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Taking a rest on the Lord’s day

By Clare Burns HARVARD Medical School says sleep plays a critical role in immune function, metabolism, memory and learning. While these experts state they don’t know why we need sleep, without it our reasoning, problem-solving ability and attention to detail suffers. In short – rest is important. The bible often makes reference to rest, even Jesus and his disciples needed ... Read More »

Papal trip to Iraq

POPE Francis is planning to make a trip to war-torn Iraq, but the journey is still in planning stages. “It is Pope Francis’ intention to go to Iraq and I believe, without a doubt, he will do so, although I cannot foresee the opportune moment now because everyone understands that this is still a very problematic time for the country,” ... Read More »

Marriage important to sisters

By Emilie Ng BEING called bigots hasn’t stopped three Brisbane women religious from campaigning against moves to legalise same-sex marriage. Verbum Dei consecrated missionary sisters have written letters to all members of parliament in the Liberal, Labor and Greens parties, and independents, warning about the consequences of changing the Marriage Act. Verbum Dei Sister Frances Drum, who is also a ... Read More »

A walk of faith on Ireland’s holiest mountain

IF you’re ever on the west coast of Ireland, take some time out, strap on your walking shoes and take a spiritual adventure to Croagh Patrick. Croagh Patrick, which overlooks Clew Bay in County Mayo, is considered the holiest mountain in Ireland. It is renowned for its Patrician Pilgrimage in honour of St Patrick, Ireland’s patron saint. It was on ... Read More »

Undertaking a fruitful spiritual journey

This is a Lenten message to the people of Lismore diocese from Bishop Geoffrey Jarrett  POPE Francis was elected to the See of Peter a year ago on March 13, 2013. His inauguration Mass was celebrated in St Peter’s Square six days later, on the feast of St Joseph. In the intervening twelve months we have witnessed the secular media, ... Read More »

Abortion grief overwhelming

Girl looking out window sadly

AUSTRALIA is “drowning in abortion grief”, according to the founder of Victims of Abortion and author of Redeeming Grief For more than 20 years, Anne Lastman has counselled thousands of post-abortive women who pass through her Victoria-based trauma and counselling practice. In March, she will share about the effects of abortion symptoms, of post-abortion trauma, different behaviours of males and ... Read More »

Adoption reform gathering speed

LIFE-AFFIRMING independent advocacy group Women’s Forum Australia have welcomed Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s commitment to reform inter-country adoption processes in Australia. Women’s Forum Australia have been conducting research and education campaign into adoption barriers in Australia since August this year. Research committee member Dr Joanna Howe, who last month spoke at the annual Cherish Life dinner in Brisbane, said the ... Read More »

Is Stephen Hawking an animal?

Is Stephen Hawking an animal?

I  CONSIDER myself fortunate on occasion to talk to young people about the issue of euthanasia and assisted suicide. It’s rare to find a young person who is ideologically fixed in favour and far more common to read on their faces genuine intent to grapple with the issue, regardless of their intuitive leanings. It’s too long ago now for me to ... Read More »

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