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Catholic Health Australia wants more Out of Hospital options

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A CATHOLIC research paper handed to the Federal Government proposes a radical shake-up in the way health care is delivered to Australians who could be treated at home rather than in hospital. The Catholic Health Australia paper, entitled Out of Hospital Care in Australia – advancing health’s ‘missing sector’, argues that shifting to a hospital-in-the-home approach could provide better treatment ... Read More »

Golden Wedding anniversary Mass a reminder of abounding love in dire times

BRISBANE Archbishop Mark Coleridge led 45 couples in celebrating marital milestones at the Golden Wedding Anniversary Mass at St Stephen’s Cathedral on September 26. Among the reduced-numbers crowd, owing to coronavirus restrictions, was Raymond and Sheila Thurlow whose wedding anniversary is this week on October 9. Mr and Mrs Thurlow married at St Finbarr’s Church, Ashgrove, and have three children. ... Read More »

Zach Woodward’s podcast could help teachers evangelise in the classroom

WHEN Zach Woodward made the transition from Catholic youth ministry to school teacher, he stumbled on the question of how to pass on the faith to his students without losing them on the first day. The primary school teacher realised by trial and error that his youth ministry experience meant nothing in the classroom if he wasn’t working hard on ... Read More »

John and Lorraine McNamara look back on a ‘rosy’ 50 years

FIFTY years almost to the hour of the wedding bells, John and Lorraine McNamara re-joined their bridal party and celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on September 5. Among their almost 50 guests, including family and friends, was Redcliffe parish priest Fr Bob Harwood, who gave a blessing to the anniversary couple. “It was an excellent day, absolutely wonderful,” Mr McNamara ... Read More »

The death of a friend spurs Sr Patricia Fox onward in her campaign against oppression in the Philippines

THE brutal killing of another Filipino rights activist is fresh in the mind of Sr Patricia Fox – spurring the 73-year-old Australian nun to keep campaigning against oppression in the Philippines. Randall Echanis, 72, a peasant leader who chaired the left-wing Anakpawis party-list and was a peace consultant, was stabbed many times and shot in the head in his apartment ... Read More »

Nine seminarians take their next steps on the path to priesthood

TOOWOOMBA Bishop Robert McGuckin celebrated a Mass for nine seminarians who took their next steps towards priesthood at Holy Spirit Chapel, Banyo, on September 17. Bishop McGuckin instituted five men to the ministry of lector and four to the ministry of acolyte. Seminary formation director Fr Frank Jones said it was fantastic to see the seminarians taking their next steps ... Read More »

Vinnies bulletin pinpoints the false arguments supporting euthanasia

IN the lead-up to Queensland’s election next month members and volunteers of the St Vincent de Paul Society have been reminded of their organisation’s commitment to promote “the culture of life”, and take a stand against euthanasia. With the Queensland Government promising to push ahead with euthanasia legislation (Voluntary Assisted Dying), Vincentians are reminded in their latest spiritual development and ... Read More »

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