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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 »

Vulnerable children in out-of-home care receive post-pandemic support on family camp

Vulnerable children in out-of-home care receive post-pandemic support on family camp

EDMUND Rice Camps Queensland emerged from a COVID-enforced six-month break with a special treat for six families that achieved “amazing outcomes”. The organisation, which supports vulnerable and disadvantaged children, has been unable to hold any camps for the past six months due to COVID-19 restrictions. Its first one back happened to be its annual family camp, held recently with the ... Read More »

Christians arrested at coal protest call on Church to recognise climate impact

Christians arrested at coal protest call on Church to recognise climate impact

POLICE made three arrests as the group Faith in Climate Action staged an anti-coal protest in Brisbane on November 13. Protesters kneeled and prayed outside the office headquarters of Aurizon – Australia’s largest rail freight operator – concerned at the company’s mammoth coal-hauling operations. “I’m here today because I can’t sit back while the future of my little boy is at ... Read More »

Townsville bishop sends clear message to MPs on euthanasia

Townsville bishop sends clear message to MPs on euthanasia

EUTHANASIA legislation is a top priority for Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk but the rushed promise needs to get past Townsville Bishop Tim Harris first. The North Queensland bishop told The Catholic Leader he believed the returned Queensland Labor Government was “helping to facilitate a culture of death” with the promise to introduce voluntary assisted suicide legislation in February. “We’re now ... Read More »

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