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Queensland’s first Creighton educator ready to teach aspiring practitioners the life-giving method

Queensland’s first Creighton educator ready to teach aspiring practitioners the life-giving method

FERTILITY specialist Cathryn Marshall is on a mission to rid the world of the agony of infertility and she’s looking for other women to join her. Since 2015, the Brisbane-based fertility practitioner and registered nurse has helped hundreds of women and couples fall pregnant using a natural, Church-approved method, the Creighton Method FertilityCare System. Now the mother-of-four has taken her ... Read More »

Catholic groups struggle to help refugees released into Brisbane community

Catholic groups struggle to help refugees released into Brisbane community

CHURCH groups in Brisbane are scrambling to support more than 100 refugees and asylum seekers released into the community in recent weeks. The refugees and asylum seekers, including families with children, were released from community detention on bridging visas. Rebecca Lim, a Catholic refugee advocate, said these people had been living in community detention around Brisbane in houses leased by ... Read More »

Australian consultant Jacqui Remond working on Vatican COVID-19 response team

Australian consultant Jacqui Remond working on Vatican COVID-19 response team

JACQUI Remond is enjoying the challenge of her role in the Church’s mapping of a post-COVID world – including her late-night connections with Rome. Ms Remond, based in Sydney, is co-founder of the Global Catholic Climate Movement and a Laudato Si’ consultant, and the Rome discussions are part of her involvement with the Vatican COVID-19 Commission. Pope Francis established the ... Read More »

Mother of Qaeden Bayles tells disability royal commission of lasting impact of bullying

Mother of Qaeden Bayles tells disability royal commission of lasting impact of bullying

BRISBANE indigenous woman Yarraka Bayles, mother of a boy with dwarfism, has appeared before a disability royal commission offering impassioned witness about the impact of bullying in schools. “It chips, it festers, it boils up,” Ms Bayles told commissioners as she gave evidence in Brisbane. Her son, nine-year-old Quaden Bayles made global headlines in February when vision emerged of him ... Read More »

Stuartholme girls end senior year by raising $36,000 for cancer research

Stuartholme girls end senior year by raising $36,000 for cancer research

HAYLEY Bowden and Lucy Baker have less hair than when they started Grade 12, but it’s not from the stress of navigating boarding school during a pandemic. The vice-captains and boarders of Stuartholme School, Brisbane’s only Catholic girls boarding school, shaved their heads for cancer to a live-stream audience on October 9. The pair were among 36 Year 12 students ... Read More »

St Maximilian Kolbe parish, rich in community spirit, celebrates 40 years

St Maximilian Kolbe parish, rich in community spirit, celebrates 40 years

ST Maximilian Kolbe Parish has never been a wealthy parish but always rich in community spirit. Parish priests, past and present, vouch for that as the Kingston Marsden parish in the heart of Logan City celebrates its 40th anniversary this weekend (October 17 and 18). There will be two anniversary Masses – a Special Remembrance Mass for deceased parishioners on ... Read More »

Study on safety of gender diverse students could be useful for schools

Study on safety of gender diverse students could be useful for schools

YOUTH-serving Catholic entities that work with children and young people could benefit from a recent study into the climate safety perceptions of gender diverse students, child protection researchers have said. Douglas Russell and Professor Darryl Higgins from ACU’s Institute of Child Protection Studies contributed to research into how safe female, male and gender diverse youth, or those who choose not ... Read More »

Bioethicist unpacks Samaritanus Bonus and idea of ‘remaining’ with the dying

Bioethicist unpacks Samaritanus Bonus and idea of ‘remaining’ with the dying

A LEADING bioethicist said having read Samaritanus Bonus (The Good Samaritan), the latest letter from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, one idea stood out above the others – “remaining”. The letter, which was published on September 22, taught and clarified Church teaching on end-of-life care and euthanasia. It drew on the story of Christ’s own end-of-life care. ... Read More »

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