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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 »

Confession on womanhood

Women

IT’S been a while since I have availed myself of the Sacrament of Confession. Perhaps that in itself is not something I should confess, considering I work for an agency that is charged with supporting mission around the world, and across Australia. I share it though because, if I was to walk through the door of a confessional booth, I ... Read More »

Religious freedom wins in Victoria same-sex adoption law

Victorian adoption laws changed

RELIGIOUS adoption agencies can freely refuse same-sex couples wanting to adopt a child in Victoria under an amended bill that passed yesterday. Victorian Parliament passed the controversial bill allowing same-sex couples a chance to adopt children in the state, but with an amendment omitting Clause 17, which would have prohibited faith-based agencies from an exemption. The amended bill would also ... Read More »

Building a life around leprosy

Woman with leprosy

THAKNI is one of the hundreds of thousands of people around the world affected by leprosy. Life in Nepal has been tough for her since she was diagnosed with the disease 14 years ago. The Leprosy Mission Australia said that, without early treatment and constant care, leprosy was a disfiguring, disabling disease. It can shackle whole families. Because of leprosy, ... Read More »

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