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Free to be a woman

By Emilie Ng CONFESSING fidelity to the Catholic Church and her teachings on moral issues makes Catholic advocate for marriage, family and religion and law professor, Helen Alvaré, unpopular. But as far as Church in America is concerned, and now increasingly throughout the world as her works become more widely spread, Dr Alvaré is the key to unlocking a generation ... Read More »

Catholic Iraqi refugees in Lebanon recall horror of militant attacks

iraqi refugee

By Doreen Abi Raad THE memory of that brutal June evening in his home near Mosul, Iraq, brought 48-year-old Joseph, now a refugee in Lebanon, to tears. “These people know no limits of humanity, decency or respect for human life,” he said of the Islamic State fighters. Meeting with Catholic News Service on August 8 at the Caritas Lebanon Migrant ... Read More »

New leaders for student group

By Emilie Ng JESUIT Father Gregory Jordan has been appointed honorary chaplain “for life” of the Australian Catholic Students Association. An ACSA statement said Fr Jordan’s appointment was “a small way in which ACSA can thank” the Jesuit priest for his involvement over the past 13 years. Fr Jordan has been an official ACSA chaplain since 2006 but has been ... Read More »

City youth expo inspires

By Emilie Ng YOUNG Catholics proved the Church is alive with new hope at this year’s Youth Expo at St Stephen’s Cathedral held last weekend. Hundreds of young adults crowded the Cathedral precinct to showcase various ministries, events and spiritualities. Members of the St Stephen’s Young Adult Ministry worked with Vocation Brisbane to organise the vibrant Expo. Young adults were invited ... Read More »

Pope asks for international action to help Iraq’s persecuted Christians

Pope Francis

POPE Francis asked Catholics around the world to pray for tens of thousands of Christians from villages in north-eastern Iraq who were forced from their homes in the middle of the night on August 7 by Islamic State militants. The Pope also made a “pressing appeal to the international community to take initiatives to put an end to the humanitarian ... Read More »

Family’s story to help others

By Paul Dobbyn BRUCE and Denise Morcombe are adamant the recently launched book on their son Daniel’s too-short life and tragic death is “definitely not a crime novel”. Speaking from the Daniel Morcombe Foundation office at Woombye’s Big Pineapple complex, Bruce said “the terrible crime which took Daniel’s life is definitely an ingredient – it’s obviously been our journey for the ... Read More »

Brisbane parish launches prayer campaign for peace in Iraq

Peace Prayer Vigil

BRISBANE Catholic families, “scared and terrified” for their relatives in Iraq, have taken heart from a prayer campaign launched last weekend (August 3). “It’s nice to know people are thinking of us,” Dina Nona said at the St Joseph and St Anthony Church, Bracken Ridge, in Brisbane, after an ecumenical prayer vigil for peace in Iraq and other troubled spots ... Read More »

Stop the violence

By Paul Dobbyn  THE violent conflicts in Iraq, Syria, Gaza and the Ukraine are even more troubling as the world commemorates the centenary of the First World War and Hiroshima Day, Catholic Religious Australia  president Mercy Sister Berneice Loch said. “All these events point to the failure of diplomatic efforts to bring peace,” she said. “There will be no solution ... Read More »

Excelling in education

By Emilie Ng QUEENSLAND Catholic schools took one week out of their busy timetables to show Australians why Catholic education was the best choice for Queensland students. The state’s 296 Catholic primary and secondary schools were invited to “pause” about the goodness of Catholic education in the community during this year’s Catholic Education Week celebrations between July 27 and August 2. ... Read More »

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