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Vinnies going all the way to the PM for more money on social housing

Vinnies going all the way to the PM for more money on social housing

VINNIES’ national leader is seeking an urgent meeting with the Prime Minister to talk about housing as a separate call goes out for the Queensland Government to do more to avoid a “homelessness crisis”. The St Vincent de Paul Society’s national president Claire Victory was motivated to request a meeting with Prime Minister Scott Morrison after the release of the ... Read More »

Pregnancy safe house preparing for new intake of vulnerable mums

Pregnancy safe house preparing for new intake of vulnerable mums

THERE will be plenty of room at one guest house this Christmas after a Brisbane safe house successfully transitioned its last live-in mother into stable accommodation. Pregnancy Crisis is a volunteer-run service that provides practical support, including emergency accommodation, for women with unplanned or unexpected pregnancies. During the pandemic the organisation extended its crisis accommodation period for as long as ... Read More »

Parramatta bishop says Kangaroo Point situation ‘deplorable’

Parramatta bishop says Kangaroo Point situation ‘deplorable’

BISHOP Vincent Long has called for an end to the “deplorable” situation facing refugees and asylum seekers in the heart of Brisbane. Bishop Long, the Parramatta bishop who chairs the Australian Catholic Bishops’ Commission for Social Justice, was responding to reports that the health and wellbeing of men detained at a Kangaroo Point hotel continues to deteriorate. Brisbane refugee advocate ... Read More »

Bishop Barron praises Mary MacKillop’s efforts to renounce clerical abuse

Bishop Barron praises Mary MacKillop’s efforts to renounce clerical abuse

IN light of the McCarrick Report, detailing the abuse of disgraced ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Los Angeles auxiliary Bishop Robert Barron appeared on his Word on Fire podcast and praised a name familiar to Australians. Host Brandon Vogt asked Bishop Barron about how to understand the abuse crisis from a historic lens and how saints had responded to similar crises in ... Read More »

Catholic doctor who has reversed onset of endometrial cancer welcomes new research

Catholic doctor who has reversed onset of endometrial cancer welcomes new research

A TOOWOOMBA obstetrician who has treated women for a condition that, if left untreated, could lead to endometrial cancer has welcomed new Queensland research that has found the preventative effects of pregnancies. Dr Brendan Miller is a Catholic doctor trained in NaPro Technology, a women’s health science that corrects abnormal reproductive and gynaecological disorders, including conditions that could lead to ... Read More »

Rosies still makes it to Schoolies to help young people celebrate safely

Rosies still makes it to Schoolies to help young people celebrate safely

ROSIES volunteers parked near the corner of Cavill Avenue in Surfers Paradise were handing out cups of water and friendly chats despite fewer school leavers walking past their street van as official Gold Coast Schoolies events were scrapped amid COVID-19 concerns. Rosies Youth Mission volunteer and outreach manager Jonathon Cowley said normally the government puts on the two stages with ... Read More »

Brisbane churches open for Christmas Masses but registration required

Brisbane churches open for Christmas Masses but registration required

LIKE the Holy Family trekking all the way to Bethlehem to register for the census, all Brisbane Catholics must reach out to their local parish to register for Christmas Masses. Christmas Masses are among the most popular of the year and once COVID-safe capacities are reached, parish workers will have to turn people away and direct them to live- streamed ... Read More »

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