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New South Wales debates abortion-to-birth laws, MP disgusted how bill was being ‘rammed’ through

AUSTRALIAN state legislatures are falling like dominoes to radical abortion laws, with New South Wales the next state tabling abortion-to-birth legislation. The Reproductive Health Care Reform Bill 2019 passed the NSW lower house 59-31 just before 11pm on August 8.  It still has to pass the state senate. Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher condemned the introduction of the bill, which would ... Read More »

Two rivers meeting, hope for Solidarity – panel agrees future of Indigenous Australia full of hope

THE future for Indigenous Australians is full of hope, agreed the panellists at the 7th Annual Australian Catholic University Solidarity Dinner at Brisbane’s Hilton Hotel on July 31. Panellists Cape York Land Council chair Richie Ah Mat, Indigenous Corporations registrar Selwyn Button, ACU Vice-Chancellor Professor Greg Craven, 2016 Churchill Fellow Dr Doseena Fergie and Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge shed light ... Read More »

Legion of Mary active for 80 years in Queensland, saluting decades of service and a heart of prayer

THE Legion of Mary Queensland celebrated its 80th anniversary and its role in “strengthening belief and reconfirming the faith” with a Mass at St Stephen’s Cathedral, Brisbane. “Today we salute your members past and present for your commitment to the faith and its lived expression in the service you have offered the Church over these years,” Brisbane auxiliary Bishop Ken ... Read More »

Eritrean Catholic escapes ‘brutal dictatorship’ and settles in multicultural Australia, raising family

A BRISBANE father-of-three shudders when he thinks of the terror inside Eritrea. “It is a dictatorship, a brutal dictatorship,” former Eritrean Catholic school teacher Tek Tesfaldet said. “The country is a big prison. I got out.” Mr Tesfaldet (pictured) fled Eritrea without a passport 15 years ago, spending time in neighbouring Sudan, before eventually reaching Australia with the help of ... Read More »

Migrants and refugees bring energy and dynamism, says Bishop Vincent Long at Brisbane conference

PARRAMATTA Bishop Vincent Long has praised the contribution of waves of refugees and migrants to Australia during a seminar in Brisbane marking the start of a three-day national conference on Missionary Clergy and Religious in Australia. “Migrants and refugees always bring energy and dynamism to a new country,” Bishop Long said, speaking at the Ninth Bishop Joe Grech Memorial Colloquium ... Read More »

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