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Council gives way on proposed parking plan outside St Francis’ West End

St Francis' Church West End

FEEDBACK from hundreds of inner-city parishioners and residents has swayed Brisbane City Council to scrap a controversial parking plan. “We won,” is how Dutton Park and South Brisbane parishes secretary Bernadette Maguire greeted the council decision, that threatened to cut access for the disabled and elderly attending the St Francis Church on Dornoch Terrace, West End. The plan was to ... Read More »

Catholic convert’s wooden necklace from mum turns out to be Rosary beads

NAOMI Fong’s mum saw she had an interest in Christianity and bought her a beaded wooden necklace with a cross on it when she was 15 years old. At the time, living with her family in New Zealand, Naomi was a believer but unbaptised, wandering the online wilderness through “anti-Catholic” websites searching for “something more”. “My family’s not Catholic,” the ... Read More »

Mount Alvernia students rally for refugees, raising awareness for people in detention centres

CATHOLIC students at Mount Alvernia College, Kedron, rallied in support of greater human rights of boat people when they marked National Refugee Week (June 14-24). “It’s something very relevant to us as Australians because of our treatment of refugees held in detention centres,” college outreach captain Maya Ballantine said. “If there is injustice in our country we have to acknowledge ... Read More »

John Herron remembered as a man of ‘unfaltering faith’ and ‘unshakeable integrity’ at state funeral

JOHN Herron was a Renaissance man – world-class surgeon, senator, philanthropist, Harley Davidson rider, rugby enthusiast, husband, father and committed Catholic. A state funeral was held for Mr Herron at St Stephen’s Cathedral on Friday, March 1 and he was buried at Nudgee Cemetery. Mr Herron, who died aged 86, was a devoted husband of 60 years to Jan Kenny, ... Read More »

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