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Toowoomba bishop speaks at major European conference

Bishop McGuckin in Monaco

TOOWOOMBA Bishop Robert McGuckin has returned from Monaco after representing Federation of Catholic Bishops’ Conferences of Oceania at an international conference. Bishop McGuckin spoke at the Council of the Conferences of the European Bishops. “Unlike our plenary assemblies, on the whole it was mainly the presidents of European bishops’ conferences that are involved in the plenaries,” Bishop McGuckin wrote in ... Read More »

Porn kills love: How pornography addictions destroyed the relationships of two Toowoomba citizens

internet pornography

PORNOGRAPHY – it has the power to sever trust and spark violence, break marriages and destroy lives. After civic leaders in Toowoomba rallied and publicly pledged to create a porn-free city, men and women have stepped forward to tell their chilling and cautionary stories of how seemingly innocent first encounters with porn have turned into relationship-wrecking addictions. At the rally ... Read More »

Toowoomba citizens pledge to make the city porn-free

porn-free city

HUNDREDS of Toowoomba’s men, many of them leading citizens, have rallied in the city’s civic square and sworn not to watch pornography. In a public pledge, they stood shoulder-to-shoulder, and repeated aloud words spoken by mayor Paul Antonio: “I acknowledge viewing pornography promotes exploitation of women. And violence against women. And it damages families. I commit that I won’t view ... Read More »

Musical maestro visits Holy Name to create new sound

Holy Name Primary School

WELL-known for his work with small-town schools, musician Josh Arnold had a change of scenery when he collaborated with a small school in a big town – Holy Name Primary School, Toowoomba. In a process he has refined into a work of art, Mr Arnold has been collaborating with the students of Holy Name to produce a song that is ... Read More »

Toowoomba muso Josh Arnold strikes a chord with Catholic schools

Josh Arnold

JOSH Arnold grew up on the Darling Downs learning about farming and music and attending a small Catholic school in Tara. It was fertile ground for a singer-songwriter inspired by the wide open spaces and endless skies, and who has just released a song titled Catholic Schools in Queensland. The song is a celebration of the work and achievements of Queensland’s 300 ... Read More »

75 unborn babies “spiritually adopted” in Toowomba

Fr Roque Maguinsay and Nancy Webb

“I LOVE you.”   Doesn’t everyone long to hear these words? To be told they are loved unconditionally? My own experience of love and the desire for everyone to experience this love is what inspired me to spread the culture of life with the 2016 spiritual adoption program in Sacred Heart parish, Toowoomba. Spiritual adoption involves praying for an individual ... Read More »

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