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She was abused into having an abortion. Now Anne Sherston is changing the lives of other abuse survivors

SEVENTEEN abuse survivors are sitting in a room in Hobart as a Catholic priest guides them through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. For several days the survivors have unpatched hidden wounds caused by traumatic abuse experiences in their childhood or adult life. There are a number of people who were sexually abused by clergy, others were the ... Read More »

Divine Mercy Mass of Healing

Divine Mercy Mass of Healing followed by adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. When: Saturday, 7 October 2017, commencing with reconciliation at 7:30pm. Where: Our Lady of Victories Church, 1 Roche Street, Bowen Hills   Enquiries: Andre 0467 042 961 Read More »

Catholic school donates to ‘good Australians’ healing from abortions

abortion

COUNSELLORS supporting women and men affected by an abortion experience have welcomed a $1500 donation from a Brisbane Catholic college. Brisbane counselor Gwen Winterscheidt of Rachel’s Vineyard, a Catholic ministry that facilitates healing retreats for post-abortive women and men, said the school had answered their prayers for financial support for an upcoming event. The group had begun plans for a ... Read More »

Domestic violence, separation and Church teaching

Domestic violence

SHOULD I stay, or should I go now?  It is the title of a chart-topping single by British punk band The Clash, but also a life-defining, cry-in-the-dark question facing many couples caught in crisis.  When domestic violence is involved, when is enough, enough? Separation. Under what circumstances can a spouse or partner leave another? Many people, including Catholics, are forced ... Read More »

Rockhampton’s ‘gentle listener’

Diocesan pastoral response coordinator

MELISSA Davey is deeply aware of the immense courage it takes for an abuse victim to pick up the phone and share their story. As the person receiving calls relating to complaints and allegations of abuse in the Rockhampton diocese, Ms Davey has learnt that the best way to respond to and support healing is through listening. Rockhampton Bishop Michael ... Read More »

Pope: Don’t let meatless Fridays be selfish, soulless, seafood splurge

Pope Francis

REAL fasting isn’t just restricting food choices, it must also include cleansing the heart of all selfishness and making room in one’s life for those in need and those who have sinned and need healing, Pope Francis said. Faith without concrete acts of charity was not only hypocritical, “it is dead; what good is it?” he said, criticising those who ... Read More »

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