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Time to focus on adoption problems

WOMEN’S Forum Australia research committee member Dr Joanna Howe said Australian politicians needed to focus on developing efficient adoption laws. These comments were made in support of a new research project and education campaign conducted by WFA into the barriers towards adoption in Australia. Dr Howe said WFA needed to raise $30,000 to continue their research into adoption. She said ... Read More »

Hope amid fears for Cairo family

Hope amid fears for Cairo family

WHENEVER Cairo-born Gold Coast woman Manal Kelada hears of new violence in her home city, she fears for her mother, brothers and sisters and members of her extended family. The burning of her brother Muscorad’s car outside his house in Cairo street riots in recent days has confirmed the validity of these fears. Yet she also draws comfort from Matthew’s ... Read More »

National conference first for all CWL groups

THE Catholic Women’s League will celebrate their National Conference for the first time in north Queensland this September.The 46th National Biennial Conference will be hosted at Jupiter’s Casino in Townsville from September 2-5.The conference starts with an opening Mass at 7pm in the Sacred Heart Cathedral. Catholic Religious Australia president Sr Annette Cunliffe will speak on the conference theme, Faithful ... Read More »

Energy efficiency awareness program to benefit NFP groups

CATHOLIC Earthcare Australia wants to hear from not-for-profit agencies wishing to take part in an energy efficiency awareness program. The organisation has received funding for the program from the Australian Government’s Energy Efficiency Information Grants Program. Director Jacqui Remond said the organisation was seeking 14 pilot sites for the initial research and development phase of the project. “The grant was ... Read More »

New leader announced for Divine Word Missionaries

New leader announced for Divine Word Missionaries

DIVINE Word Missionary secretary Fr Henry Adler has been appointed the new provincial-elect for the Australian province. Fr Adler will serve a three-year term as the provincial-elect as of January next year. He received the news of his appointment while on home-leave in Europe. Fr Adler said it would be a privilege to lead the Australian province, with God’s help ... Read More »

Call for marriage referendum

Call for marriage referendum

PROPOSALS to redefine marriage to cover same-sex relationships are “too important to be left up to the Government, social workers and courts” and should be put to the Australian people at a referendum. Australian Family Association spokesman Luke McCormack said a question of such fundamental importance to society must be decided in this way. “The redefinition of marriage to cover ... Read More »

Call for marriage referendum

PROPOSALS to redefine marriage to cover same-sex relationships are "too important to be left up to the Government, social workers and courts" and should be put to the Australian people at a referendum.

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Vinnies leader praises efforts

Vinnies leader praises efforts

"EVEN when the staring cynics and self-absorbed scoffers write the homeless off as losers, the homeless can rest in the truth that people such as yourselves take the time to care."

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