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Pro-life groups urge supporters to sign petition to say no to Queensland abortion reforms before Bills are debated next year

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QUEENSLAND’S politicians are preparing for a fiery showdown on abortion early next year following a surprise parliamentary move by supporters of the so-called Pyne Abortion Bills. In a planned parliamentary manoeuvre on November 29, Member for Cairns Rob Pyne put forward a procedural motion to have his two abortion bills debated together, rather than separately. Labor Government members voted in ... Read More »

Iraqi Archbishop sees signs of new life in Syriac refugee families who moved to Australia to escape the Christian genocide

MOSUL’S former archbishop has named Australia one of the best countries for Iraqi refugees to build a new life amidst continued efforts by Islamic State to force a Christian “genocide” in their homeland. Archbishop Georges Casmoussa, an episcopal leader of the Syriac Catholic Church born in Iraq and based in Lebanon, said Australia was the first choice for many refugees ... Read More »

God’s biker: Polish Catholic priest just wants to read Scripture with outlaw bikies

BRISBANE Catholic priest Fr Andrzej Kolaczkowski likes nothing more than spending time in fellowship with outlaw bikie club members, sharing the Gospel. “There’s something really refreshing when you sit down and do Bible study …  with a bunch of hairy bikers full of tattoos. There’s nothing more refreshing to the faith,” he said. “It is about being a shepherd, it ... Read More »

You can now grab a bargain and sip on a good coffee at Vinnies

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COFFEE lovers with an eye for a bargain at Sumner Park will be thrilled to find the local Vinnies store is the first in the St Vincent de Paul Society to have a café. With no cafes in sight at the industrial estate, in Brisbane’s west, Vinnies have found a new range of customers venturing into its store with the introduction ... Read More »

Chaplain says soft attitude to underage drinking at Schoolies “unacceptable”

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ALCOHOL consumption by any persons under the legal age of 18 and use of illegal substances should not be accepted as normal Schoolies behaviour, a Queensland police chaplain has said. Police chaplain Fr Paul Kelly, who supported Gold Coast police during his first Schoolies event last week, said he was stunned by the acceptance of underage drinking and drug use ... Read More »

Brisbane’s newest churches are ready to open by Christmas and Easter

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WORK on a new, redeveloped Stella Maris Church at Maroochydore is due to be completed ahead of schedule this week, with a first Mass to be held before Christmas. It is one of four multi-million-dollar church building projects across the Archdiocese of Brisbane. Standing atop Marymount in the Gold Coast parish of Burleigh Heads the new Mary, Mother of Mercy ... Read More »

Hero taxi driver put holiday reward from Queensland taxi peak body on hold for the baptism of his two children

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BRISBANE taxi driver Aguek Nyok is uncomfortable with being publicly feted as a “hero”, and prefers his family and church side of life – like witnessing his children being baptised. The Catholic father-of-four who rescued passengers during a fatal attack on a bus driver in October has been handed an award for his bravery. The cabbie kicked in the rear ... Read More »

Jesuit who welcomed thousands into the Church, Fr Peter Quin, was a missionary at heart

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TOOWONG parish priest Fr Peter Quin has been remembered as Australia’s closest resemblance to Jesuit missionary St Francis Xavier following his death. The Jesuit priest from Melbourne who spent the past 12 years as parish priest of St Ignatius’ Parish, Toowong, died in hospital on November 22. An Australian Jesuit province health worker confirmed Fr Quin had suffered from Myelodysplastic ... Read More »

Catholic workers make pledge against domestic violence on White Ribbon Day

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FAMILY mediator Jesse Jones has promised all women living in Australia that he would stand up for them if they were ever put in a violence situation at home. Mr Jones, who works for Centacare’s Family and Relationships Centre in Chermside, made a public pledge on White Ribbon Day to stand up and speak out against family and domestic violence. ... Read More »

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