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Catholic colleges printing thousands of face shields for frontline healthcare workers

Daniel Davison making face shields at Iona College

BRISBANE Catholic Colleges have been putting resources to good use assisting in making face masks for health workers on the coronavirus frontline. Iona College, Lindum and Padua College, Kedron, are among schools working around-the-clock to produce mask frames using 3D printers – an important contribution towards ending a shortage of personal protective equipment. Both schools were alerted to a call ... Read More »

Pope Francis prays for people who ‘suffer an unjust sentence’ hours after Cardinal Pell released

JUST hours after Cardinal George Pell was released from gaol Pope Francis spoke during Mass about the “persecution that Jesus suffered” and prayed for those “who suffer an unjust sentence”.  The High Court of Australia acquitted Cardinal Pell of child sexual abuse during a brief sitting in Brisbane yesterday (April 7), allowing the 78-year-old to be driven free from Victoria’s ... Read More »

Cardinal George Pell acquitted by High Court, freed from Barwon Prison

CARDINAL George Pell has been released from prison after the High Court of Australia quashed his child sexual assault convictions. The 78-year-old, was serving a six years prison term, and has spent more than 400 days behind bars in Victorian jails. “I have consistently maintained my innocence while suffering from a serious injustice, ” Cardinal Pell said in a statement ... Read More »

Prayers flow for wife of former Brisbane youth minister as couple awaits COVID-19 test results

CATHOLICS worldwide are praying for Cameron Fradd, the wife of Australian-born Catholic apologist Matt Fradd, who was rushed to hospital over the weekend while awaiting test results for COVID-19. Mr Fradd, who lives in the United States but worked as the youth ministry coordinator for Darra-Jindalee parish in 2005, announced on the Patreon page for his popular podcast, Pints with ... Read More »

High Court to rule on Cardinal George Pell’s appeal tomorrow

THE High Court will rule tomorrow whether Cardinal George Pell was wrongly jailed after being convicted on five counts of child sexual abuse. Among the possibilities are that 78-year-old Cardinal Pell could be released after spending just over 400 days behind bars. He was found guilty by a jury in late 2018. The court ruling will be announced amid COVID-19 ... Read More »

Shane Dwyer writes about getting the Lent we need

A COLLEAGUE of mine is overseas as I write this. Along with many others, he is now caught up in the precautions to limit the spread of the Covid-19 virus. We are not going to see him for a while, although he conscientiously keeps in touch via email and phone. We miss having him around – his quirky, faith-filled presence ... Read More »

Families can use self-isolation to bolster domestic church with Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

CORONAVIRUS precautions are keeping people inside their homes but Brisbane catechist Anne Delsorte believes calls for self-isolation are a blessing in disguise for Catholic families. The director of the Graceville Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, which provides children as young as three Christian formation based on the principles of child educator Maria Montessori, said the global coronavirus pandemic could be ... Read More »

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