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Catholic principal’s Melbourne Cup win a slice of joy for Aussie battlers

Catholic principal’s Melbourne Cup win a slice of joy for Aussie battlers

AGAINST all odds, the Melbourne Cup did not pass into the hands of media moguls or foreign princes, but a bunch of Aussie battlers from drought-torn places like Gympie and Warwick. Among them was Assumption College, Warwick, principal Kort Goodman. “(It was) an amazing feeling and really quite surreal; we were obviously initially ecstatic but then really pinching ourselves,” Mr ... Read More »

Townsville Catholics to welcome new priest tonight

Townsville Catholics to welcome new priest tonight

TOWNSVILLE Deacon Emene Kelemete will be ordained at Ignatius Park College on October 31. In the lead-up to the ordination, Deacon Kelemete said his family life played a significant role in his path to priesthood. His family was something that encouraged him “to recognise the love of Christ in my life”, he said in a video on Townsville diocese’s Facebook ... Read More »

Former Queensland teacher takes final vows in Ganmain Dominican community

Former Queensland teacher takes final vows in Ganmain Dominican community

WHEN Jacqueline Ramsey got her first job as a teacher in 2008, she could have never imagined standing at the front of a classroom in a white habit. But that is exactly the life Sr Mary Dominica Ramsey has chosen with the Conventual Sisters of St Dominic in Ganmain. The former Queensland teacher from a family of nine professed her ... Read More »

PM Scott Morrison names Vinnies among administrators of new drought support program

PM Scott Morrison names Vinnies among administrators of new drought support program

THE St Vincent De Paul Society is playing a big part in new drought-support programs – that will allow rural families to access financial counselling, and pay for groceries and power bills as they fight one of the worst droughts on record. Prime Minister Scott Morrison visited Dalby on Queensland’s Western Downs on September 27 and named the St Vincent ... Read More »

Future Townsville priest joins family to thank supporters in moving video

Future Townsville priest joins family to thank supporters in moving video

PREPARING for ordination, Deacon Emene Kelemete has received “countless” well wishes on his journey. In a video posted on Facebook, Deacon Kelemete stood with his parents, Josef and Peteli, his siblings and partners, and nephews and nieces to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers. Deacon Kelemete is set to be ordained at Edmund Rice Hall at Ignatius Park College ... Read More »

North Queensland bishops say legalised euthanasia without improving palliative care is simply immoral

North Queensland bishops say legalised euthanasia without improving palliative care is simply immoral

TOWNSVILLE Bishop Tim Harris and Anglican North Queensland Bishop Keith Joseph have issued a joint statement criticising the latest push towards euthanasia by the Queensland Parliament. “As a society we rightly detest murder and suicide: for we rightly hold that human life is precious and should be protected,” the bishops said.  “Euthanasia is carried out either by helping someone end ... Read More »

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