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Calls for increase to Newstart because people are skipping meals and missing medication

Calls for increase to Newstart because people are skipping meals and missing medication

AUSTRALIA’S peak welfare body wants the Federal Government to add $95 to the Newstart allowance because it says costs of living are unliveable on the current payment. Australian Council of Social Services, of which Catholic Social Services Australia was a member, increased its original demand for $75 a week to $95, saying the situation had become more urgent. ACOSS chief ... Read More »

Meet Cynthia Rowan, Brisbane archdiocese’s new reconciliation action plan officer

Meet Cynthia Rowan, Brisbane archdiocese’s new reconciliation action plan officer

ABORIGINAL educator Cynthia Rowan has taken on the important task of raising Indigenous awareness and introducing a reconciliation action plan (RAP) into the Archdiocese of Brisbane. “The concept of reconciliation is to build a respectful relationship between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and the broader Australian community – in this case the Catholic community,” 68-year-old Ms Rowan, a parishioner ... Read More »

Upcoming Brisbane forum invites local parishes to discuss ways of Living Laudato Si’ in practice

Upcoming Brisbane forum invites local parishes to discuss ways of Living Laudato Si’ in practice

AGAINST the backdrop of a summer of unprecedented bushfires across Australia, Brisbane Catholics are preparing for a forum on the Church response to the broad range of today’s environmental and social justice issues in the light of faith. Our Lady Queen of Apostles Parish, Stafford, is hosting the forum – Care for Our Common World: Living Laudato Si’ … Think ... Read More »

Marian Valley chapel may hasten path to canonisation for Blessed Peter To Rot

Marian Valley chapel may hasten path to canonisation for Blessed Peter To Rot

PAPUA New Guinean priest Carmelite Father Paul Sireh hopes the first chapel built in honour of Blessed Peter To Rot outside of PNG could speed up his canonisation process. Fr Sireh, the chaplain to the PNG Catholic community in Australia, said a new chapel for Blessed Peter To Rot at Marian Valley was an important step in promoting his cause ... Read More »

Connecting with our saintly dead – the holy purpose of relics

Connecting with our saintly dead – the holy purpose of relics

WHEN Angela Grounds received a precious container from her mum years ago, the parting gift came with a warning. “Mum said to me, ‘Don’t ever lose it, this is St Thérèse’,” Mrs Grounds recalled. That gift, a tiny circular box, housed a set of Rosary beads, and inside the crucifix at the tail of the beaded chain was a tiny ... Read More »

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