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Perth priest risks his own life to save surfer attacked by shark

A CATHOLIC priest who helped rescue a surfer being attacked by a four-metre great white shark, says it was the grace of God that gave him courage to act in the moment. “There’s something deep inside you that wants to help,” keen surfer and newly-ordained priest Fr Liam Ryan, 33, said, after a daring rescue at remote Bunker Bay beach, ... Read More »

Mater seeking heart-felt gifts for the smallest of patients

MATER Mothers’ Hospital is on the lookout for crafty people with a heart for new-born babies. Anyone who can sew and would like to help mothers and babies in the early days of the little ones’ lives then the Mater would like to hear from you. The simple act of a mother holding her baby whenever she wants is something ... Read More »

Two Queensland minor parties won’t budge on blocking proposed euthanasia laws

TWO of Queensland’s small parties could prevent euthanasia becoming law if a minority government is voted in at the coming state election on October 31. Both One Nation and Katter’s Australian Party say they won’t join moves to legalise voluntary assisted dying for the terminally ill (VAD), because it would distract from the bigger issues of dealing with the impact ... Read More »

Women from marriage enrichment movement sewing for carers on the frontline

A GENEROUS group of Catholic women in Queensland have offered a stitch (or more) in time to help nurses providing palliative care during the coronavirus pandemic. The women, who happen to enjoy sewing, stepped up to the challenge when Karuna Hospice Services in Brisbane put the call out for someone to make medical gowns for nurses to wear while they ... Read More »

Nation’s first face-to-face program for veterans in isolation launched in Brisbane

COVID-19 travel restrictions have forced Brisbane archdiocese’s Veteran Care Association to put on hold its successful rehabilitation program, Timor Awakening, in the former conflict zone of East Timor. But rather than drop a program helping to improve the health and wellbeing of hundreds of veteran and their families from across Australia, the association’s leaders have set out on a new ... Read More »

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