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Brisbane Archbishop releases new pastoral letter defending traditional marriage

Marriage between a man and a woman

AS battle lines deepen over whether Australians voters should oppose or support same-sex marriage, Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge has advised of the importance of upholding traditional marriage. “This debate is about the meaning of marriage, and that’s why it’s important that everyone have their say in the postal vote,” Archbishop Coleridge wrote in a pastoral letter, which is published in ... Read More »

Author disappointed that mainstream media ignored his book contributing to same-sex marriage debate

Dr David van Gend

THE Toowoomba-based president of the Australian Marriage Forum, Dr David van Gend, admits he stepped on a roller-coaster promoting his new book on the same-sex marriage debate. In the last few weeks, a commercial printer refused to print his book, and when an alternative printer was found, his book launch tour to all state capitals was ignored by mainstream media ... Read More »

105-year-old woman still alive because ‘God’s waiting room is full’

Margherita Vitanza

WORKING hard and avoiding chocolate are the secrets to a long life, according to a St Vincent’s Care Services Kangaroo Point resident Margherita Vitanza who turned a remarkable 105 years last month. Mrs Vitanza celebrated her 105th birthday on September 22 with a birthday morning tea, surrounded by friends and family, including her son Vince Vitanza. “Everybody loves my mother,” ... Read More »

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

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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 born alive following an abortion procedure in 2015. The total ... Read More »

Midwifery student has dream to see more indigenous midwives

Stephanie Archibald

WHEN Stephanie Archibald had her two children, the midwives who attended the birth were so wonderful she was inspired to switch her studies to become one herself. Ms Archibald, a Bigambul woman, whose traditional country straddles the inland border between Queensland and New South Wales, changed from studying forensic science at QUT, to a three-year Bachelor of Midwifery degree at Australian ... Read More »

What it means to have the “right” to my beliefs

Unborn baby

THERE is much talk these days of the individual’s right to – well almost everything. And a lot of that talk is becoming increasingly shrill, as if by being bombastic, rudezzz and offensive makes the assertion of ”my rights” even more certain.   Objectively assessed however, there are no “rights” in play; it is usually an expression of a particular personal ... Read More »

This retired couple’s work in a Brisbane cafe is helping care for pro-life and pro-family groups

Joan Armstrong Majorie and Neville Williams

RETIREES dream of getting away from the daily grind, but not married couple Marjorie and Neville Williams.The long-time supporters of the country’s largest Catholic women’s peak body, the Catholic Women’s League, are the “heart and soul” of a coffee shop dedicated to fund the Brisbane archdiocese’s branch’s work.Mrs Williams has served up some of the city’s best sandwiches for the ... Read More »

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