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School children join global prayer relay for its recent Australia leg

MANY school children joined the Annual Global Rosary Relay 2020 for its Australian leg recently. Held on the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on June 19, the annual event is promoted by the international Worldpriest organisation and prays for the sanctification of priests and the Pope’s intentions. About 25 people gathered at Broken Bay diocese’s Our Lady of ... Read More »

Seeing your kids grow up is one of the big benefits in working from home

WHAT are the benefits of working from home? Seeing your kids grow up is definitely one of the advantages of working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, says Catholic father of five, Marco Motta. A data analyst who usually works in a busy office in Brisbane’s CBD, Dr Motta took delight in slipping away from his home desk to supervise ... Read More »

Bli Bli child care centre calms coronavirus fears with glistening activity

WHEN children at an outside school hours care centre in Bli Bli started saying they might die from coronavirus, director Isaac May decided to “change the script” on the pandemic with the help of glitter. Mr May said older children from Good Samaritan College, located in the rural Sunshine Coast town of Bli Bli, were passing on fears to younger ... Read More »

More than 750,000 Australian children are living in poverty, new report shows

MORE than 750,000 Australian children are living in poverty, part of a bleak snapshot in one of the wealthiest countries that the St Vincent de Paul Society says is setting the next generation up for failure. The 2020 Poverty in Australia Overview, released on February 21 by the Australian Council of Social Service and UNSW Sydney, shows one in six children ... Read More »

Helen Plant grateful for her small Impact in Uganda

Making a difference: Helen Plant showing off the hand-made Rosary beads from Uganda at the Impact stall at the Ignite Conference in Brisbane recently.

EDUCATION is what lifts a country out of poverty, says Helen Plant, who has returned from her fifth trip to the Holy Trinity Community in Masaka, Uganda. Mrs Plant and seven others from mission outreach group Impact Uganda, an Emmanuel Community ministry, met with sponsor children and community members over the course of two weeks. Impact supports about 120 Ugandan ... Read More »

Safeguarding audit rolling out across Brisbane Archdiocese ensuring child-safe institutions

THE Archdiocese of Brisbane is to undergo a groundbreaking full audit of its safeguarding practices starting next month. It means that 25 per cent of Brisbane’s 98 parishes and archdiocesan offices are likely to be audited – the first archdiocese in Australia to do so. “I welcome it,” Brisbane’s director of the Office for Safeguarding Services Mark Eustance said. “It’s ... Read More »

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