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Cardinal Pell describes reaction to prosecutors, reporters and police in first television interview

Cardinal George Pell in Andrew Bolt interview

CARDINAL George Pell says he was “so incensed” at prosecutors who handled child sexual assault allegations against him, but holds no ill will towards the complainant in the case that resulted in his 13 months behind bars.  In his first TV interview since release from prison on April 7, Cardinal Pell also accused Victoria Police and the national broadcaster, the ... Read More »

Catholic school students ready for lessons at home during Term 2

QUEENSLAND’S Catholic school students will be learning at home for the first five weeks of Term 2, with schools only open for the children of essential workers. The measures are in line with arrangements announced by Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk to slow the spread of COVID-19. Queensland Catholic Education Commission executive director Dr Lee-Anne Perry said Catholic schools had spent many ... Read More »

Cardinal Pell describes his time behind bars in world exclusive interview

Cardinal Pell relaxing after release in prison

AFTER being released from prison, Cardinal George Pell has revealed he is ashamed of the Catholic Church for the way it dealt with the “cancer” of child sex abuse in the past. “There are two levels. One is the crimes itself, … and then treating it so inadequately for so long,” Cardinal Pell has said in an excerpt from an ... Read More »

Lessons on how to homeschool your children from Catholic mums

ELOISE Bird can thank the coronavirus pandemic for reviving her teaching career, even if her new classroom is also her home. The Catholic mother of three hasn’t taught in a classroom since her six-year-old son, Isaac, was born, but for health precautions, she, like thousands of Australian parents, is keeping her children out of school. “I just feel there are ... Read More »

Lockdown trouble for people sleeping rough in Brisbane, services growing scarcer

EVERYTHING from food services to public showers were growing scarce for Brisbane’s homeless population under increasing restrictions imposed in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Emmanuel City Mission director Roby Curtis said their operations had reduced to comply with state and federal restrictions, but they were committed to “meet the need”. The South Brisbane homelessness centre had reduced its hours ... Read More »

Parish nurse recommends spiritual medicine to combat coronavirus

WE know to wash our hands for the time it takes to say the Our Father, and it’s abundantly clear how close we can be to the nearest person in the supermarket. But in addition to these obligatory recommendations from Australian health officials, parish nurse Leonie Rastas also believes Australians should improve their spiritual health while in self-isolation. The co-founder ... Read More »

Prayers and tributes flow for former Iona student who died after shark attack

TRIBUTES are flowing for former Iona College student who died after a shark attack on the southern Great Barrier Reef. Queensland Parks and Wildlife ranger Zach Robba, aged 23 was flown to Gladstone Hospital with life threatening injuries, but died. Mr Robba was part of a group of rangers undertaking research and essential maintenance on North West Island. “This was ... Read More »

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