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The Catholic Leader has been affected by recent changes to news content on Facebook

Various front covers of The Catholic Leader since 1929

THE Catholic Leader Facebook page has had its posts blocked and its news made unavailable to view, engage with or share under recent changes by the social media giant in response to proposed legislation by the Federal Government. Facebook has blocked Australians from viewing both domestic and international news organisations, including The Catholic Leader. The changes were sparked by legislation, ... Read More »

The Catholic Leader senior journalist Ray Owen mourned

RAY Owen, who served Brisbane archdiocese for many years as a loyal and dedicated journalist, has died at the age of 81. Mr Owen died at The Wesley Hospital in Brisbane on October 15 after a long illness. He had worked as a senior journalist at The Catholic Leader for more than two decades from 1981, retiring in September 2002. ... Read More »

Catholic journalist, who could make the surest politicians sweat, remembered among the best

VETERAN TV interviewer Mike Willesee was one of Australia’s great news and current affairs storytellers. Simply put, the veteran TV interviewer and presenter, media entrepreneur and sports fan, who died aged 76 last week after battling throat cancer, knew how to communicate well. The son of Labor Senator Don Willesee, young Mike (pictured) grew up a Catholic but drifted away ... Read More »

There’s a problem when God’s people don’t support Catholic media

Catholic media

THE Catholic Church is not getting much good press of late.  The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has made the Church an easy target for the media and deservedly so.  Mother Teresa made headlines for a few days with her canonisation, but always paired with negative connotations regarding her legacy. This is the state of mainstream ... Read More »

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