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Brisbane Deacon Gary Stone defends new Thailand King Maha Vajiralongkorn

A BRISBANE Catholic deacon and former military chaplain has defended Thailand’s new King Maha Vajiralongkorn, who is under fire for his lavish lifestyle and quirky behaviour. Tens of thousands of protesters have taken to the streets of Bangkok to speak out against their ruler – the richest monarch in the world – who’s accused of funding his wild ways at ... Read More »

Brisbane dad walks 24 hours straight to fundraise for Vinnies

DAVID Vidler laced up his shoes, put on his cap and trekked 24 hours straight to raise much-needed funds for his local St Vincent de Paul Society conference last weekend. Mr Vidler, an Ashgrove parishioner, walked more than 100km from 9.30am Saturday to 9.30am Sunday, raising $5121 for his local St Finbarr’s Vinnies conference. He crossed the finish line right ... Read More »

New McCrindle report finds Australians are spiritually hungry despite anti-Christian narrative

RELIGION and spirituality is becoming more important to Australians than ever before, according to a new report that could inspire Christian leaders to be more proactive in evangelisation and outreach. The new report by McCrindle Research reveals key trends that could help church leaders buck the dominant perception that Australia is an increasingly secular nation, including data that shows Australians ... Read More »

Most shocking detail of aged care abuse revealed in Royal Commission closing

TWO and half years of hearings before the Royal Commission into Aged Care have exposed shocking stories of neglect and abuse inside Australia’s residential aged care facilities – but perhaps the most shocking detail was left for last. Almost 50 sexual assaults occur in care facilities across the country every week, senior counsel assisting, Peter Rozen, told the royal commission during ... Read More »

Catholic psychologist Paul Stevenson says mental health impact of COVID-19 could last years

THE coronavirus pandemic is tending to “dial everything up to 11” in mental health, Catholic psychologist Paul Stevenson says. “Where people have anxiety or depression, what COVID tends to do is it tends to exacerbate the symptoms of that and particularly because a lot of the symptoms for those conditions are about hopelessness and helplessness, and being out of control,” ... Read More »

Labor and LNP quizzed on post-COVID strategies in online election debate

SENIOR Labor and LNP politicians were quizzed about their long-term strategies to support vulnerable Queenslanders emerging from the COVID-19 crisis, during an online election debate organised by social services peak body Queensland Council of Social Service. “We’ve heard concerning stories about growing homelessness for older women, kids struggling to re-engage in school, and a lack of support services for people ... Read More »

Catholic psychologist says Australia’s mental health is getting worse under COVID-19

LOCKDOWNS, economic distress and the constant stream of bad news from the coronavirus pandemic have all taken their toll on the mental health of Australians, a Catholic psychologist has said. Brisbane psychologist Nahum Kozak said there had been a sharp increase in the number of people seeking help with a great demand being placed on psychologists. His comments echoed new ... Read More »

Major proposal for new investment to create a purpose-built palliative care system in Queensland

DOCTORS, health professionals and carers have challenged Queensland’s political leaders to commit to a massive spending boost for palliative care. Ahead of the October 31 election, Palliative Care Queensland, the sector’s peak body, AMA Queensland and community groups from across the state have called for a more-than tripling of funding – from the current $110 million each year to $385 ... Read More »

Catholic bodies react to Federal Budget winners and losers

CATHOLIC organisations criticised Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg’s belated budget for failing to address rising homelessness and income support for a country caught in a pandemic and its first recession in 30 years. The Budget, which was announced on October 6 after being postponed due to the coronavirus crisis, was unsurprisingly left in a deficit thanks to the massive support payments ... Read More »

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