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New measures are helping protect people and adjust to unprecedented changes

AS one of Queensland’s largest service providers to people with a disability, Centacare welcomes the increased focus on the wellbeing of people with a disability reflected in the latest measures announced by the Queensland Government to contain the COVID-19 outbreak. For the first time, people with a disability have been explicitly included in measures announced on August 22, along with ... Read More »

Revisit Australia’s Catholic history all the way back to 1788

History: Irish Catholics out in parade for St Patrick’s Day in 1932.< [/caption] TIME travel may not be possible, but the Australian Catholic Historical Society is using the Internet to launch Catholics back to the moment Catholicism first arrived Down Under. With the global health crisis impacting the ACHS’s decades tradition of recounting Australian Catholic history, the society has published ... Read More »

Australian bishops put mental health first as lockdowns magnify unseen battle faced by millions

WITH Australia still gripped by pandemic, “understanding and support” for mental health has been identified as a nationwide priority in the 2020 Australian Catholic Bishops Conference social justice statement. COVID-19 is not only causing physical, social and economic strains, it is also heaping pressure on the mental health of many people in ways that are hard to see. “People experiencing ... Read More »

Brisbane south-west parish postpones Mass, private prayer at church in wake of new COVID cases

DAILY Mass in Greater Springfield has been temporarily suspended as a precautionary measure following the confirmation of two new cases of coronavirus in Queensland. Our Lady of the Southern Cross parish announced on their Facebook page this afternoon that “as a precautionary measure daily Mass and personal prayer will stop until further notice”. It comes after Queensland Health this morning ... Read More »

Albany Creek parisioner’s homemade face masks reaching as far as England

BETTY Scott’s homemade face masks are spreading like wildfire. Having begun to catch on around her Albany Creek parish, they’re now popping up in other parts of Brisbane, in Melbourne and even in England. “I just wanted to be a help, not a big deal,” Mrs Scott said, a little embarrassed about how news of her mask-making efforts had spread. ... Read More »

The Cathedral Coffee Lounge turns off the coffee machine for the final time

THE Cathedral Coffee Lounge had temporarily shut its doors in March because of COVID-19, but last Thursday, “with a sad heart”, it was decided that the doors would stay shut for good. It had battled a slowdown in foot traffic for years but, like many local joints, it was no match for lockdowns and quarantines. Catholic Women’s League Brisbane archdiocese ... Read More »

Brisbane mum counting down the days to becoming Catholic in August

WHENEVER Casey Arden got into trouble as a young girl, or if she had a burning question about life, she “straight away put up a prayer” to God. It was an unusual habit for a child with no exposure to Christianity at home – until late last year, she didn’t even know what the Holy Spirit was. But for 35 ... Read More »

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