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Brisbane deacon and veteran reveals dismay over shocking SAS war crimes

Brisbane deacon and veteran reveals dismay over shocking SAS war crimes

By Deacon Gary Stone LIKE many of the 750,000 living veterans in Australia, more than 120,000 of them in Brisbane archdiocese, I have spent the past few days struggling with a diverse range of emotions, from shock to disgust, to anger and grief, as we have become more aware of criminal behaviour by rogue operators within the Special Air Service ... Read More »

Margaret Somerville says good citizens need to do more than vote for the right leader

Margaret Somerville says good citizens need to do more than vote for the right leader

IF you voted in the recent Queensland state election and you think you’ve done your job for another four years, or if the people of the United States think they have too, leading Australian bioethicist Professor Margaret Somerville has news for you. Professor Somerville, who is Professor of Bioethics at Notre Dame University in Sydney, suggested there was more to ... Read More »

New McCrindle report finds Australians are spiritually hungry despite anti-Christian narrative

New McCrindle report finds Australians are spiritually hungry despite anti-Christian narrative

RELIGION and spirituality is becoming more important to Australians than ever before, according to a new report that could inspire Christian leaders to be more proactive in evangelisation and outreach. The new report by McCrindle Research reveals key trends that could help church leaders buck the dominant perception that Australia is an increasingly secular nation, including data that shows Australians ... Read More »

More than 2.5 million people are still isolated in the pandemic

More than 2.5 million people are still isolated in the pandemic

OLDER people and families without adequate internet access, and vulnerable Australians are among those who have suffered the most isolation during the COVID-19 crisis, a new report has found. Almost all Australians have the internet available, and most have adapted to pandemic restrictions by changing their habits – from face-to-face to online socialising, shopping, and even attending Mass online. However ... Read More »

Queensland Christian leaders shocked and disappointed by government decision to fast-track euthanasia laws

Queensland Christian leaders shocked and disappointed by government decision to fast-track euthanasia laws

LEADERS of Queensland’s largest Christian churches are shocked and disappointed after the Queensland Premier revealed a Labor plan to fast-track voluntary assisted dying (VAD) legislation if it wins the state election on October 31.  Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk used Labor’s election launch on October 18, a day before early voting started, to promise she would introduce legislation into Parliament in February ... Read More »

Almost a third of Australians experience food insecurity in 2020

Almost a third of Australians experience food insecurity in 2020

AN annual Foodbank report reveals a surge in demand at food charities across Australia during the COVID-19 crisis, with young people hardest hit, while casual workers and international students are among the “newly food insecure”. The report released at the start of Poverty Week, shows 65 per cent of Australia’s food-insecure are 18 to 25-year-olds going without food at least ... Read More »

Church workers say Christians families not immune to domestic violence ‘pandemic’

Church workers say Christians families not immune to domestic violence ‘pandemic’

SURGING domestic violence cases during the COVID-19 crisis is a pandemic within a pandemic, according to Church workers on the frontline of domestic violence education and prevention. They say Church communities “provided no immunity” to the domestic violence scourge. Months of restrictions have created “a perfect storm” of conditions with stay-at-home orders, school closures, and many workers laid off or ... Read More »

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