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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 »

Terry Lees finds his letter from St Paul in Mount Isa

CHRISTIANS are familiar with St Paul’s Letters – to people like the Romans, the Corinthians, Ephesians, Galatians – a huge part of the New Testament, but what about the Letter to Terry? We can read through the Letters of St Paul as many times as we like but we won’t find the one to “Terry”. Even so, there’s a Terry ... 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 »

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