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Thousands march through Brisbane to fight system of death allowing abortion, euthanasia

TWO thousand people gathered at Queens Gardens, equipped with placards emblazoned “Choose Life” and “Love them Both”, and cut a protest column through Brisbane’s streets to March for Life on Saturday, October 12. It marked almost a year since the Queensland Government had passed its radical abortion laws; protesters had not forgotten this “betrayal”, taking their outrage to Speaker’s Corner. ... Read More »

Top End Bishop says Indigenous are ‘the most traumatised people I’ve ever met’

Bishop Charles Gauci: “My experience tells me many of the Aboriginal people I’ve been meeting with are amongst the most traumatised people I’ve ever met, and maybe even on this planet.”

MALTESE-born Charles Gauci has spent much of his first year as Bishop of Darwin moving about Australia’s massive northern diocese that is two-and-a-half times the size of France. “I’m on a new adventure, walking alongside many people,” Bishop Gauci confides during an interview in his residence next door to Darwin’s St Mary’s Star of the Sea Cathedral. The late afternoon ... Read More »

Capuchins, or the men who find Christ in the leper

Joy is a habit: “I think it’s very important for young people to see the variety of vocations that exist in the Church so they can really open their hearts to what the Spirit’s inspiring.”

AS far as vocation stories go, St Francis of Assisi had a wild one. “Francis was one that was going after everything the world told him and all the young people were dreaming of – wealth, social status, nobility,” Capuchin Father Thomas McFadden said. “All of a sudden, he realised he’d been heading in the wrong direction … that shook him.  ... Read More »

Andy Gourley’s getting Red-y for Schoolies

ANDY Gourley has some good news for parents and young people about Schoolies 2019.  “The behaviour at Schoolies has changed radically; it’s so much safer than back in the day,” Mr Gourley, the Red Frogs Australia Chaplaincy Network national co-ordinator, said. “Also, young people aren’t drinking as much these days either and (young people are) looking after each other really ... Read More »

Workers push for better standards in Queensland death-care industry

A SENIOR professional in the death-care industry says Queensland’s laws are “failing dismally” to protect bereaved families, while putting the health of industry workers at risk. “There are minimum standards that associations like ours, and funeral directors would like to have in place,” Brisbane’s Nudgee Cemetery manager David Molloy, who is a board member of the Australasian Cemeteries and Crematoria ... Read More »

There will be 116,000 Australians sleeping rough on World Homelessness Day

IT is easy to tune off when presented with the latest estimate that no less than 150 million people, or about two per cent of the world’s population, are homeless. On World Homelessness Day, October 10, an estimated 116,000 Australians, and 20,000 in Queensland, slept rough, couch surfed or settled in for the night feeling insecure in temporary lodgings. There’s ... Read More »

Discerning the ‘voice of God’ among the people of Brisbane

HUNDREDS of Catholics who attended the Brisbane Assembly have returned to their parishes, communities and agencies invigorated with a message to “listen to the voice of God” and “hold your nerve” in discerning what is needed by the Church at this time.  “I’ve come out very hope-filled – just to hear that we have to listen to everyone,” 21-year-old Thomas ... Read More »

Sydney Bishop Anthony Randazzo named shepherd for Broken Bay

QUEENSLAND’S former seminary rector Bishop Anthony Randazzo has been named the fourth bishop of Broken Bay diocese. Bishop Anthony Randazzo, who oversaw training for priests at Holy Spirit Seminary Queensland for seven years, will shepherd Catholics across Sydney’s north shore and the New South Wales central coast. The 53 year old has always been a favourite in Queensland, having been ... Read More »

Meet the married Catholic couples who have just struck gold together

AREND de Weger had just returned home from the Vietnam War when his brother invited him to a Young Christian Workers youth meeting, and Arend told him he had just been to war and was not a youth anymore. Fatefully, Arend showed up anyway. He was not even in the hall at St John Vianney’s, Manly parish, when he looked ... Read More »

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