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Brisbane mum Donna Power has committed to feeding Malawi kindergarteners for life

Donna Power and daughter Cara

KINDERGARTENERS in Malawi have been cheating death since a Brisbane mum made a personal commitment to feed them for the rest of her life. Donna Power has been sending donations to feed children in seven Malawi kindergarten centres run by the Canossian Daughters of Charity since 2011. The mother-of-one started a grassroots venture ... Read More »

Porn kills love: How pornography addictions destroyed the relationships of two Toowoomba citizens

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PORNOGRAPHY – it has the power to sever trust and spark violence, break marriages and destroy lives. After civic leaders in Toowoomba rallied and publicly pledged to create a porn-free city, men and women have stepped forward to tell their chilling and cautionary stories of how seemingly innocent first encounters ... Read More »

Queensland couple told toddler Cal can stay in Australia until January

Mackalistair So-On

THE Brisbane guardians of a toddler born on Manus Island have been told he can stay in Australia until at least next January. It’s a temporary reprieve for two-year-old Mackalistair So-On, who was left by his biological mother and father in the care of Karen and Craig Wells during a ... Read More »

Pro-life supporters including Victorian MP Dr Rachel Carling-Jenkins tell Queenslanders not to be silent on abortion

Cherish Life dinner

KAY Painter has a pair of pink baby shoes that she keeps in a safe spot in her home in Idaho, United States. They are a reminder of a daughter the international best-selling author never got to hold in her arms because of an abortion. Speaking at the annual Cherish ... Read More »

Brisbane man caring for brothers with mental disabilities says carers desperately need respite

Carers need support

PETER Wilkinson has spent 23 years as a carer, and while he is not one to complain, he does want this message heard – “carers need respite and support too”. Mr Wilkinson, 59, is among an estimated 2.7 million Australians who shoulder an enormous community burden as informal carers, and ... Read More »

Christopher West says ‘Jesus showed up’ in Toowoomba crash survivor at Brisbane fundraiser

Christopher West embraces Tim Coonan

ORGANISERS of a fundraising dinner were not expecting to shed tears when the international guest speaker, Christopher West, stopped his talk to embrace a young man who survived a fatal car crash. Mr West was scheduled to give a one-hour talk on love, sexuality, marriage and the human person on ... Read More »

Ingham students join Missionaries of the Poor in the Philippines

Ingham missionaries

INSTEAD of relaxing during the school holidays, a group of 13 students from Gilroy Santa Maria College, Ingham, and St Teresa’s College, Abergowrie, accompanied by four adults, travelled to Naga City in the Philippines to work alongside the Missionaries of the Poor among “the poorest of the poor”.  Ingham District ... Read More »

Iraqi Christians living in Brisbane who made a mass exodus from Qaraqosh rejoice at liberation of their region

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BRISBANE’S Iraqi Christian refugees have joined worldwide celebrations as US-backed Iraqi forces regain towns and cities across northern Iraq, driving out Islamic State militants. Prayers, feasting and dancing accompanied news that Iraqi troops had taken back Qaraqosh, the mainly Christian town about 20km south-east of Mosul. “We are very excited, ... Read More »

Social worker says Queensland’s new domestic violence laws are a ‘positive’ step towards stronger families

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ALLOWING community agencies to share information about domestic violence cases is a positive step in protecting more women and children from abusive homes, a Brisbane social worker said. Good Samaritan Housing community co-ordinator Joanne Davies said the recent changes to Queensland legislation on domestic violence allowing specialist agencies to share ... Read More »

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