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Catholic singles in Australia are hoping to find their spouse through a new matchmaker

WHEN Georgiana Pinwill realised her parents would never play matchmaker, she took finding her future husband into her own hands. The Australian actress, based in south west Queensland, has tried online dating, expanding her social media network, and is even going to apply for Farmer Wants a Wife. Some of Ms Pinwill’s experiences have turned into a few interesting dates. ... Read More »

Australian Fr Pat Harney, the oldest Carmelite in the world, remembered in live-stream funeral today

THE world’s oldest known Carmelite, who served nearly all the Carmelite parishes in Australian and New Zealand, was remembered in a live-streamed funeral today. Australian Carmelite Father Pat Harney died peacefully on July 17 – the day after the feast day of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, patroness of the Carmelite order. According to the Carmelites of Australia and Timor-Leste, ... Read More »

Pro-family policies like family tax reform will build a stronger Australian economy post-pandemic

AUSTRALIANS have been dealt a relatively good hand when it comes to government financial aid through the pandemic, with the likes of employment benefits and tax-return incentives. A new Deloitte Access Economics report released last week predicted Australia’s downturn would be significantly less than experienced by the rest of the world. “It says our downturn is going to be rather ... Read More »

Basketball star Atem Atem urging respect in his new role and for all people as violence rages across USA

A REFUGEE from Sudan and former student of Brisbane’s St James College says he understands the fear that young, African Americans feel when confronted by police. As Atem Atem watched last week’s protests over the death of George Floyd escalate into violence and arson in cities across the United States, he recalled his own experience while playing basketball at Northern ... Read More »

Sandgate Brighton parish gives thanks for blessings and hails Christ the King

CATHOLICS from the breezy Sandgate Brighton community take the Greek translation of the word “eucharist” quite literally every year. “Eucharist”, which derives from the Greek word “eucharistia”, means “thanksgiving”, and once a year, Catholics from Sandgate Brighton Catholic parish make a point of thanking God for their blessings at the end of each liturgical year. To close out 2019, the ... Read More »

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 »

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