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Respected pathologist Dr Thomas Lynch remembered as uncompromising Catholic

RESPECTED Rockhampton pathologist , Dr Thomas Brendan Lynch, who helped cure amoebic meningitis, is being remembered as a deeply Catholic man who fought for life from conception to natural death. Dr Lynch was a scientist and pro-life Catholic doctor who spent most of his professional life in central Queensland. He died on November 28, 2020, aged 83, of pneumonia at ... Read More »

Daniel and Daryl Giles bringing hope to families living with autism

Daryl and Daniel Giles

DANIEL Giles has been thinking a lot about Heaven and the meaning of life since the coronavirus pandemic hit Australian shores. “I know Jesus talks about living life to the full, and I’ve kept thinking, ‘Hmm, what does life to the full really mean? Was I living life to the full before the pandemic?’,” Daniel said. But if you asked ... Read More »

Knights of Malta elect new head for one-year term

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Knights of Malta have elected Fra’ Marco Luzzago, a native of Brescia, Italy, and a member of the order since 1975, as its interim head. A statement released by the order Nov. 8 said Luzzago was elected to a one-year term as the order’s new lieutenant of the grand master. “The newly elected head of ... Read More »

Pope praying that more women be invited to Church leadership in October intentions

POPE Francis has declared October’s universal prayer intentions were that women be given greater leadership roles in the Church. In a video released at the start of the month, Pope Francis highlighted how women needed to be given greater roles “in areas of responsibility in the Church” because they “tend to be left aside”. It was not the first time ... Read More »

Cardinal George Pell meets with Pope Francis amid Vatican financial scandal

POPE Francis has welcomed Cardinal George Pell during a private Vatican meeting in the Apostolic Palace – their first meeting since the Australian cardinal’s child sexual abuse convictions were overturned. The Holy See released photos and a brief video clip of the meeting, an indication that both the Pope and Cardinal Pell wanted the warm and smiling reception to be ... Read More »

Open hearts are needed to give birth to an open world

Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge reflects on Pope Francis’ encyclical Fratelli Tutti ENCYCLICAL letters from popes don’t come all that often. They’re the highest form of papal teaching, addressed these days not just to Catholics or Christians but to all people of good will. The last one published by Pope Francis was in 2015 and it bore the title Laudato Si’ ... Read More »

Catholic Health Australia wants more Out of Hospital options


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 »

Diocesan Financial Administrator – Catholic Diocese of Armidale, NSW

Diocesan Financial Administrator The Diocese of Armidale is the home of the Catholic Church in New England and North West Slopes and Plains of NSW, covering 91,500 square kilometres, extending north to Tenterfield, south to Quirindi and as far west as Walgett and Mungindi. The Diocese has 24 parishes, 24 schools, 9 Centacare sites, Armidale Diocesan Investment Group and Saint ... Read More »

Queensland election: The pro-life political parties committed to abortion law reforms

Pregnant woman

AHEAD of a Queensland’s October 31 election, Pauline Hanson’s One Nation Party has unveiled a detailed “Right to Life” policy that would roll back the state’s abortion laws. It means that the Liberal National Party, Katter’s Australian Party and One Nation have all committed to review or reform Labor’s Termination of Pregnancy Act (2018). The Act allows abortion on request ... Read More »

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