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Vandals, dumpers troubling Vinnies

Rubbish dumped at St Vincent de Paul Society store.

TWO Townsville St Vincent de Paul Society charity bins have been set alight, one fire causing damage to the side of a society-owned building. The society’s Queensland chief executive officer Peter Maher described the vandalism as “despicable” and said it was an ongoing problem in locations throughout the state. “We also get all sorts of things dumped in the bins ... Read More »

Mercy often becomes a real test in practice

By Michaela Hillam I DISGUST myself. I’m a hypocrite, a fraud. I’m no better than a Pharisee. I was walking briskly out of Toowong Shopping Centre when a man who was clearly homeless called out to me. I mumbled something about being in a rush and continued on. I was late and I was on my way to Mass – ... Read More »

Bringing hope to the ‘new poor’

Jim Devereaux

THE secret glue holding shattered lives together in the hope they’ll hang together long enough to heal – travelling with one of the men from St Vincent de Paul Society’s Kenmore conference as he attempts to bring hope to the desperate and broken in the community, the description comes readily to mind. The people we meet are well educated and ... Read More »

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