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Queensland Christian voters contributed to ALP’s poor election result, report finds

Queensland Christian voters contributed to ALP’s poor election result, report finds

PROFESSING Christians liked what they saw when, before the last election, Prime Minister Scott Morrison was photographed as the devout believer at prayer, right arm pointing to heaven. In simple terms, Labor’s election review found that one of the Prime Minister’s strengths was his ability to connect with people of faith – and this helped his Coalition gain ascendancy during ... Read More »

Discerning the ‘voice of God’ among the people of Brisbane

Discerning the ‘voice of God’ among the people of Brisbane

HUNDREDS of Catholics who attended the Brisbane Assembly have returned to their parishes, communities and agencies invigorated with a message to “listen to the voice of God” and “hold your nerve” in discerning what is needed by the Church at this time.  “I’ve come out very hope-filled – just to hear that we have to listen to everyone,” 21-year-old Thomas ... Read More »

Sydney Bishop Anthony Randazzo named shepherd for Broken Bay

Sydney Bishop Anthony Randazzo named shepherd for Broken Bay

QUEENSLAND’S former seminary rector Bishop Anthony Randazzo has been named the fourth bishop of Broken Bay diocese. Bishop Anthony Randazzo, who oversaw training for priests at Holy Spirit Seminary Queensland for seven years, will shepherd Catholics across Sydney’s north shore and the New South Wales central coast. The 53 year old has always been a favourite in Queensland, having been ... Read More »

Rockhampton diocese shows small growth in Catholic numbers as others shrink

Rockhampton diocese shows small growth in Catholic numbers as others shrink

ROCKHAMPTON is one of the few dioceses in Australia that has seen an increase in Catholic numbers in recent years, while Brisbane numbers have dropped slightly in line with a national trend. Drawing on Australian Bureau of Statistics data from the 2016 Census, new reports prepared by the National Centre for Pastoral Research provide insights into the demographics of the ... Read More »

I was crippled with endometriosis for 12 years. This women’s health science changed my life

I was crippled with endometriosis for 12 years. This women’s health science changed my life

SINCE Emma Watkins opened up about living with endometriosis on Australian Story in 2018, more Australian women have shared about their painful existence with the disease. Last month, the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare released a report showing one in nine women in Australia is diagnosed with endometriosis by the time they turn 40. Sally Hood, a mother of one ... Read More »

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