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Mercy Sister Angela Mary Doyle becomes a leading voice for women suffering in silence

Mercy Sister Angela Mary Doyle becomes a leading voice for women suffering in silence

MERCY Sister Angela Mary Doyle is a legend in Australian healthcare and she used International Women’s Day on March 8 to spread a much-needed message about a “disturbing situation” in women’s health. Sr Doyle, an award-winning humanitarian and Member of the Order of Australia, appeared as a guest speaker at the Springfield City Group International Women’s Day event. There she ... Read More »

Pro-life advocates to campaign against Labor’s election abortion policies

Pro-life advocates to campaign against Labor’s election abortion policies

LABOR appears headed for political backlash after backing a push to make more abortion services freely available across Australia as part of its federal election platform. Pro-life advocates have promised to campaign against members of parliament who supported abortion policies at the coming federal election, and to actively support pro-life MPs. “Using more taxpayer money to further fund the killing ... Read More »

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

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

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 »

CWL still serving others, shining light on one of Queensland’s longest-running groups

CWL still serving others, shining light on one of Queensland’s longest-running groups

CATHOLIC Women’s League has been busy – and has been for decades. The state council of Catholic Women’s League State of Queensland met in Mackay for their Annual General Meeting followed by their Council Meeting.  Catholic Women’s League Queensland president Veronica Box said with almost 700 members CWL Queensland was a force for good in the Church and in society.  ... Read More »

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

‘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 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 »

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