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Funds deal allows Aspleycare charity to continue after financial hardship threatens survival

ASPLEYCARE will continue to provide emergency relief for thousands of Queenslanders after the Federal Government confirmed funding until June 2023. Aspleycare president Tom Borger said the support of Federal Member for Petrie Luke Howarth saved the day. “It’s a miracle,” Mr Borger said. “Around November last year I wrote to four of the Federal parliamentarians – Wayne Swan, Luke Howarth, Jenny ... Read More »

‘A beautiful and profound experience’ – Easter joy rises in hearts of new Catholics everywhere

STORMY conditions didn’t stop Jesus from entering the hearts of more than 100 new Catholics as they were welcomed into the Church in Brisbane at Easter. The joy and hope of our Risen Jesus was experienced by thousands of parishioners across the state, especially during the Easter Vigil Masses. Candidates and neophytes lined the pews for Baptism and/or Confirmation in ... Read More »

Catholic Church communities could hold the cure for the rise in loneliness amongst Australians

LOWER attendance at traditional gatherings like church could be linked to increased levels of loneliness and depression among Australians, Brisbane psychologist Nahum Kozac said. “As of earlier this year loneliness is now considered a public health crisis,” Mr Kozac, a parishioner St Paschal’s Church, Wavell Heights, said. He said several factors contributed to the increase of loneliness including social media ... Read More »

Modern feminism could push women further away from their dignity, but Jesus can heal all wounds

WOMEN who promote unhealthy forms of feminism are further damaging women’s rights, Verbum Dei Missionary Sister Frances Drum said.  “Unfortunately, some of the modern understandings and applications of feminism disturb me,” Sr Drum said.  “I see that they are far from what Christ wants for His beloved women, or men for that matter.   “Christ seeks for us women to ... Read More »

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