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Q&A with Cardinal Mauro Piacenza

Q&A with Cardinal Mauro Piacanza, Major Penitentiary of the Holy Roman Church Lent is always a time to experience God’s mercy, and in this jubilee year, even more so. In conversation with Cardinal Mauro Piacenza, Major Penitentiary of the Holy Roman Church, he pointed out the thread that unites fasting, the indulgences and the works of mercy. And he reminded ... Read More »

Pro-life supporters pray on Brisbane streets for end to abortion

March for life

HUNDREDS prayed the Queensland Government would continue to uphold a child’s right to live during the first pro-life march through Brisbane last week. More than 400 people, including Catholic supporters, converged for the first March for Life through Brisbane city in a silent protest against abortion. The march took the pro-life message from Queens Park to Parliament House in an ... Read More »

Priest writes letter to PM over asylum seekers debate

Refugees are people

A SENIOR priest who works closely with asylum seekers in detention has called on the Prime Minister to end their incarceration. Darwin diocese vicar general Fr Malcolm Fyfe has described harrowing conditions inside the Wickham Point detention centre on the outskirts of Darwin. The Missionaries of the Sacred Heart priest’s plea to the Prime Minister has the backing of Darwin ... Read More »

Q&A with Peter Humeniuk

Peter Humeniuk

POPE Francis’s trip to Cuba last month paved the way for a historical meeting with Patriarch Krill of Moscow. It was the first time in history a Russian Orthodox patriarch and a Pope had met.  Aid to the Church in Need’s Russia expert Peter Humeniuk talks about the significant meeting for both the Catholic and Russian Orthodox church. Question: How ... Read More »

Academy Awards shine brighter Spotlight on sexual abuse

SOON after Spotlight was announced the winner of best picture at the Academy Awards, the Vatican newspaper praised the film for its portrayal of The Boston Globe’s investigation into clerical sex abuse in the United States. Accepting the major award film producer Michael Sugar said Spotlight amplified the voice of the survivors. “Pope Francis, it’s time to protect the children and restore ... Read More »

When are we human beings?

Mother remembers her son

Marking the beginning of human life has become unnecessarily complex. But for women who have lost a child, whether early in a pregnancy or at the cusp of birth, the definition of when life begins is clear. BELINDA Goodwin held her ninth baby in her arms and wept. Ignatius Gregory Jordan Goodwin was tiny, just shy of 10 weeks gestation. He ... Read More »

UnSafe schools destroying children’s innocence

School students

EVER excitedly asked “is it a boy or a girl?”  Ever started a speech with “Ladies and Gentlemen?”  Ever asked to meet your son or daughters new “girlfriend or boyfriend?”  Immediate re-education is needed for the thought crime of “hetrosexism”.   If you can’t explain what heterosexual, pansexual, sister girl, trans guy, nonbinary gender identity, and gender fluidity is then ... Read More »

Q&A with Broncos CEO Paul White

Broncos CEO Paul While

Paul White began his adult life as a young policeman and aspiring footballer, two aspects that would go on to shape his professional and personal life significantly. Paul and his wife Angela travelled throughout Queensland with Paul’s career in law enforcement. Paul soon built a reputation as an authoritative figure with strong moral values. Values he would transfer into a ... Read More »

God’s mercy always open

JIM Townsend never thought he could be shown mercy.  He was a troubled youth with no discipline.  The son of an abusive father and a chronically ill mother, Jim had a criminal record following him from before his teen years. He didn’t graduate from high school, he joined the military, was discharged for assaulting an officer, then eventually tried to ... Read More »

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