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Queensland seal of confession proposals raise concerns about freedom of religion

Queensland seal of confession proposals raise concerns about freedom of religion

AUSTRALIAN Catholic Bishops Conference president Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge, doesn’t believe proposed Queensland laws to break the seal of confession would make children any safer. The state’s Labor Government has proposed legislation that would force priests to report admissions of child sexual abuse to police. “We understand why the Royal Commission made its recommendation on the seal and why the ... Read More »

Student military veterans finding post-service career paths thanks to new entry pathway at ACU

Student military veterans finding post-service career paths thanks to new entry pathway at ACU

FORMING post-service career paths is at the forefront of Australian Catholic University Brisbane Campus’ new entry pathway scheme for student military veterans launched last week.  In an Australian first, the new pathway scheme will make ACU the first Australian university to offer consistent entry requirements for veterans, regardless of state of residence and study. The pathway scheme fits into the ... Read More »

Love conquers death – Queensland bishops face euthanasia inquiry as combined Christian voice

Love conquers death – Queensland bishops face euthanasia inquiry as combined Christian voice

THE deepest expressions of love were found in moments of intense suffering, Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge told the Queensland parliamentary inquiry into aged care, end-of-life and palliative care and voluntary assisted dying. “Loneliness, depression and acute physical pain are a powerful cocktail which seems to be fuelling the call for euthanasia,” Archbishop Coleridge said. “Yet there is a power stronger ... Read More »

Aussie priest remembers East Timor’s troubled, violent beginnings and the glimmers of hope

Aussie priest remembers East Timor’s troubled, violent beginnings and the glimmers of hope

AMID the bullets and terror surrounding East Timor’s vote for independence, an Australian priest witnessed the depth of humanity, but he also saw courage, spirit and glimmers of hope. “The faith of the Timorese was completely powerful,” Jesuit Father Peter Hosking, who headed the Jesuit Refugee Service in East Timor at the time of the independence vote 20 years ago ... Read More »

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