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Indooroopilly church built in early 1960s wins major architecture award

Holy Family Church Indooroopilly

A SUBURBAN Brisbane Catholic Church described as “a freak of a building”, but also one of “unique beauty” has won the prestigious Enduring Architecture Award at the annual Queensland Architecture Awards. Holy Family Church, Indooroopilly designed by Brisbane architectural firm, Douglas and Barnes, was built in the early 1960s and is a rare example of modernist architecture in Brisbane. The ... Read More »

Cardinal Pell writes about the faith that sustained him through prison

Cardinal Pell

CARDINAL George Pell has written of his 13 months in jail in Victoria, isolated from other prisoners for his own protection, bearing witness to the toughness of daily life behind bars, but sustained by his Catholic faith. Writing on the American website First Things, a journal of religion and public life, Cardinal Pell, now 79, said he was despised by ... Read More »

New study shows Archdiocese of Brisbane contributes $2.5 billion to Queensland economy

Cathy Uechrtritz

A GROUNDBREAKING study shows the huge community contribution of the Catholic Church across south east Queensland. The Archdiocese of Brisbane makes a $2.5 billion contribution to the Queensland economy through its parishes, schools and agencies, employing 22,000 staff to carry out its work and has 14,000 volunteers. “I think even our own aren’t aware of how significant our contribution is ... Read More »

My child will continue to work from home, even if I am not

WORKING parents around the world would agree with me – Robert Adler is our hero. In 1956 the engineer and prolific inventor created a button that would save ears from the distress of offensive sounds. It was intended to block the noise of television ads, but during the pandemic, it has been the ultimate tool to silence the untimely convulsions ... Read More »

Pro-family policies like family tax reform will build a stronger Australian economy post-pandemic

AUSTRALIANS have been dealt a relatively good hand when it comes to government financial aid through the pandemic, with the likes of employment benefits and tax-return incentives. A new Deloitte Access Economics report released last week predicted Australia’s downturn would be significantly less than experienced by the rest of the world. “It says our downturn is going to be rather ... Read More »

Seal of confessional vital for some survivors of sexual abuse

A GROUP of survivors of sexual abuse have defended the Seal of Confession as a vital lifeline and aided their recovery. Their testimonies paints the confession box as a safe place to speak and ease their trauma, and contradicts the intent of new laws across Australia aimed at compelling priests to report child sexual abuse offences disclosed during confessions. South ... Read More »

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