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Prominent Catholic wins Northern Territory Senior Australian of the Year

ABORIGINAL elder Miriam-Rose Ungunmerr-Baumann, 2021 Senior Australian of the Year, is pleased to have helped her remote Northern Territory community reverse “oneway traffic” in relations with the rest of Australia.  Ms Ungunmerr-Baumann, a prominent Catholic in the Northern Territory, was the territory’s 2021 Senior Australian of the Year for her work as an Aboriginal activist, educator and artist.  She was ... Read More »

$1m donations to Lebanon ‘a drop in the ocean’ for country in crisis

AUSTRALIANS raised more than $1 million for the people of Lebanon in 2020, including more than half a million dollars to an appeal established by the Maronite diocese to support people severely impacted by last year’s deadly explosion in Beirut. Bishop Antoine-Charbel Tarabay, who is the head of the Maronite Catholic Diocese of Australia, launched the Beirut Disaster Relief Appeal ... Read More »

Rosemary’s a hero who puts God first

THE moment Rosemary Kariuki set foot in Australia she gave thanks to God, and now Australia is giving thanks in return. Known affectionately as “Big Mama Rosemary” in Sydney’s western suburbs, she’s the NSW Local Hero in the 2021 Australian of the Year awards. Ms Kariuki, who migrated from Kenya in 1999, is being honoured for her outstanding work helping ... Read More »

God’s caring for Brisbane health worker in London

DAVID Armour knows about life and death on the pandemic frontline. The Brisbane Catholic paramedic working in London has revealed the daily anxiety and pressure of working in the middle of a COVID-19 crisis, as Britain along with the United States and Germany are engulfed by record daily death tolls. “The country and our NHS (National Health Service) is at ... Read More »

Newlyweds trust in God on their disrupted wedding day

FOR groom Daniel Kearney and bride Bella Straw nothing was going to spoil their wedding day – not even last weekend’s Brisbane COVID-19 lockdown that required masks and a frenzied last-minute downsizing of the ceremony. The young couple was married in St John Vianney Church in Manly, with only 10 attendees, including priest Fr Rodrigo Tomala – in accordance with ... Read More »

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