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People with a mental illness turn to their patron saint for prayers

Members of Catholic Psychiatric Pastoral Care

THE daughter of an Irish pagan king and a beautiful Catholic mother has become the lifeline and friend to a group of Catholics from Brisbane who live with a mental illness. Members of Brisbane-based ministry Catholic Psychiatric Pastoral Care, which offers spiritual support and companionship to people with a mental illness, have developed a deep love and devotion to St ... Read More »

Sacred Heart doors always open in Rosalie

Sacred Heart Church

ROSALIE’S famous brick church that was nearly destroyed by a fire in 1942 turns 100 next week. Bishop Ken Howell will mark the centenary of Sacred Heart Church, Rosalie, with a Mass on June 16, the day before the grand Romanesque church turns 100. Long-time parishioner Anne Hampson has worshipped at the church for 62 years and in that time ... Read More »

Commissioner Bob Atkinson heartened by church support for royal commission’s work

Bob Atkinson

ROYAL Commissioner Bob Atkinson has offered encouragement to Australian churches taking up the recommendations of the Royal Commission into child sexual abuse, including the payment of compensation to survivors. “I can say it is very heartening to see the support of various faiths in recent times for the national redress scheme,” Mr Atkinson, a former Queensland police commissioner, said while ... Read More »

Church communities urged to push for better rights for Indigenous Australians

reconciliation service

CHURCH communities have been urged to join a nationwide push to improve rights and conditions for indigenous Australians. “It means standing together for justice,” a young indigenous Christian and Waka Waka descendant Brooke Prentis told an ecumenical service at Brisbane’s St Joseph’s Church in Bracken Ridge, during National Reconciliation Week. “Our people are still dying too young, our children are ... Read More »

Faithful returning home after following Christ in the streets of Brisbane

Corpus Christi 2018 crowd

WALKING behind Christ through the streets of Brisbane has reignited the faith of a Catholic family who drifted from the Church in recent years. John Monteath and his family were among an estimated 3500 to 4000 people who followed Christ in the Eucharist through the streets of Brisbane on the feast of Corpus Christi last Sunday. The Brisbane-based lawyer said ... Read More »

New book outlines ongoing battles for life across Australia

Julie Borger with new pro-life book

FOR the past two years, Julie Borger has stood on the frontline advocating for Queensland’s politicians to reject proposals to legalise abortion. Now the Cherish Life Queensland president has written a book defending the sanctity of life based on biblical ethics, and warning of “a culture of death” threatening to engulf our society. “This is the greatest genocide in the ... Read More »

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