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Lockdown set to end in Greater Brisbane, masks mandatory in churches for the next 10 days

GREATER Brisbane will come out of lockdown from 6pm tonight and transition to a rigorous set of restrictions over the next 10 days, including widespread use of masks particularly in shops, workplaces, public transport and churches. The restrictions remain in place for Brisbane, Logan, Ipswich, Moreton and Redlands until January 22. These restrictions are supposed to last until the typical ... Read More »

Greater Brisbane plunged into three-day lockdown to stop spread of UK COVID variant

People with low income face stress in the private rental market

GREATER Brisbane residents will go into a three-day lockdown from 6pm tonight until 6pm Monday night. The lockdown applies to people living in Brisbane, Logan, Ipswich, Moreton and Redlands. Masks are mandatory for those who will be going outside in those areas. People in lockdown areas will be allowed two visitors at their homes. Catholics will be unable to attend ... Read More »

Ethics of the investigation into prolific Brisbane sperm donor explained

A CATHOLIC priest who helped write the ethical guidelines on assisted reproductive technology said the actions of a sperm donor being investigated for fathering 23 children were illegal and unethical. Fr Kevin McGovern, who is based in Victoria, was a member of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) Working Committee that wrote the national ethical guidelines on the use of assisted reproductive ... Read More »

Pregnancy safe house preparing for new intake of vulnerable mums

THERE will be plenty of room at one guest house this Christmas after a Brisbane safe house successfully transitioned its last live-in mother into stable accommodation. Pregnancy Crisis is a volunteer-run service that provides practical support, including emergency accommodation, for women with unplanned or unexpected pregnancies. During the pandemic the organisation extended its crisis accommodation period for as long as ... Read More »

Parramatta bishop says Kangaroo Point situation ‘deplorable’

BISHOP Vincent Long has called for an end to the “deplorable” situation facing refugees and asylum seekers in the heart of Brisbane. Bishop Long, the Parramatta bishop who chairs the Australian Catholic Bishops’ Commission for Social Justice, was responding to reports that the health and wellbeing of men detained at a Kangaroo Point hotel continues to deteriorate. Brisbane refugee advocate ... Read More »

Meet the 101-year-old who couldn’t wait to return to Mass when churches reopened in Brisbane

TERRY Latchford sets the standard for Mass attendance in his parish. He’s 101 and was among the first to return to Sunday Mass when churches re-opened around Brisbane during the COVID pandemic lockdown. Fr Ladu Yanga, parish priest at St Rita’s, Victoria Point, is inspired by Terry’s commitment and said he was an inspiration to other parishioners. Seeing Terry walk ... Read More »

Brisbane deacon to join largest Catholic apologetics conference this weekend

BRISBANE Deacon Peter Pellicaan was joining a line-up of speakers including Scott Hahn, Catholic Answers’ Trent Horn and Dr Peter Kreeft at the Virtual Catholic Apologetics Conference running from October 23-25. The conference was the brainchild of Australian podcaster Matt Fradd, who projected it to be the “largest apologetics conference ever”. Mr Fradd, who had previously worked in Brisbane as ... Read More »

This Franciscan nun is delivering love, care and hot meals to those in need across Brisbane

SOME of Brisbane’s homeless call her “Santa”, but Sr Salvacion Bunao likes to think of herself just as a nun serving the vulnerable, inspired and challenged by the Pope. The Franciscan Immaculatine Sister, who works alongside the Capuchins at South Brisbane, has been personally delivering food and good cheer to vulnerable members of her community, including elderly parishioners, families and ... Read More »

Brisbane youth group a walking blessing for COVID-hit poor in India

YOUNG Catholics from the Kingston-Marsden parish are walking on air after raising more than $7000 for some of India’s most vulnerable citizens by trekking through the Logan suburbs. Members of the Maxmilian Kolbe parish youth group set a challenge to raise money for two organisations run by Catholic religious congregations in India by each walking 50km over 21 days. The ... Read More »

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