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Queenslanders to give fighting chance for the unborn

Queenslanders to give fighting chance for the unborn

PRO-life supporters are gearing up for a month of tireless campaigning to ensure Queensland politicians protect the unborn. Cherish Life Queensland announced the annual March For Life will be held in Brisbane on March 18, a day after the first national summit for the grassroots campaign Abortion Rethink. Four thousand people turned up to last year’s March for Life rally ... Read More »

Hundreds of young Indigenous given a chance to finish school with QATSIF scholarship

Hundreds of young Indigenous given a chance to finish school with QATSIF scholarship

HUNDREDS of young indigenous students from Queensland will complete their senior years of high school with help from a state-based scholarship fund. The Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Foundation has delivered scholarships to 1045 indigenous students from all education sectors across the state to support their Year 11 and 12 studies. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from 56 ... Read More »

Syrian refugee family who were followed by death find happiness in Brisbane

Syrian refugee family who were followed by death find happiness in Brisbane

SYRIAN refugee couple Bahiya and Adnan Al Mhanna lost all their money and nearly their lives in Damascus, but for the first time in years they have something to smile about. The Melkite Catholic married couple along with their two sons are now celebrating their first offer of employment in Australia. The Al Mhanna family were among the 12,000 displaced ... Read More »

Sky’s the limit for Brisbane deacon taking on Q1 stair challenge

Sky’s the limit for Brisbane deacon taking on Q1 stair challenge

DEACON Andrew O’Brien is preparing to climb the tallest building in Australia so his Brisbane-based outreach can continue to offer mateship to homeless people in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast. The Brisbane deacon and manager for Catholic outreach Rosies, which serves a cuppa to hundreds of homeless people in Queensland every week, will attempt to climb 1331 steps in ... Read More »

Nigerian priest details his honest experiences of Brisbane parishes in first memoir

Nigerian priest details his honest experiences of Brisbane parishes in first memoir

A NIGERIAN Catholic priest in Brisbane has written a heartfelt book about his experiences working in a suburban Australian church, including dealing with culture shock and bridging cultural barriers. “At times, having a foreign priest is a source of tension for some parishioners who have not done much with people from other countries, particularly Africa,” Fr Emmanuel Aguiyi, who is ... Read More »

Steady rain lifts spirits but not the Queensland drought

Steady rain lifts spirits but not the Queensland drought

WHEN Good Samaritan Sister Carmel Pattinson heard a steady fall of rain on her roof in Richmond last week, she also felt the spirits of the locals “being lifted”. But intermittent rain over a few days wasn’t enough to end what is now the fifth year of drought in the north Queensland town. “It has lifted people’s spirits but the ... Read More »

New project to challenge Catholics to reduce carbon footprint, care more for environment

New project to challenge Catholics to reduce carbon footprint, care more for environment

A PROJECT aimed at healing, protecting and caring for our common home is to be introduced in parishes and Catholic agencies across Brisbane archdiocese. Called Living Laudato Si’, the project will draw on Pope Francis’ 2015 encyclical – Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home – and will challenge Catholics to make practical changes to the environment around them. ... Read More »

Advanced cancer patients to volunteer for new medicinal cannabis oil trial at Brisbane’s Mater Research

Advanced cancer patients to volunteer for new medicinal cannabis oil trial at Brisbane’s Mater Research

QUEENSLAND researchers will soon start a major clinical trial to find out the benefits of medicinal cannabis for cancer patients receiving palliative care. “We are delighted to be one of nineteen research projects funded in this round right across Australia,” team leader from Mater Research in Brisbane Professor Janet Hardy said. Medicinal cannabis is now legal in Queensland, yet Professor ... Read More »

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