic Bishops ... Read More »

Save the Bishop – local author turns a new page in teaching the sacraments to children

JULIE Moran is discovering novel ways to teach the sacraments.  Saving the Bishop, an action-adventure novel, reaches children and adults alike in teaching the sacraments in a fun, educational way. Julie Moran, under the pseudonym Jordan Knottman, wrote the book after many years working in education, developing a passion for the sacraments. The book focuses on primary school twins Dan ... Read More »

Catholic Early EdCare – a new brand to capture the spirit of early learning

CATHOLIC Early EdCare is Catholic through and through. The new name, Catholic Early EdCare, has replaced Centacare Child Care Services and brought a fresh, faithful face to one of Brisbane archdiocese’s booming services. Catholic Early EdCare director Alana Crouch said faith and spirituality underpinned all they did. She said their Catholic identity was part of “giving thanks for our food ... Read More »

Catholics at home and around the world still reeling from the shock of Cardinal Pell’s conviction

SHAKEN and stirred – Catholics across Australia and the world are still coming to grips with Cardinal George Pell’s conviction. It’s a challenging, questioning time, with sensitivities running high, the Church acknowledging responsibility to care for survivors, and others, including political leaders, publicly pledging their loyalty to Cardinal Pell (pictured). Compounding the news of Cardinal Pell’s conviction was its timing ... Read More »

‘Palliative care is the true form of assisted dying’ –anything else is assisted killing

WHEN former Queensland premier Campbell Newman opened up last week about his deep regret over not fighting to legalise voluntary euthanasia, he joined a list of Australian leaders to have publicly entered the end-of-life battleground. In 2016 former prime minister Bob Hawke endorsed voluntary euthanasia after describing how he was “losing his marbles”, and former Northern Territory chief minister Marshall Perron was ... Read More »

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