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‘The house that Queensland built’

Hummingbird House

QUEENSLAND’S has officially opened a hospice for children with life-limiting conditions and their families.  Hummingbird House, which officially opened last week, is only the third children’s hospice in Australia.  In stark comparison, the United Kingdom has 53 children’s hospices.  The Queensland-first is an eight-bed facility, providing a wide range of services including – short stay breaks, symptom management, family wellbeing, ... Read More »

Catholic school donates to ‘good Australians’ healing from abortions

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COUNSELLORS supporting women and men affected by an abortion experience have welcomed a $1500 donation from a Brisbane Catholic college. Brisbane counselor Gwen Winterscheidt of Rachel’s Vineyard, a Catholic ministry that facilitates healing retreats for post-abortive women and men, said the school had answered their prayers for financial support for an upcoming event. The group had begun plans for a ... Read More »

Catholics were reading the leaked Nauru Files in public when the Senate proposed an Inquiry into the document

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CATHOLIC refugee advocates including a Dominican priest who last week delivered public readings of the Nauru Files say a Senate inquiry into the leaked document needs to demand closure of the camps. During a 10-hour reading of more than 2000 reports outside the Department of Immigration and Border Protection in Brisbane on September 12, the Upper House passed a motion ... Read More »

Rob Pyne’s new abortion bill worse than the first, pro-life groups say

Pro-life flash mob

PRO-life leaders say a new Queensland private member’s bill seeking to clarify abortion access after 24 weeks’ gestation is an extreme “con job”. Cairns MP Rob Pyne proposed a new bill, titled the Health (Abortion Law Reform) Amendment Bill 2016, to regulate the procurement of abortions for women more than 24 weeks pregnant. The new bill would make late-term abortions ... Read More »

What these 11-year-old children write about Eucharistic Adoration will melt your heart

Children in Eucharistic Adoration

TWO Catholic teachers with a devotion to Eucharistic adoration have introduced young children to the Real Presence of Christ with heart-warming responses. Acting assistant principal for religious education at St Finbarr’s Primary School, Ashgrove, Luke Thomsen and fellow staff member Naimh Healy organised Eucharistic adoration sessions for 187 students aged four to 11 during Corpus Christi week. The adoration initiative is ... Read More »

The Slum-dwelling Sister changing the lives of illiterate children

Sr Vangie Dunton

SISTER Evangeline “Vangie” Dunton lives amidst the slums of Cambodia, providing for the poorest and most vulnerable, especially children. It has become a life mission for this member of the Daughters of Mercy who is visiting Queensland to thank parishioners for their generous support through Catholic Mission, and to spread the word about her work. Sr Dunton’s story of reaching out and giving ... Read More »

Pro-life groups push to stop bill to try and legalise abortion up to nine months

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LABOR defector Rob Pyne has set in motion a bill to try to decriminalise abortion in Queensland. Mr Pyne has tabled his first private member’s bill in State Parliament, which would legalise abortion for women up to nine months pregnant. “Currently abortion is a crime in Queensland under the criminal code. This would eliminate those elements of the code that ... Read More »

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