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Remembering Angus

WHEN Andrew Burke and Zara Weedon arrived at their new Lutwyche home in 2009 the world was at their feet. Both were doctors at the Royal Brisbane Hospital. Zara was about to have their first child. Their love was strong and for the former Gregory Terrace and Lourdes Hill students, their faith was strong as well. Yet just over three ... Read More »

Vinnies alert on welfare

THE Federal Government has been challenged to look at “broadening its revenue base to ensure those at the top actually pay their fair share” as it looks at a review of welfare     payments. The St Vincent de Paul Society’s national council chief executive officer Dr John Falzon said “the Government needs to abandon an ideological fixation with taking from ... Read More »

Precious life

RALLY for Life guest speaker Tim Rushbrook is often struck by people’s response when they see his two-year-old child with Down syndrome. “‘Didn’t you know before he was born?’ they’ll ask,” he said. “The obvious implication is: ‘Why didn’t you do something about it and terminate the pregnancy?’ “It’s a horrendous thought as I look at my son Jireh who ... Read More »

Caring until the end

Sue Manton

IN her calling’s darker times, Gympie palliative care business manager Sue Manton often recalls the words of her former parish priest.“Father Joe (McGeehan) used to say: ‘We have no right to ask God ‘why’ when we see suffering, if we don’t do the same every time we see joy or wonder’,” she said.“I believe in a loving God and, despite ... Read More »

Icon for Angus

Dr Andrew Burke and Dr Zara Weedon and their son Joseph with the icon that was presented to the community of St Carthage’s Church, Gordon Park to honour the memory of their son Angus

DR Andrew Burke and his wife Dr Zara Weedon’s presentation of an icon to Gordon Park parish in memory of their son Angus carries profound meaning for the couple. Angus, 3, was killed and his mother critically injured when a tree fell on them in January 2013. His father and younger brother Joseph, only metres ahead, witnessed the accident. The ... Read More »

Full of life

Tony and Eleanor Angwin with children Nathaniel and Arielle. Arielle will start school this week at Christ the King Primary School, Graceville.

ARIELLE Angwin loves painting, ballet, practising her writing and pretending to be characters from her favourite television shows. She can’t wait to walk through the gates of Christ the King Primary School, Graceville, for the first time this week. In the weeks leading up to her first school day, the joyful five-year-old woke up at 5am with her uniform on, ... Read More »

Busy year for Catholic education in Queensland

School students

CATHOLIC education in Queensland enters another busy year with the opening of a new primary school, expanded kindergarten services and ongoing preparations for the transition of Year 7 to secondary school in 2015. About 143,000 or one in five Queensland students and more than 17,000 teachers and staff will begin the school year at one of 297 Catholic schools across ... Read More »

We need more annoying people

Couple fighting angry

Talking Point by Peter Holmes MOST people I know are good people at heart. Most people I know set out to be fair, just and good to those they come into contact with. So why is it that I keep running into jerks who honk me, yell at me, snap at me, misunderstand me in conversation, accuse me of prejudices ... Read More »

Seminarian mourned after tragic crash

Edward Ekari

A POPULAR Papua New Guinea seminarian’s death in a horrific road accident on the Warrego Highway has shocked and saddened Banyo’s Holy Spirit Provincial Seminary and parishes of Murgon and Chinchilla. Thirty-three-year-old Edward Ekari died when the vehicle he was driving collided head-on with a fully-laden cattle truck about 27km west of Chinchilla around 1.50pm on Monday, January 20. Holy ... Read More »

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