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Brisbane priest hoping for good hair day on feast of St Augustine

AUGUSTINIAN Father Francis Belcina might not have a monk’s tonsure, but his hair is still turning heads. The parish priest of St James’ Church, Coorparoo, and member of the Australian province of the Order of St Augustine, is growing his hair to raise money for his religious congregation’s newly established Vietnamese mission. Fr Belcina said he had not had a ... Read More »

Queensland election: The pro-life political parties committed to abortion law reforms

Pregnant woman

AHEAD of a Queensland’s October 31 election, Pauline Hanson’s One Nation Party has unveiled a detailed “Right to Life” policy that would roll back the state’s abortion laws. It means that the Liberal National Party, Katter’s Australian Party and One Nation have all committed to review or reform Labor’s Termination of Pregnancy Act (2018). The Act allows abortion on request ... Read More »

Catholic singles in Australia are hoping to find their spouse through a new matchmaker

WHEN Georgiana Pinwill realised her parents would never play matchmaker, she took finding her future husband into her own hands. The Australian actress, based in south west Queensland, has tried online dating, expanding her social media network, and is even going to apply for Farmer Wants a Wife. Some of Ms Pinwill’s experiences have turned into a few interesting dates. ... Read More »

Centacare is celebrating the resiliency of older Australians this Seniors Week

OUT with the knitting and in with the iPads. Okay, maybe not totally out with the knitting – but Desley Chorlton said people would be amazed by how quickly older Australians picked up on new technology. Mrs Chorlton is the Centacare Brisbane North and Moreton Bay area general manager and has been busy for Seniors Week, setting up events to ... Read More »

Job at inner city parish inspires property manager to become Catholic

JENNY Yu is working a job in Brisbane that has literally been life-changing. The employee for the Archdiocese of Brisbane’s Property and Building Services became a Catholic on August 2, nearly two years after taking a job at the Jubilee parish. In 2019, as part of her role in Property and Building Services, Ms Yu was asked to manage the ... Read More »

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