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Respected pathologist Dr Thomas Lynch remembered as uncompromising Catholic

Respected pathologist Dr Thomas Lynch remembered as uncompromising Catholic

RESPECTED Rockhampton pathologist , Dr Thomas Brendan Lynch, who helped cure amoebic meningitis, is being remembered as a deeply Catholic man who fought for life from conception to natural death. Dr Lynch was a scientist and pro-life Catholic doctor who spent most of his professional life in central Queensland. He died on November 28, 2020, aged 83, of pneumonia at ... Read More »

Deacon Ashwin Acharya ordained in Rockhampton

Deacon Ashwin Acharya ordained in Rockhampton

DEACON Ashwin Acharya felt like he was floating in the middle of Rockhampton’s St Joseph’s Cathedral, soaking in the prayers of his friends, family and saints, at the height of his ordination Mass to the transitional diaconate last Wednesday. “I was going to lie down and pray the responses, ‘pray for us, pray for us’, with all the saints being ... Read More »

Townsville bishop sends clear message to MPs on euthanasia

Townsville bishop sends clear message to MPs on euthanasia

EUTHANASIA legislation is a top priority for Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk but the rushed promise needs to get past Townsville Bishop Tim Harris first. The North Queensland bishop told The Catholic Leader he believed the returned Queensland Labor Government was “helping to facilitate a culture of death” with the promise to introduce voluntary assisted suicide legislation in February. “We’re now ... Read More »

Longtime Labor supporter Bishop James Foley laments ALP’s death policies

Longtime Labor supporter Bishop James Foley laments ALP’s death policies

CAIRNS Bishop James Foley – a Labor supporter all his life – says he’s disenfranchised by the party’s stand on abortion and euthanasia – and has doubts about how he will cast his vote in the Queensland election. A moral voice for Catholics in the state’s far north, Bishop Foley has written a letter to the Cairns Post and featured ... Read More »

Indigenous community in far north Queensland says euthanasia is against Aboriginal culture

Indigenous community in far north Queensland says euthanasia is against Aboriginal culture

MANY indigenous Queenslanders hold grave concerns about voluntary assisted dying (VAD), finding it frightening and at odds with their culture, according to Church leaders. If Queensland politicians pass VAD laws, Townsville Bishop Harris has warned fear of euthanasia would weaken cultural ties and “lead to indigenous people shying away from medical help when it’s needed, particularly in remote regions”. After ... Read More »

Townsville Bishop calls out Queensland premier’s ‘backflip’ on euthanasia legislation

Townsville Bishop calls out Queensland premier’s ‘backflip’ on euthanasia legislation

TOWNSVILLE Bishop Tim Harris has added to the voice of Queensland Church leaders by criticising Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk for “playing with peoples’ emotions”, after she promised to rush through Voluntary Assisted Dying legislation if Labor wins the state election on October 31. Ms Palaszczuk used a campaign launch on October 18 to announce Labor would fast-track VAD legislation by introducing ... Read More »

Bishops write letter to Queenslanders stressing the sanctity of human life

Bishops write letter to Queenslanders stressing the sanctity of human life

SIX of Queensland’s Catholic bishops have written a pastoral letter warning of the consequences of legalising euthanasia. The letter, to all Catholic Queenslanders and the wider community, stresses the sanctity of life and recognising that all of creation is sacred. “Societies in which life is cheap suffer from many maladies and injustices,” the bishops said.  With Queensland gearing up for ... Read More »

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