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Casting NET into the deep, young Brisbane evangelisers spread Good News to Australia and South Africa

NATIONAL Evangelisation Teams Ministries, known as NET ministries, commissioned 48 young people to go out and spread the Good News to the people of Australia and, for the first time, South Africa. Rockhampton Bishop Michael McCarthy commissioned the NET missionaries at a Commissioning Mass at Sacred Heart Church, Paddington on Saturday, February 23. NET Ministries executive director Mark Doyle said ... Read More »

Catholic journalist, who could make the surest politicians sweat, remembered among the best

VETERAN TV interviewer Mike Willesee was one of Australia’s great news and current affairs storytellers. Simply put, the veteran TV interviewer and presenter, media entrepreneur and sports fan, who died aged 76 last week after battling throat cancer, knew how to communicate well. The son of Labor Senator Don Willesee, young Mike (pictured) grew up a Catholic but drifted away ... Read More »

‘This has to stop’ – school principals attacked and threatened at record levels, report finds

“WE are in trouble as a nation,” according to the author of an Australian Catholic University survey that reveals one in three Australian school principals have been attacked and half have experienced violent threats at work. “This is a reflection of our society, it is much bigger than schools,” the survey’s chief investigator associate professor Philip Riley, from ACU’s Institute ... Read More »

John Herron remembered as a man of ‘unfaltering faith’ and ‘unshakeable integrity’ at state funeral

JOHN Herron was a Renaissance man – world-class surgeon, senator, philanthropist, Harley Davidson rider, rugby enthusiast, husband, father and committed Catholic. A state funeral was held for Mr Herron at St Stephen’s Cathedral on Friday, March 1 and he was buried at Nudgee Cemetery. Mr Herron, who died aged 86, was a devoted husband of 60 years to Jan Kenny, ... Read More »

Cardinal George Pell to be sentenced on March 13; his appeal against the conviction has been lodged

CARDINAL George Pell has spent his first days in jail after being found guilty of child sexual abuse, and awaiting sentencing on March 13. He has been found guilty of abusing two choir boys in Melbourne’s St Patrick’s Cathedral in 1996. Cardinal Pell’s conviction has shocked Catholics across Australia and around the world. During his appearance in the Victorian County ... Read More »

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