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Australians in loneliness epidemic despite nation excelling in employment, social connectedness

Australia facing loneliness epidemic

A CONTRADICTION was exposed in the 2019 Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report card released on September 11.  The report lauded Australia’s achievements in the past two years.  We had record-level employment rates, 97 per cent civic engagement and 743 million volunteering hours a year.  Australia was top-three globally in “life satisfaction” and “social connectedness”.  Then, a contradiction – ... Read More »

Springfield shares about its Divine Renovation experience and invites all to open house

SPRINGFIELD parish has called in the renovators, but it isn’t for their church – it’s for the un-churched and the de-churched. Parish priest Fr Mauro Conte and parish evangelisation director Vanessa Comninos (pictured) are welcoming everyone in Brisbane archdiocese to join them for the Divine Renovation open house at Our Lady of the Southern Cross Church on September 21. Divine ... Read More »

Archbishop Mark Coleridge says the Church is not about to ‘butt out’ of debates over environment

ARCHBISHOP Mark Coleridge says the Church is not about to “butt out” of debates over environmental concerns. Archbishop Coleridge offered that assurance in his response to a presentation given in Brisbane by president of the Oceania Federation of Catholic Bishops Conferences Archbishop Peter Loy Chong of Suva, Fiji. Archbishop Chong gave first-hand insight into the plight of Pacific islanders affected ... Read More »

Blasphemous art shame – peaceful vigil bears public witness of devotion to Our Blessed Mother

ABOUT 80 people have held a peaceful prayer vigil outside a Brisbane university art gallery, in protest against a “blasphemous” artwork depicting the Virgin Mary cradling male genitalia. A vigil organiser said the aim was “to bear public witness to our faith and devotion to our Blessed Mother, and to make public reparation to her immaculate Heart for this grave ... Read More »

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