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Bishop Ken Howell hits the road

Bishop Ken Howell hits the road

BISHOP Ken Howell has been on the road, literally, travelling the length and breadth of the Archdiocese of Brisbane. “It’s Confirmation season – eight Confirmation ceremonies in five days,” Bishop Ken said, as he criss-crossed the archdiocese’s North Country deanery, taking in visits to Gympie, Maroochydore, Gayndah, Murgon and Nanango. “So I’m out and about. I love driving in the ... Read More »

New service in Kingaroy provides better care for dementia patients in rural towns

New service in Kingaroy provides better care for dementia patients in rural towns

A NEW memory café in south-east Queensland’s rural heartland, Kingaroy, aims to support people with dementia and those who care for them. Social isolation and a lack of services are the biggest barriers caring for rural people with dementia, according to a health care specialist. “Let’s be frank, there aren’t the services in rural areas, and there’s a stigma attached ... Read More »

Mikayla-Haze Adams-Houston: ‘I can be a spokeswoman for all my people’

Mikayla-Haze Adams-Houston: ‘I can be a spokeswoman for all my people’

ABORIGINAL woman Mikayla-Haze Adams-Houston has put her North Stradbroke Island people on the map after being named a finalist for the Queensland Training Awards. The Year 11 student from Lourdes Hill College, Hawthorne, is a finalist for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year in the Queensland Training Awards’ metropolitan region. Miss Adams-Houston was nominated after completing ... Read More »

Medical expert says abortion is terrible for women’s health

Medical expert says abortion is terrible for women’s health

A PROMINENT pro-life doctor has warned there will be more sex-selection abortions and women would suffer serious physical and psychological harm if Queensland parliamentarians push ahead to decriminalise abortion modelled on Victoria’s legislation that allows terminations up to birth. “It can be abortion up to birth for any reason including sex-selection abortion,” Sydney general practitioner Dr Cath Lennon said ahead ... Read More »

Bosses tackle homelessness lying down at Vinnies CEO Sleepout

Bosses tackle homelessness lying down at Vinnies CEO Sleepout

STEPHEN Tait spends his days helping small businesses thrive in Queensland but after walking in the shoes of a woman escaping domestic violence, he wants to spend his nights ending homelessness. The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland chief executive officer joined more than 180 business leaders for Vinnies CEO Sleepout on June 21. For the first time since the ... Read More »

Queensland’s body for men and women religious reaches end of an era

Queensland’s body for men and women religious reaches end of an era

MEN and women religious in Queensland are embracing a new body to represent their orders, congregations and institutes following the closure of Catholic Religious Australia Queensland. More than 150 religious priests, sisters and brothers who have ministered in Queensland marked the official closure of CRAqld on June 6. The Ritual of Closure marked the end of nearly 55 years of ... Read More »

Single mother’s hospital parking pain eased following government promises

Single mother’s hospital parking pain eased following government promises

HOSPITAL trips are becoming less of a financial nightmare for a Catholic single mother-of-three who until mid-last year was paying more than $380 a month in parking fees. Stafford parishioner of 45 years Lisa Jackson welcomed a victory for the community after the Queensland Government last year promised to invest up to $7.5 million over four years to make an ... Read More »

Catholics urged to change mentality as shopping bags head for history’s bin

Catholics urged to change mentality as shopping bags head for history’s bin

AS Queenslanders prepare for a ban on plastic shopping bags from July 1, Catholics are being urged to think more broadly about giving up harmful, single-use plastic items to protect the environment. “Using plastics is not a respectful use of resources,” Brisbane Catholic Erin Kennedy, a member of the archdiocesan Justice and Peace commission, said. “It has such a detrimental ... Read More »

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