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Killing is killing: Queensland bishops rally against push to legalise voluntary assisted dying

A SUBMISSION by Queensland’s six Catholic bishops calling for the protection of human dignity is among hundreds received by a parliamentary inquiry considering end-of-life issues including voluntary assisted dying laws. “A law that would allow direct intentional killing (“voluntary assisted dying”), even if only under strict circumstances, opens the way to a culture in which life is disposable,” the bishops ... Read More »

Easter message – the time is right to get back to basics

This is an Easter message from Townsville Bishop Timothy Harris. At Easter, we celebrate Jesus risen from the dead and we sing with gusto “Alleluia”.   Our faith tells us that it happened and yet do our lives truly reflect that it happened? I mean, because Jesus rose from the dead, death does not have the last word in His life ... Read More »

Easter message – Christ is risen, rejoice and be glad

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This is an Easter message from Toowoomba Bishop Robert McGuckin. A POPULAR poem entitled “The Four Candles” by Aino Makoto highlights the importance that hope plays in our lives.   It has the four candles (Peace, Faith, Love, Hope) in conversation, with the first three in turn acknowledging that they are no longer valued by today’s world.     One ... Read More »

Easter message – becoming Christ-like

This is an Easter message from Cairns Bishop James Foley. ONE Saturday afternoon earlier in Lent I visited people in two different aged care homes in Cairns. Maybe it is because I now am over 70 myself – in the afternoon tea time of life – as an English writer quaintly described it, but I was never more struck than ... Read More »

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