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Thousands march through Brisbane to fight system of death allowing abortion, euthanasia

TWO thousand people gathered at Queens Gardens, equipped with placards emblazoned “Choose Life” and “Love them Both”, and cut a protest column through Brisbane’s streets to March for Life on Saturday, October 12. It marked almost a year since the Queensland Government had passed its radical abortion laws; protesters had not forgotten this “betrayal”, taking their outrage to Speaker’s Corner. ... Read More »

Climate strikers take to the streets around the world

STUDENTS mingled with grandparents, mothers with strollers, and workers in Hi-Vis vests. In 115 cities and towns across Australia, and across the globe to United Nations headquarters in New York, millions rallied under the broad banner of “School Strike for Climate” on September 20 to confront the climate crisis and press for change. They represented all ages and all walks ... Read More »

Offshore detention ‘has not been a success’, refugee advocate says as thousands rally for refugees

CATHOLIC leaders have denounced Australia’s tough offshore detention policy as thousands of people rallied in capital cities last weekend, calling for the release of about 800 refugees and asylum seekers remaining on Manus Island and Nauru. “As a bishop and a former boat person, I deplore the detention of our brothers and sisters,” chair of the Australian Catholic Bishops’ Commission ... Read More »

Echoes of history cry out in the souls of Venezuelans fighting to retake their democracy

DESPERATE and starving Venezuelans have turned to eating rats, dogs and even zoo animals over the past year as spiralling hyper-inflation kills their economy. An estimated three million Venezuelans have fled the country since its economic collapse began in 2015. With all the tragedy and misery, it was difficult for many Venezuelans to find anything worth celebrating on its national ... Read More »

Same-sex marriage story on protest outside a Brisbane church failed to ensure fairness and balance

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THE Australian Press Council has concluded that a News Corp Australia story published during the lead-up to last year’s same-sex marriage vote, failed to ensure fairness and balance in reporting a protest outside a Brisbane church. The story on the news.com.au site on September 8 was headlined “Marriage equality supporters clash with church-goers in Brisbane protest” to describe a protest ... Read More »

Australian bishops urge action over 600 asylum seekers fearing for their life on Manus

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AMID public protests, vigils and picketing of politician’s offices, the Catholic Church and United Nations are spearheading criticism of the Australian Government over its handling of asylum seekers on Manus Island. The future of about 600 men left on Manus remains in limbo after their refusal to leave the processing centre amid fears for their safety. The PNG Supreme Court ... Read More »

Q&A with Archbishop Mark Coleridge

How should Catholics in Queensland respond (to the proposed private member’s bill in State Parliament on abortion)? First of all understand the legislation and what it is saying. And thatís important. Then understand the human reality of abortion. The situation in which a woman considers an abortion is an incredibly complex human situation. The point is often made that no ... Read More »

Multi-faith vigil set to storm Heaven with prayers for Baby Asha

Baby Asha

FAITH groups in Brisbane including representatives from the Catholic Church will stand outside a city hospital today to support doctors refusing to release an asylum seeker baby. Members of the Queensland Council of Unions, the Queensland Community Alliance and Christian movement Love Makes A Way organised a multi-faith vigil outside Lady Cilento Hospital for today at 5.30pm in solidarity with ... Read More »

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