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Student with Down Syndrome told she would never talk gives first public speaking address to hundreds

Olivia Hargroder

OLIVIA Hargroder is a self-confessed “chatterbox”, but she was never expected to learn to speak. Born with Down Syndrome, the 16-year-old underwent major heart surgery and was not expected to live. “My mum and dad couldn’t even cuddle me,” Olivia said.  “So they stayed by my side reading books.” The books helped and Olivia made a full recovery. Parents Kerry ... Read More »

When are we human beings?

Mother remembers her son

Marking the beginning of human life has become unnecessarily complex. But for women who have lost a child, whether early in a pregnancy or at the cusp of birth, the definition of when life begins is clear. BELINDA Goodwin held her ninth baby in her arms and wept. Ignatius Gregory Jordan Goodwin was tiny, just shy of 10 weeks gestation. He ... Read More »

Young graduate makes radical trip for unborn children

Benedict Slee

COLLEGE graduate Benedict Slee has set aside graduate job-hunting to trek down Australia’s east coast with the hope to save unborn babies from abortion mills. The country Victorian has joined 10 young people on a 1500km pro-life walk from Brisbane to Melbourne, bearing with them a “counter-cultural” message against abortion. “Participating in the walk then would have to be one ... Read More »

Conceiving precious fight

Dedicated to life: At the cutting of Cherish Life Queensland’s anniversary cake are (from left) Atherton Tablelands president Carol O’Connell; Bundaberg president Barry Kirby; Townsville president Michael Punshon; Emerald president Margaret Smith; Redcliffe/Northern Suburbs president Julie Borger; Toowoomba president Dr Donna Purcell; state president Teresa Martin; Wendy Cumming, of Mackay; Gold Coast vice-president Fiona Hunter; and Noelle Melrose, of Rockhampton. Representatives from Cairns, Gladstone, Gympie, Nambour and Warwick were unable to attend.

By Paul Dobbyn AS Cherish Life Queensland celebrates its 45th birthday, president Teresa Martin has called the organisation “a credit to the foresight of its founders”. “The organisation’s founders held their first meeting in 1969, aware that the ongoing legalisation of the contraceptive pill would lead to a push to legalise abortion,” Ms Martin said. “The following year they formed ... 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 »

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 »

‘We shall overcome’ in fight against abortion, says Cardinal O’Malley

Pro-life youth

EVOKING a phrase long associated with the civil rights movement, Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston told an overflow crowd in Washington that “we shall overcome” in the fight against abortion. Quoting Pope Francis in his homily on Wednesday (January 21) during the opening Mass of the United States National Prayer Vigil for Life, Cardinal O’Malley said, “The Church cannot and ... Read More »

Baby safe havens needed

By Paul Dobbyn CHERISH Life Queensland president Teresa Martin is baffled why governments around Australia aren’t using a cheap and simple solution to the ongoing tragedy of babies being abandoned. “Last November alone we had two such cases – one at Sydney’s Quakers Hill where a baby boy was rescued from a drain there, and the other where a deceased ... 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 »

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