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Brisbane aged care advocate tells UN of ‘insidious ageism’ worldwide

Brisbane aged care advocate tells UN of ‘insidious ageism’ worldwide

BRISBANE advocate for the aged Marcus Riley has told delegates at United Nations headquarters in New York that older people are considered a burden, and “insidious ageism … permeates countries around the world”. The 40-year-old, Catholic father-of-three and chairman of the Global Ageing Network, which has a presence in more than 50 countries, is lobbying for a UN Convention of ... Read More »

Order of Preachers marks 800 year anniversary with Brisbane community

Order of Preachers marks 800 year anniversary with Brisbane community

Dominicans around the world are marking 800 years since St Dominic founded the Order of Preachers. Brisbane’s Dominican community gathered for a Mass at Our Lady of Graces Church, Carina, on November 6, for the conclusion of a year of celebrations. This is the Homily from Dominican priest Fr Matthew Boland, based in Melbourne. WE gather to mark the end ... Read More »

Fair as the moon: Four tips for shooting the supermoon tonight

Fair as the moon: Four tips for shooting the supermoon tonight

  WHERE will you be when the moon edges its closest to the Earth in 70 years? For the first time since 1948, the moon will be the closest to the Earth, at 15 per cent larger than its normal size. And it’s happening tonight. The astromonical phenomenon better known as the supermoon will occur, according to NASA, because the moon ... Read More »

Iraqi Christians living in Brisbane who made a mass exodus from Qaraqosh rejoice at liberation of their region

Iraqi Christians living in Brisbane who made a mass exodus from Qaraqosh rejoice at liberation of their region

BRISBANE’S Iraqi Christian refugees have joined worldwide celebrations as US-backed Iraqi forces regain towns and cities across northern Iraq, driving out Islamic State militants. Prayers, feasting and dancing accompanied news that Iraqi troops had taken back Qaraqosh, the mainly Christian town about 20km south-east of Mosul. “We are very excited, very happy,” said Kareem Patros, from the Parish of St ... Read More »

Pope Francis: ‘Today there is a global war on marriage’

Pope Francis: ‘Today there is a global war on marriage’

POPE Francis said a global war against marriage was underway and Catholics must respond by helping couples stay strong and by providing pastoral care to those experiencing difficulty. The Pope also described “gender theory” as “a great enemy of marriage”. “Today there is a global war to destroy marriage,” the Pope said on October 1 during a meeting in Tbilisi, ... Read More »

Pope Francis pays tribute to life ‘marked by the love of Jesus’

Pope Francis pays tribute to life ‘marked by the love of Jesus’

CARMEN Hernandez, co-founder of the worldwide Neocatechumenal Way, was a confidant of popes and cardinals – her views and insights widely and immensely respected, especially concerning the dignity of women. After the 85-year-old died at home in Madrid on July 19, Pope Francis described her life as one “marked by her love of Jesus and by a great missionary enthusiasm ... Read More »

Clinton puts faith in Catholic running mate

Clinton puts faith in Catholic running mate

AMERICAN presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has chosen a Catholic running mate, adding another layer to the Democrats’ hopes of wooing Catholic voters ahead of the November election. Mrs Clinton last weekend announced Senator Tim Kaine as her vice-presidential selection, days after her Republican rival Donald Trump paired with evangelical Christian and former Catholic Mike Pence. The announcements have sparked fresh ... Read More »