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Former judge who served as Commissioner for NT Royal Commission to lead QCEC

Former judge who served as Commissioner for NT Royal Commission to lead QCEC

DISTINGUISHED former judge and law lecturer Margaret White is to be the new chair of the Queensland Catholic Education Commission from next month. The first woman to sit on the Supreme Court of Queensland, Mrs White retired from the bench in 2013, then in 2016 took on the high-profile role of Commissioner in the Royal Commission into the Protection and ... Read More »

Australian Catholics asked to spend first three days of Lent in fasting and reparation for child sexual abuse victims

Australian Catholics asked to spend first three days of Lent in fasting and reparation for child sexual abuse victims

CATHOLICS across Brisbane archdiocese are being called to join in three days of fasting and reparation at the start of Lent for the victims of child sexual abuse. “Through fasting, we stand in solidarity with the victims of abuse whose much deeper hunger is for healing and peace in their lives,” Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge said, coinciding with a joint ... Read More »

South Coast deanery youth leader chosen for pre-synod meeting in Rome

South Coast deanery youth leader chosen for pre-synod meeting in Rome

GOLD Coast youth leader Stephanie Santos wants to tell the world’s bishops that despite a sharp drop in the number of young Catholics at Mass, youth are hungry for the truth. Miss Santos has been invited to attend the Vatican’s pre-synod meeting in Rome next month, along with Melbourne Chaldean woman Angela Markas, who will represent Australia on behalf of ... Read More »

Vinnies, Salvos seeing drop in donations because of popular online marketplace

Vinnies, Salvos seeing drop in donations because of popular online marketplace

LEADING charities have seen a drop in donations because of the rise of online sites where consumers are buying, selling and swapping household goods. Charities including Vinnies and the Salvos find themselves in competition with apps, and selling websites have made it easy to earn fast cash. People now have the option to upload an item online and potentially have ... Read More »

Catholic child protection watchdog appoints well-known Brisbane high school principal to important new role

Catholic child protection watchdog appoints well-known Brisbane high school principal to important new role

A LEADING Queensland school principal has been appointed to a new Catholic child protection watchdog. Dr Kerrie Tuite, principal of Brisbane’s Mount Alvernia College and president of the Association of Catholic Secondary Schools Queensland, will join the board of Catholic Professional Standards Limited – the Church’s new, independent, child protection standards setting, auditing and reporting organisation. The leadership of the ... Read More »

Nurse who lost her son to leukaemia and literacy educator among Queensland Catholics in Australia Day honours list

Nurse who lost her son to leukaemia and literacy educator among Queensland Catholics in Australia Day honours list

MARGARET Miller’s mission to stop young children dying of leukaemia and her dedication to the Warwick community has landed the Catholic parishioner an Australia Day honour. The former nurse helped start the Warwick branch of the Leukaemia Foundation when her son Robin died of the blood cancer. Mrs Miller said Robin was sick between March and December of 1979 from ... Read More »

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