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Francis’ trip to Iraq aims to build peace and unity

DESPITE the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing security concerns, Pope Francis is determined to visit Iraq to pay homage to Christian and other minorities persecuted for their faith and to strengthen the commitment of the overwhelming majority of Iraqi Muslims to creating a future of peace and harmony. During his visit from March 5-8, Francis will visit churches that were destroyed ... Read More »

Easing the ‘mental load’ during Carers Week

NATIONAL Carers Week, running from October 11-17, is an opportunity to recognise more than 2.65 million Australians who provide care and support to a family member or friend who has an illness, disability, frailty or a mental health condition. Boonah resident Bevan Pressler is one such carer. Mr Pressler has been caring for his wife Rosie, who has been living ... Read More »

Jeanette’s making a major difference in lives

WHILE Australia marks National Volunteer Week (May 18 – 24), Jeanette Ayre is certainly among those people worth celebrating. With a heart as big as the Story Bridge and four volunteer roles to prove it, the Kangaroo Point East Brisbane parishioner has lived on Main Street all of her life. Born in 1956, around the arrival of a much-loved Monsignor ... Read More »

Medicinal marijuana debate: Queensland couple who used cannabis oil to treat son’s autism walk free

In countries across the world the jury is still out on the effects of drugs on society and individuals’ health, however a case in Queensland reflects softening attitudes and changing laws against some drugs. QUEENSLAND parents who pleaded guilty to treating their five-year-old son’s autism with cannabis oil, recently walked free from court in what the judge described as an ... Read More »

Parents of transgender woman share their emotional journey

CATHOLIC parents Teresa and Bill* discovered the unconditional love they had for their children when their son told them 17 years ago he could no longer live as a man. Six months earlier, Bill, a retired GP and Billings natural family planning practitioner, had taken a course on medical ethics and bioethics with health ethicist Fr Kevin McGovern. One of ... Read More »

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