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Brisbane Albanians including honorary consul say Mother Teresa deserved sainthood


AUSTRALIA’S honorary consul for Albania has whole-heartedly described Mother Teresa as his own mother, a mother for Albanian and for all people, following her canonisation last Sunday. Dr Resmi Kamberaj was among hundreds of Catholics, including members of the Brisbane Albanian community and three of the Missionaries of Charity Sisters living in Brisbane, at a Mass for St Teresa of ... Read More »

Community fund chips in for Nanango’s ‘Little Cathedral in the Bush’


NANANGO’S “Little Cathedral in the Bush” is getting spruced up for its 100th birthday with a helping hand from the community. The Heritage Nanango Community Funding program – anchored on the work of the local Heritage Bank – has donated $18,500 to paint the interior of Our Lady Help of Christians Church. That followed a grant of $42,000 from the ... Read More »

Can Catholics enter the marriage debate without mentioning religion? Two men talk it out.

NEWLY published authors Jeremy Bell and John McCaughan are practising Catholics who both agree religion is not needed to defend traditional marriage in public. The co-authors of their first book, Two Men Talk About Marriage, revealed at their Brisbane launch on August 24 how religion barely came into the equation when they individually began to vouch for traditional marriage. “One does not have ... Read More »

Historic partnership will offer accommodation to combat rising rate of homeless women

Lady Musgrave Trust

EACH year in Queensland more than a thousand young homeless women, many with children, are forced into hotel rooms because of a shortage of emergency accommodation. It’s a grim reflection of the rising rate of homeless women in Queensland – particularly the result of domestic violence. Despite a big injection of State Government funding last financial year, support services struggle ... Read More »

Pro-life group praises protection for unborn

LNP votes for no changes to abortion bill

QUEENSLAND pro-life organisation Cherish Life have welcomed a majority decision from the Liberal National Party to oppose changes to abortion laws. Cherish Life responded positively to a 95 per cent vote to stop two private member’s bills calling for the decriminalisation of abortion in Queensland. The motion was moved by Senator Barry O’Sullivan at the recent LNP State Convention held ... Read More »

‘Myriad of cultural communities’ show off different ways to worship

BRISBANE’S annual Multicultural Mass is a snapshot of the future of the Catholic Church in Australia, Archbishop Mark Coleridge said. Archbishop Coleridge concelebrated at the annual Mass at St Stephen’s Cathedral last Sunday to mark the end of Migrant and Refugee Week. More than 1200 people attended. Evangelisation Brisbane director Clyde Cosentino said the “magnificent” Mass was a “microcosm” of ... Read More »

Italian mum and traditional spaghetti all’amatriciana master urges Brisbane chefs to add dish to menus for quake victims

ITALIAN mum Daniela Belucci has turned her Brisbane kitchen into a support centre for fellow Italians devastated by an earthquake in Amatrice. The mother-of-four remembers feeling shocked after news reports showed the historic town was under rubble, killing more than 300. “As I watched the news reports this week, my first reaction was – I want to go and help,” ... Read More »

Good Sams celebrate 100 years of education service in Brisbane

Sisters of the Good Samaritan

BRISBANE Archbishop Mark Coleridge has paid tribute to the Sisters of the Good Samaritan for the way they have lived the Gospel parable of their name. He made special mention of this in his homily at a recent Mass celebrating the order’s 100 years of service to Catholic education in Brisbane archdiocese. Archbishop Coleridge celebrated a special liturgy at St Columba’s ... Read More »

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