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Family advocates say government’s support of childcare in Omnibus bill ‘competing’ with stay-at-home mothers

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FAMILY advocates believe plans to save $4 billion by scrapping family tax benefits shows the Australian government is only interested in “competing” with stay-at-home mothers. National Civic Council Queensland president and father of five Luke McCormack is against the controversial childcare and welfare omnibus bill, which calls for a complete ... Read More »

Brisbane teacher helps classroom partner deliver baby girl in emergency home birth

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PREP teacher Letitia O’Loan has a show-and-tell story that’s hard to top. Hours before the first day of school this year, Mrs O’Loan was on the phone to paramedics to perform an emergency home delivery of teaching partner Megan Schultz’s second child. The pair job-shared a Prep classroom at St ... Read More »

Death on the cusp of life: A litany of concerns with late-term abortions


QUEENSLAND politicians were in the middle of debating changes to the state’s abortion laws when figures on the rate of live-birth abortions surfaced. Health Minister Cameron Dick released figures recently on the number of late-term abortions where babies survived, but were not given care. The figures showed 27 babies were ... Read More »

Breastfeeding pressure: Why you’re not less of a mother for choosing the bottle


THE pressure started to build up exactly when my belly started to be visible – at six months the question started to come from almost every female mouth. I say almost because there is always a portion that hasn’t been mum yet, so don’t care much about the problem. But ... Read More »

Q&A with Carrie Gress

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What mum doesn’t need an occasional chance to escape home life and indulge in a little pampering? But philosopher and mother of four Carrie Gress says that while those little getaways are fine, the real and best makeover is actually already – and perpetually –underway. Ms Gress says in her ... Read More »

Drawn into a pilgrimage with Jesus


By Carrie McCormack FOR me, being Catholic has looked different at different seasons of my life.  I had a vibrant childhood with six siblings and a busy young adult life.  I completed a bachelor’s degree and was employed as an allied health professional.   Rocking up to youth group was ... Read More »

World without mothers would be inhumane, lacking tenderness, Pope says

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MOTHERS are indispensable to society and the Church, not just for giving life, but in showing the world what it means to generously give oneself for others, to respect life and to display tenderness and moral strength even in times of trouble, Pope Francis said. Speaking to about 4000 people ... Read More »

Journeying with God in motherhood

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By Christine Da Costa IN days gone past the Church needed great heroes like St Francis of Assisi whose poverty and complete gift of self reminded the Church of the Gospel message. I believe that one of the greatest needs in our age is for women to rise and respond ... Read More »

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