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A pearl of wisdom from a grandmother on Mother’s Day

For Mother’s Day, I called up my Gran to see if she had any pearls of wisdom. Let’s see if this counts. MY Gran said her biggest regret in life was she never learned how to ride a horse. It was an inconsequential skill to regret, she said, but her regret was a good one to have. She was born ... Read More »

Townsville priests rally to bring message of hope to community

“WE must continue to minister to our communities through these difficult times,” Townsville Bishop Tim Harris told diocese priests via a Zoom meeting. “Over Easter more than 1000 people watched many of the Easter Triduum celebrations with many viewing daily Masses from the Sacred Heart Cathedral,” he said. Coronavirus restrictions had barred faithful from churches, but parishes continued to offer ... Read More »

Queensland’s Catholic schools focused on family support, not fast-tracking return to school

AMID COVID-19 restrictions being eased across the community, Queensland’s 307 Catholic schools won’t take up a federal government “incentive” to fast-track school funding to restart face-to-face teaching by the end of the month. “We want to focus on supporting the students, supporting our families and ensuring the pandemic has the minimal impact on the wellbeing of students and their learning,” ... Read More »

CEO’s to Sleepout at home for 2020 Vinnies fundraiser

THE Vinnies CEO Sleepout is going virtual and hi-tech so the popular fundraising event for the homeless can go ahead on June 18 despite any COVID-19 restrictions. Business and community leaders who usually come together for the annual event will instead curl up in cars, in their backyards and on couches right across Australia, with each participant joining an interactive, ... Read More »

Social distancing has made it harder for domestic and family violence survivors to get help

SOCIAL distancing measures have increased domestic and family violence pressures as women and children struggle to escape perpetrators isolated at home with them who limit their access to help, Centacare Domestic and Family Violence frontline workers say. “The risk that social isolation with the current pandemic raises is that domestic violence often happens in silence,” Centacare Maroochydore Family and Relationship ... Read More »

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