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Emergency need up 30 per cent for volunteers of local Vinnies conference

Vinnies Red Hill

SOMEWHERE in Anthony Sullivan’s neighbourhood is a child without a pair of shoes, a mother desperate to pay the bills, and an ex-prisoner with no food and no place to call home. A member of the St Vincent de Paul Society’s Rosalie/Red Hill conference and Jubilee parishioner, Mr Sullivan has seen first-hand the poverty some Australians face, and many of ... Read More »

Good Samaritan Sisters to leave Charters Towers in north Queensland after 117 years

Good Samaritan Sisters in Charters Towers

CHARTERS Towers’ remaining Good Samaritan Sisters will close their convent doors at the end of the month after 117 years of service. The sisters will withdraw from the Charters Towers community from May 28. Sr Ita Stout, Sr Marion Firth and Sr Patricia Comerford, who have served the Townsville diocese for 55 years collectively, are the last of the Good Samaritans ... Read More »

Catholics schools in Queensland will delay NAPLAN online roll out until 2018

  QUEENSLAND Catholic schools will not be required to conduct the new rollout of NAPLAN Online until 2018, the sector’s peak body confirmed today. Queensland Catholic Education Commission confirmed Catholic schools would follow the government sector and delay the rollout until next year. Around 22 Catholic schools in Queensland were scheduled to take part in the first stage roll out. ... Read More »

Brisbane priest ‘grateful to God’ for support that led to removal of ‘gay panic’ defence

Fr Paul Kelly

A GOLD Coast priest has a sense of “gratitude, relief and exhaustion” after a five-year long campaign that led to the scrapping of a Queensland law that allowed “gay panic” as a partial defence for murder. Surfers Paradise associate pastor Fr Paul Kelly “never doubted” he was fighting for a just cause – the Christian principle of absolute respect for human ... Read More »

Queensland MPs say if they will oppose proposed abortion Bills or not

Abortion bills

Political decision: Queensland MPs responded to two questions about the proposed abortion Bills. LIBERAL National Party members are likely to vote against changes to Queensland’s abortion laws when Parliament resumes this week, with one calling the proposed Bills a “liberalisation” of current law. The Catholic Leader asked all 89 Queensland Members of Parliament how they would be voting for the ... Read More »

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