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Iraqi bishop visiting Brisbane calls for fighting between ‘big powers’ to stop

MOSUL’S leader of Syriac Catholics has asked “the big powers” in the United States and Iran to let the Iraqi people live in dignity, as tensions escalate over the combating countries. Archbishop Youhanna Boutros Moshe is leader of the Syriac Catholic Archeparchy of Mosul, in northern Iraq, located about 90km from the Erbil US military base that was struck by ... Read More »

Can the tango help young Catholics have a better marriage?

WHEN Pope Francis told young lovers in his apostolic exhortation on love to dance towards immense hope, he probably didn’t mean do the tango. But Ben Smith, the director of Life, Marriage and Family for Hobart archdiocese, thinks a dose of social dancing can be effective in teaching young people about the sanctity of marriage. That’s why he’s invited Katrina ... Read More »

Bishops refocus on evangelisation in wake of a trimmed budget

EVANGELISATION efforts in Australia are being streamlined to focus more on the Church’s central mission of spreading the Good News. During the biannual meeting of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, it was announced that a revamped National Centre for Evangelisation would take responsibility for a number of offices. The refocusing signals an end to the Office for Lay Pastoral Ministry, ... Read More »

Unborn baby boy in crisis pregnancy safe house could share Jesus’ birthday

BABY Jesus could share a birthday with a boy whose life was saved by a crisis pregnancy safe house in Brisbane. Pregnancy Crisis, a volunteer-run organisation that provides crisis accommodation for women with unplanned or unexpected pregnancies, is expecting the birth of a baby boy on Christmas Eve. The precious little life will bring the number of babies born under ... Read More »

Sandgate Brighton parish gives thanks for blessings and hails Christ the King

CATHOLICS from the breezy Sandgate Brighton community take the Greek translation of the word “eucharist” quite literally every year. “Eucharist”, which derives from the Greek word “eucharistia”, means “thanksgiving”, and once a year, Catholics from Sandgate Brighton Catholic parish make a point of thanking God for their blessings at the end of each liturgical year. To close out 2019, the ... Read More »

Brisbane NaPro doctor welcomes study showing contraceptive pill can change a woman’s brain

FERTILITY medical consultant Dr Terry Kent has found a link between an American study that shows the pill changes a woman’s brain structure and a treatment option he gives to women who have used oral birth control for decades. The Radiological Society of North America has reported a “strong association” between the contraceptive pill and the size of the hypothalamus, ... Read More »

Springfield can’t contain its generosity, raising $16k for the poor

Mother and two children with overflowing collection of recyclable plastic bottles

PLASTIC bottles that would normally end up in the recycling bins of Springfield homes and businesses have become a tool for local Catholics to raise money for the poor. Parishioners from Our Lady of the Southern Cross Parish in Springfield, on Brisbane’s west, with help from numerous local businesses, raised $16,000 for returning 160,000 plastic drinking bottles through the Queensland ... Read More »

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