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Women employees thanked during global event

International women's day

PLEDGE for Parity was the theme of International Women’s Day 2016, marked at morning teas and network events across the Archdiocese of Brisbane on March 8. The Archdiocese has a Workplace Gender Equality Focus Group which gives voices to identified women’s issues and reports annually on progressing meaningful change. About 85 per cent of the archdiocesan workforce are women. Human ... Read More »

Marching to protect human life

Protecting life

PRO-LIFE supporters will tell Queensland voters why maintaining the state’s illegal status on abortion is a human right at a public march tomorrow. Cherish Life Queensland state president Teresa Martin said pro-life supporters wanted the government to retain abortion as a criminal offense despite pressure from anti-life activists. “We have the good grace from God that unborn life is still ... Read More »

Teen told he would fail finds new cycle in life

Bikes wanted

POLISHING up a run-down bike has given Inala student Dylan Dunne a new reason to stay in school. Five months ago, the 15-year-old could not be found inside a classroom. He eventually ended up at the Inala Flexible Learning Centre, a secondary school operated by Edmund Rice Education Australia. The school offers flexible learning options to young people who are ... Read More »

Cathedral’s musical maestro mourned in Brisbane today

Music master

DR Ralph Morton, music director at Brisbane’s St Stephen’s Cathedral for almost 15 years, is mourned as a “humble and gentle man, loved by so many” and as “a giant in the Church music world”. Dr Morton, who had been battling non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma since last July, died on February 20 aged 67. Tributes are flowing from those who knew him best, ... Read More »

Leukaemia survivor to part with hair for cancer charity

CARLY Galligan received her best birthday present inside a doctor’s surgery four years ago. After battling with leukaemia for five years, doctors announced on her 10th birthday that she was cancer-free. “I was so happy,” she said.   “My smile could never have been bigger.” Carly, of Victoria Point, was diagnosed with leukaemia two months before her fifth birthday. She ... Read More »

Brisbane seminarian fighting chronic fatigue syndrome returns to the seminary after four years

Queensland seminarians

CHRIS Ledwich believes if he can write one essay, pray for longer than five minutes and exercise without collapsing this year, he’ll make it to the priesthood. The 29-year-old Brisbane man suffers from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, or Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME), a condition that developed after catching Whooping Cough and forced him to take a leave of absence from his priestly ... Read More »

Hazel sees a century of life

Hazel sees a century of life

HAZEL Teggins is relaxing from a weeklong birthday celebration after becoming the first resident at Canossa retirement village to turn 100. Mrs Teggins, who turned 100 on January 22, said she never expected to reach a century milestone. “(I) never thought about it to be perfectly frank,” she said. “Even when I was in my 90s I thought, ‘I wonder ... Read More »

Business community set to help

Business community set to help

By Mark Bowling QUEENSLAND business is gearing up to provide opportunities for Syrian refugees as the humanitarian crisis in the country grows. The crisis deepened as 70,000 Syrians fled a full-scale Russian bombing assault on the city of Aleppo. Queensland has pledged to take 3500 refugees as part of an Australia-wide intake of 12,000. The Fuller Centre for Housing Queensland ... Read More »

New chapter for Nathan

New chapter for Nathan

NATHAN Curby is closer to ending an eight-month nightmare on the streets after receiving a free makeover from Brisbane community members last week. Local charity founder and Catholic award recipient Grant Richards, who was homeless for 18 months, offered to take Mr Curby to a local salon for a haircut and shave after finding out his mother died of a heart attack ... Read More »

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