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Sudanese refugee who came to Australia with no education on road to becoming a surgeon

Huda Fadlelmawla

THERE are a lot of ways to be a woman.  For some, womanhood is strength. For others it is overcoming barriers. “Just stay authentically in whatever goal you want to accomplish,” 24-year-old Huda Fadlelmawla, said during an inspiring lunch forum marking International Women’s Day at Brisbane’s St James College.   “People will catch up with you, even if they didn’t ... Read More »

Praying mum from Cairns writes play for centenary of Fatima apparitions

IT’S not every day you meet a Beverley Cains.  When the centenary of the apparitions of Our Lady to three children in Portugal was approaching in 2017, the teacher and matriarch set about to “retell this story in a play”. Born and educated in Cairns, the Marian devotee known as “Bev” was enthused by the lasting impact of the 1950s ... Read More »

Archbishop Mark Coleridge directs parishes to adopt liturgical changes in face of COVID-19

BRISBANE Archbishop Mark Coleridge has directed Brisbane parishes to adopt changed liturgical practices for the peace of mind of local Catholics in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19), effective from March 5. In a statement, he said Brisbane archdiocesan directors and Brisbane Auxiliary Bishop Ken Howell had been meeting daily to monitor the advice of Queensland Health. Queensland Health had ... Read More »

Practical ways to reduce carbon emissions and tread lightly on this earth

Last week The Catholic Leader shared the carbon footprint of Brisbane auxiliary Bishop Ken Howell. This week Emilie Ng speaks to an expert in low-carbon living for practical tips for treading lightly on this earth. IN 2007, the Catholic Church appeared to be making progress in the environmental movement when Vatican City was predicted to become the first carbon-neutral sovereign ... Read More »

Queensland police, politicians and community leaders search for solutions to fatal scourge

CAMPAIGNERS against family violence are pressing for the outlawing of coercive control between partners as a way to stop domestic homicides. Queensland is set to hold a domestic violence summit late this month, as police and politicians search for solutions to the domestic violence scourge following the Camp Hill murder of Hannah Clarke and her three children.  The Queensland Women’s ... Read More »

Leading Catholic figure Francis Sullivan calling for changes after sex abuse crisis

LEADING Catholic figure Francis Sullivan has criticised Church authorities for a “glaring lack of moral leadership” over the child sex abuse crisis and has called for the Church to change its “terms of engagement” if it is to remain relevant and engaged in Australia. “Unless we break the shackles of entitlement and cronyism, become inclusive and more representative in our ... Read More »

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