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

Pro-life supporter

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 »

Catholic refugee advocates: End immigration detention of children

Children in detention

REFUGEE advocates have demanded the Federal Government put an end to children ever being held in immigration detention again. The detention of children has been described as a contributor to long-term trauma, a violation of duty of care and morally wrong by refugee advocates. Brisbane’s Catholic Justice and Peace Commission welcomed the April 3 announcement by Immigration Minister Peter Dutton to ... Read More »

Year 2 student has thirst to help children in Madagascar

Young helper

SAVING water is no trouble for Year 2 student Nishan Lister, but saving money for children in Africa is even easier. Supported by prayers and enthusiastic classmates, the Year 2 student raised more than $850 to buy a water pump for children in Madagascar, where there is a shortage of clean water. “I love God and God wanted me to help ... Read More »

Helping children to pray

Centre for children

MOTHERS in Bundaberg have welcomed new faces into the community’s first catechesis centre for children. Known as The Atrium of the Good Shepherd, which uses principles from educator Maria Montessori, the mothers will work together to foster the spiritual and physical needs of children in the parish. We asked the new catechists at in Bundaberg why they thought it was ... Read More »

Young graduate makes radical trip for unborn children

Benedict Slee

COLLEGE graduate Benedict Slee has set aside graduate job-hunting to trek down Australia’s east coast with the hope to save unborn babies from abortion mills. The country Victorian has joined 10 young people on a 1500km pro-life walk from Brisbane to Melbourne, bearing with them a “counter-cultural” message against abortion. “Participating in the walk then would have to be one ... Read More »

Religious freedom wins in Victoria same-sex adoption law

Victorian adoption laws changed

RELIGIOUS adoption agencies can freely refuse same-sex couples wanting to adopt a child in Victoria under an amended bill that passed yesterday. Victorian Parliament passed the controversial bill allowing same-sex couples a chance to adopt children in the state, but with an amendment omitting Clause 17, which would have prohibited faith-based agencies from an exemption. The amended bill would also ... Read More »

Mother key to eliminating India’s slums

Joe Paul and a Bangalore woman

LITTERED throughout the streets of India’s Silicon Valley, children belonging to nobody scavenge through piles of rubbish to thwart death. By day, the children make a few rupees by offering pickings from the mountains of solid waste to retailers. At night, they dip their hands into the same meal licked up by the local feral dogs, before laying their heads ... Read More »

What women should know before calling new abortion hotline

Abortions available with phone call

By Emilie Ng PHONE abortions were made available to Australian women on Monday, but who are the service providers and where did they come from? An industry source told The Catholic Leader about unreported information regarding Tabbot Foundation, a new Australian group suddenly offering Australia-wide telephone consultation to receive toxic drug RU486 for $250. The information includes no search results for ... Read More »

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