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‘This has to stop’ – school principals attacked and threatened at record levels, report finds

“WE are in trouble as a nation,” according to the author of an Australian Catholic University survey that reveals one in three Australian school principals have been attacked and half have experienced violent threats at work. “This is a reflection of our society, it is much bigger than schools,” the survey’s chief investigator associate professor Philip Riley, from ACU’s Institute ... Read More »

John Herron remembered as a man of ‘unfaltering faith’ and ‘unshakeable integrity’ at state funeral

JOHN Herron was a Renaissance man – world-class surgeon, senator, philanthropist, Harley Davidson rider, rugby enthusiast, husband, father and committed Catholic. A state funeral was held for Mr Herron at St Stephen’s Cathedral on Friday, March 1 and he was buried at Nudgee Cemetery. Mr Herron, who died aged 86, was a devoted husband of 60 years to Jan Kenny, ... Read More »

Archbishop Coleridge urges Catholics to face failures but look to all the good done by the Church

BRISBANE Archbishop Mark Coleridge has addressed the conviction of Cardinal George Pell in a letter to the entire community of the archdiocese urging parishioners to acknowledge the Church’s failures with child sexual abuse, but to recognise “a whole dimension” of good works carried out by the Church. In a rousing Sunday homily, Archbishop Coleridge also called on Catholics to keep ... Read More »

Life-changing – former circus performer leaps into ACU course and never looked back

JOHN Foster’s life has changed forever thanks to a ground-breaking education program that empowers disadvantaged Australians. The former travelling circus performer spoke last week at the Gaudete Centre at the Australian Catholic University of the immense joy he had received from participating in ACU’s Clemente program. Mr Foster (pictured) was one of a handful of alumni honoured at the event. ... Read More »

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