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Hidden homeless need attention, it isn’t always obvious who is and isn’t struggling, Vinnies warns

HOMELESSNESS is on the rise in Australia and work is being done to fight it, but Vinnies warns there are factors that often remain hidden from public view. St Vincent de Paul Society National Council of Australia chief executive officer Toby O’Connor welcomed the Federal Government’s focus on emergency accommodation for a growing number of Australians.  But he said housing ... Read More »

Our Lady of the Rosary prays all five decades – Kenmore parish celebrates the life of the church

OUR Lady of the Rosary Church, Kenmore, was bursting with parishioners – inaugural and newcomers – celebrating the church building’s 50 years of sacramental nourishment and devotion on July 13. Kenmore parish priest Fr Mark Franklin said it was a day full of joy and community spirit where people from musicians and choristers to lunch organisers and groundskeepers could work ... Read More »

Act of healing injustice – reparation for 10,000 Indigenous workers who had wages stolen

AN historic agreement to pay lost wages to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders as an act of healing, has been welcomed by a Catholic human rights advocate.  “This is quite a significant step forward to healing divisions and creating a possibility for greater trust and respect,” Archdiocese of Brisbane Catholic Justice and Peace Commission executive officer Peter Arndt said. On ... Read More »

Lack of government planning means most vulnerable could die before quality care arrives

AGED care is reaching crisis point, with a Catholic healthcare chief warning lack of government planning means our most vulnerable could die before they receive the high-level care they required.  Catholic Health Australia chief executive Suzanne Greenwood told an aged-care and end-of-life inquiry in Brisbane the waiting list for vulnerable seniors to receive the Level 4 package, was two years ... Read More »

Canossian Daughters of Charity celebrate 70 years of mission, charity, love in Australia

THE world and its wounds changed shape over the past 70 years and the Canossian Daughters of Charity evolved with them, cherishing the experience of walking with the poor in Australia. The Canossian Sisters celebrated their Australian 70th anniversary Mass, at Canossa Chapel, Oxley, last Sunday.  Brisbane auxiliary Bishop Ken Howell was the celebrant. Canossian Sister Melissa Dwyer (pictured with ... Read More »

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