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Living out her charism – Mercy Sister Dolores Donnelly says she loved being a prisoner chaplain

Living out her charism – Mercy Sister Dolores Donnelly says she loved being a prisoner chaplain

MERCY Sister Dolores Donnelly recently retired after 20 years serving as one of a dedicated team of people who regularly visits the Capricornia Correctional Centre. She was part of the Catholic chaplains, an integral part a multi-denominational team of chaplains who seek to bring caring support to all affected by the destructive cycle of crime. “I really loved doing the ... Read More »

Schoolboys’ act of kindness for Townsville suburb met with hugs and high-fives from locals

Schoolboys’ act of kindness  for Townsville suburb met with hugs and high-fives from locals

ROLLING up their sleeves and braving the mud, 14 schoolboys from a rural Catholic school travelled to the flood-ravaged suburb of Idalia, Townsville, to help out their neighbours. The boys from St Teresa’s College, Abergowrie, received high praise for their initiative. They managed to clear out eight houses and filled up two dump trucks for the kerbside pick-up. College principal ... Read More »

Rural areas of Townsville diocese look ‘like a war zone’ after floods wipe out stock and crops

Rural areas of Townsville diocese look ‘like a war zone’ after floods wipe out stock and crops

NO-man’s-land encrusted with cattle carcasses and graziers hovering in helicopters, unable to reach their bogged, starved and diseased animals, tells the tale of heartache felt across the rural areas of Townsville diocese.  An estimated 500,000 cattle perished in the floods, a direct economic loss of about $300 million. Townsville Bishop Tim Harris said he was troubled by the crushing debt ... Read More »

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