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Tim Fischer tells tales of Vatican life

Tim Fischer tells tales of Vatican life

TIM Fischer has given a measured response to the thorny question of the comparative diplomatic skills of Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and opposition leader Tony Abbott. Australia’s former Deputy Prime Minister and ex-Ambassador to the Holy See was in Brisbane last week to launch his latest book Holy See, Unholy Me. Prompting the question was Mr Fischer’s obvious respect in ... Read More »

Election issues brought to light

UNACCEPTABLE levels of poverty in Australia, education funding, the rights of asylum seekers, pro-life issues, same-sex marriage and climate change continue to be key issues in the lead up to the federal election on September 7. The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference in a statement said they “encouraged Catholics to look beyond their own individual needs to apply a different test ... Read More »

Four-star rating for ACU

AUSTRALIAN Catholic University students will have extra confidence of tracking down a job work after graduation. ACU has received a four-star rating in all three crucial graduate outcomes categories in The Good Universities Guide to Universities, TAFEs and Higher Education Providers 2014. The categories are: Getting a Job, Positive Graduate Outcomes and Graduate Starting Salary. Vice-Chancellor professor Greg Craven said ... Read More »

Leaders to share charismatic gifts

MORE than 100 Australian and New Zealand charismatic prayer group and community leaders will gather in Brisbane from September 6-8 for the first National Leaders Gathering. It is the first time leaders from the Catholic Charismatic Renewal in Australia and New Zealand will gather. Organised by the National Service Committee of CCR Australia, the gathering will meet at St John’s ... Read More »

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 »

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