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Pro-life speaker’s visa woes harms freedom of speech, supporters say

Troy Newman visa revoked Australia

By Emilie Ng UPDATE: October 7 AMERICAN pro-life activist Troy Newman has returned home after a High Court judge refused his entry into Australia last week. Mr Newman, who is behind the undercover videos that sparked the investigation into US government funding for abortion facility Planned Parenthood, lost his case in the High Court to remain in Australia for a speaking tour. ... Read More »

Phone abortions offering RU486 by mail ‘irresponsible medicine’, Brisbane doctor says

Abortion pill available over the phone

By Emilie Ng SAVING women from the traumas of life-threatening abortifacients is Brisbane doctor Terrence Kent’s day job. But the advocate for natural medical interventions for infertility could find his workload increasing following the announcement of a phone abortion service available to Australian women. “My job is to stop these things,” Dr Kent said.
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Pro-lifers call online campaign #shoutyourabortion ‘heartbreaking’ and harmful

Pro-life supporters concerned by viral social media trend

By Emilie Ng PRO-LIFE supporters believe a viral campaign encouraging women to boast about their abortions online could “re-traumatise” post-abortive females rather than provide healing. Planned Parenthood supporters began social media trend #shoutyourabortion after US Republicans threatened to defund the major American abortion provider after undercover video footage exposed the organisation’s sale of aborted baby body parts. Thousands of women ... Read More »

Funds boost after burger joint ban

Cherish Life Queensland jar at Grill'd

BURGER joint Grill’d’s recent withdrawal to support a local pro-life organisation has been nothing but “God working mysteriously” for Cherish Life Queensland state president Teresa Martin. Less than 24 hours after Grill’d pulled Cherish Life Queensland from their monthly charity campaign, the Toowong-based anti-abortion group received a “large among of donations” from “indignant” pro-life supporters around Australia. Grill’d’s ‘Local Matters’ ... Read More »

Dying people deserve respect and care

AUSTRALIANS must look to “a genuinely compassionate response” rather than support the “lethal dose” of euthanasia, the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference urged Catholics today. The Bishops requested Australian Catholics be educated on euthanasia “and the dangers it poses to society” with a new pamphlet titled ‘Real care, love and compassion – the alternative to euthanasia’. Since 2014, the Australian Bishops ... Read More »

Children a blessing, not a burden, Pope says

Pope Francis and child

CHILDREN are a blessing, not a burden, and are a sign of the confident hope of a couple and of society, Pope Francis said. “If a family that has been generous in having children is looked upon as a burden, something’s wrong,” he said yesterday (February 11) at his weekly general audience. “The generation of children must be responsible,” as ... Read More »

The Catholic Loop | January 28, 2015

The Catholic Loop – Today’s news headlines for the busy Catholic | January 28, 2015  Catholics worldwide unite to remember the 70th anniversary since the Auschwitz concentration camp liberation.  Catholics in Australia embrace Pope Francis’ “global call” to mark February 8, also the Feast of St Josephine Bakhita, as a day dedicated to prayer and action against human trafficking.  Protestants ... Read More »

Crushing abortion with pro-life heels

Crossroads walkers

BRISBANE nursing student Lizzie Long believes the only way to stop abortion in Australia is to tie up her laces and take the pro-life message to Melbourne. The 19 year old is one of 11 young people walking from Brisbane to Melbourne wearing fluro pro-life shirts in an effort to get Australians thinking about abortion. Miss Long’s Catholic faith is ... Read More »

Pope says focus on morality can obscure Gospel message

Pope says focus on morality can obscure Gospel message

IN a lengthy and wide-ranging interview with one of his Jesuit confreres, Pope Francis spoke with characteristic frankness about the perils of overemphasising Catholic teaching on sexual and medical ethics – the reasons for his deliberate and consultative governing style, and his highest priority for the Church. The pope’s remarks appeared in an interview with Jesuit Father Antonio Spadaro, editor ... Read More »

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