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A pearl of wisdom from a grandmother on Mother’s Day

For Mother’s Day, I called up my Gran to see if she had any pearls of wisdom. Let’s see if this counts. MY Gran said her biggest regret in life was she never learned how to ride a horse. It was an inconsequential skill to regret, she said, but her regret was a good one to have. She was born ... Read More »

Sober missionary Joseph Leeds says drugs ‘have nothing on God, bruv’

“I WAS screaming, ‘He’s got no one else, he’s got no one else’.” “That was traumatic,” the 23-year-old Londoner turned missionary Catholic said, toking his vape and puffing the syrupy nicotine steam about the loft above Blind Eye Ministry. He relaxed back in his chair, a calmer man, halfway into his story about his dad in a crack den in ... Read More »

‘I wake and thank God for the new day and my faith’, Bernice Steele says prayer knows no bounds

LIFE’S fragility was crystal clear to Bernice Steele on her first Mother’s Day 40 years ago.  “I didn’t know if I’d live or die,” she said, recalling hospitalisation for the removal of a malignant melanoma.  “Back in those days, there wasn’t the awareness there is today (about skin cancer),” Bernice said.  “Our son was only weeks old when I went ... Read More »

Mothers who tragically lost their sons bond over support group for grieving parents

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IT’S a standard question: “How many children do you have?” Sue Fleming and Nicolette Kloppers, who live in Stanthorpe, in Toowoomba diocese, are mothers who answer with certainty although it can be “an awkward question”. “People say, ‘How many kids have you got?’ and I always say, ‘I have four’,” Sue said. “I say their names and ages but then ... Read More »

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