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Queensland Christian voters contributed to ALP’s poor election result, report finds

PROFESSING Christians liked what they saw when, before the last election, Prime Minister Scott Morrison was photographed as the devout believer at prayer, right arm pointing to heaven. In simple terms, Labor’s election review found that one of the Prime Minister’s strengths was his ability to connect with people of faith – and this helped his Coalition gain ascendancy during ... Read More »

Brisbane students tell Plenary Council planners what they want for the Church

A BRISBANE student plenary assembly – the first held in Australia – has identified greater inclusion and equality for women, and a need for priests to be more tech-savvy as key issues for the Church today. “We are facing a crisis and we want to face it together, because the Catholic Church is important for Australia as a whole,” Brisbane ... Read More »

Emma Fradd says Australian parish music is dead – but not gone

CATHOLIC musician Emma Fradd likes the word revival. “I’m a direct communicator, because I think (revival) signifies that something is dead and lifeless,” Emma said. “And I think a lot of parish music in our country is dead.” Recognising there was a problem was the first step to solving it, and Emma, who is touring Brisbane parishes as part of ... Read More »

Centacare honours heroes at annual Awards event

“WE have had a lot of good feedback from the wives; and the husbands have come home and been really happy because they’ve actually been able to talk to other men and generally they don’t get that,” Centacare service delivery manager Felicity Arnold said. Ms Arnold helps to run Waminda Men’s Group, one of a number of groups that won ... Read More »

I spy something beginning with K: Josephite nun says Witness K and Bernard Collaery are scapegoats

AUSTRALIAN government officials have turned Witness K and his or her lawyer Bernard Collaery into scapegoats, Josephite Sister Susan Connelly said at a public forum about the espionage case at Brisbane City Hall on October 29. Senior Counsel Bret Walker, who at one stage represented Witness K, and Professor Clinton Fernandes, who had appeared on ABC television as a case ... Read More »

Catholic Health Australia slams ‘shocking’ aged care system allowing harmful neglect of residents

HEALTH industry leaders have demanded major changes following a shocking Royal Commission report describing the nation’s aged care as “cruel and harmful” and older Australians in nursing care as “just another body to be washed, fed and mobilised”. “It’s distressing to hear how the current system has failed to deliver older Australians the care, dignity and respect they deserve,” Catholic ... Read More »

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