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Education funding battle heating up

teacher in the classroom

THE Federal Government schools funding bill, publicly exposed as a serious threat to Catholic education across Australia, is now under serious threat. In a week of political maelstrom over Gonski 2.0 which aimed to overhaul schools funding, Liberal senators showed their dissenting muscle, and Liberal MPs in the House of Representatives threatened not to support the funding bill on current ... Read More »

Irish priest who says more funerals for children than adults in Pakistan says Church should be present ‘with people in difficult times’

Fr Thomas King

MISSIONARY priest Fr Tomas King has spent the past 25 years in Pakistan, witnessing the ravages of war, discrimination and man-made drought, yet he maintains a steadfast passion for the people he serves. “I have presided at as many funerals for children than for adults,” Fr King said. “You see a lot of pain because of the suffering of the ... Read More »

Dominican priest joins Christian refugee advocates in week-long prayer vigil outside Brisbane immigration office

Fr Pan Jordan

IN the lead-up to Refugee Week, Christians have held daily vigils outside the Brisbane offices of the Department of Immigration calling for a fair onshore assessment process for asylum seekers. Thousands of asylum seekers living in Australia have been given until October 1 to submit their asylum claims, or risk deportation. “They are traumatised people, they didn’t keep a record ... Read More »

Grassroots charity founded by Brisbane mum raises $10,000 for Malawi kindergartens

Malawi kindergarteners

CHARITY founder and young mother Donna Power has kept her promise to feed and educate children in Malawi by raising $10,000 in her first major event. In 2011, Mrs Power founded Project Kindy, an Australian grassroots charity that pays for children to attend kindergarten in Malawi. The idea came about from a conversation with good friend Canossian Sister Melissa Dwyer ... Read More »

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