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Queensland’s proposed abortion bill undermines the ‘foundation of all human rights’

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A QUEENSLAND parliamentary committee considering laws to legalise abortion has heard from a Brisbane archdiocesan spokesman that the value, equality and dignity of every human life was at stake. “To speak of a woman’s rights is very important, but what of the rights of unborn children?” Peter Pellicaan, private secretary to Archbishop Mark Coleridge, said in an opening address to ... Read More »

Cardinal Edwin O’Brien asks for prayers to help Pope Francis unify the Church

THE Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem has made a visit to Brisbane, encouraging seminarians in their priestly vocation as he visited the Holy Spirit Seminary. In Brisbane, United States Cardinal Edwin O’Brien was also preparing to invest three new members into the order, including Townsville Bishop Tim Harris, John Whelan and Therese Gattas. During ... Read More »

Woody Point’s first Catholic school had a miraculous start 50 years ago

OUR Lady had a miraculous hand in laying the foundations for Woody Point’s first Catholic primary school 50 years ago. Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School was built on land bought by the suburb’s parish priest Fr Jim Henry, who had an interesting use for Miraculous Medals. Terry White Chemists group co-founder Rhonda White, who was a Woody Point parishioner ... Read More »

The Catholic Leader team wins multiple media awards for their work

  MEDIA experts have recognised The Catholic Leader newspaper as a benchmark for quality Catholic journalism at the 2018 Australasian Catholic Press Association Awards. Journalist Mark Bowling received the award for Best News Story for his story on the disturbing teen “sexting” culture raised by a Catholic school principal in Bundaberg. Mr Bowling also received highly-commended awards for his stories ... Read More »

Friar urges respect and care for ‘God’s work of art’ at World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

WARNINGS about the environmental implications of people neglecting their spiritual and emotional sides have been issued by a Franciscan Friar during Mass for the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation in Brisbane. Speaking at Australian Catholic University, Brisbane, Fr Paul Rout, an Australian priest who lectures in Franciscan Spirituality at the University of London, warned that an ... Read More »

Imogen Leslie tells political forum on abortion and disability about her value

IMOGEN Leslie stood up in a packed forum inside Queensland Parliament House last week to deliver an important message to MPs about abortion and disability. “I have Down syndrome and my life is worth living,” the 12-year-old from Warwick said at a forum convened by pro-life advocates to discuss the state’s proposed bill to legalise abortion. “If I was to ... Read More »

Fertility classes the missing link in Catholic school sexuality programs

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CATHOLIC teacher Simon Ashley believes fertility classes taught by Catholic educators would not only help improve Australia’s low birth rate, but also set teenagers up for healthier relationships in their adult life. Mr Ashley, a Brisbane Catholic teacher who is developing a nuptial formation course for teachers, parents and parishes, made his comments following a call to introduce fertility classes ... Read More »

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