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Van-do attitude of Rosies volunteers help secure new vehicle and barbecue trailer

FOR twelve years, a loyal band of Rosies volunteers has buzzed around the Beenleigh area distributing hot meals to the hungry. Last week, they were rewarded for their hard work, when a superannuation fund gifted them a van and barbecue trailer. The benevolent bequest, which came from LUCRF Super Community Program, will transport up to 10 volunteers, ensuring the needs ... Read More »

Rural region on the move – new schools expected for South Country Deanery

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ONE of the archdiocese’s largest deaneries is predicted to experience rapid population growth in the coming years, opening the door for a number of new Catholic schools. The South Country Deanery consists of vast rural parishes including Esk, Boonah and Gatton Laidley, as well as the parishes of the Ipswich Community (Ipswich, Rosewood, Leichhardt and North Ipswich), Booval and Goodna. ... Read More »

Queensland government orders inquiry into end-of-life care including euthanasia

Legalising euthanasia in Australia

JUST a month after the Queensland Government legalised late-term abortion, Premier Anastacia Palaszczuk has given the green light for an inquiry into voluntary assisted dying. Speaking in Parliament on November 14, Ms Palaszczuk (pictured) said a parliamentary committee would hold hearings over the next year to determine the desirability of the act, and would report its conclusion to the legislative ... Read More »

Voluntary assisted suicide raising grave concerns

LAST month, the Health Issues Centre displayed a life-like model of a dying elderly woman in a hospital bed on Melbourne’s Southbank. The project’s aim was to encourage Australians to have a discussion about improving end-of-life care. “Our research has shown that people are in denial about what’s going to come ahead,” project co-ordinator and senior policy advisor at HIC, ... Read More »

Church members talking with young people and rebuilding faith and hope for the future

THE National Year of Youth has given young Australian Catholics a resounding and much needed voice. On December 3, 2017, Australia’s bishops identified the liturgical year of 2018 as a year of prayerful discernment about the importance and life-giving presence of young people in the local Church and society. The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference’s Office for Youth director Malcolm Hart ... Read More »

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