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Wise advisor behind Queensland’s hub for bioethics Dr Ray Campbell to retire

Ray Campbell

BRISBANE’S leading bioethics expert who helped spearhead a submission rejecting legislation for embryonic stem-cell research and human cloning in Queensland is looking for a successor. After 16 years as the director of the Queensland Bioethics Centre and the John Paul II Centre for Family and Life, Dr Ray Campbell is retiring from the role in December. Originally a university lecturer ... Read More »

Golden streak for St Columban’s Caboolture

lakeisha patterson

THE Olympic movement has reached deep into Caboolture this school term, throwing up two gold medallists in Rio. A few weeks back, St Columban’s College roared as former student Evania Pelite scored a try in Australia’s triumph over New Zealand in the women’s rugby gold-medal game in Rio. The school cheered again last week as Year 12 student Lakeisha Patterson ... Read More »

Catholics were reading the leaked Nauru Files in public when the Senate proposed an Inquiry into the document

protesters

CATHOLIC refugee advocates including a Dominican priest who last week delivered public readings of the Nauru Files say a Senate inquiry into the leaked document needs to demand closure of the camps. During a 10-hour reading of more than 2000 reports outside the Department of Immigration and Border Protection in Brisbane on September 12, the Upper House passed a motion ... Read More »

Wagga priest originally from Brisbane honours his bishop

Bishop Gerard Hanna

WAGGA Wagga priest Fr Mark Whybrow has honoured his former bishop as a man with a sincere and generous commitment to live the Gospel selflessly through priestly celibacy. The diocesan priest who is originally from Brisbane said the majority of his priestly training was under the guidance of Bishop Gerard Hanna who officially resigned on Monday. Fr Whybrow entered Vianney College, the seminary for the ... Read More »

Bishop drives 12 hours to be with sisters in first Australian house Mother Teresa opened

Bishop Columba and Sisters

MISSIONARIES of Charity Sisters living in the first Australian house Mother Teresa opened rejoiced when their local bishop made a 12-hour trip to celebrate Mass for the canonisation of their foundress. Wilcannia-Forbes Bishop Columba Macbeth-Green drove more than 930km to offer a Mass for the three sisters looking after the first Australian house Mother Teresa opened in 1969. He had ... Read More »

Relationships educator demands national porn filter after rape of six-year-old girl at school

Call for porn filter

SHOCKING allegations of child rape have prompted a schools campaigner to demand the government introduce Internet filtering of pornography. Brisbane Catholic Paul Ninnes, the co-founder of Real Talk, an organisation which ministers to school children about sexual integrity, has backed his demand by starting an online petition to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. “There is no reason why our politicians can’t legislate ... Read More »

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