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Seal of confessional vital for some survivors of sexual abuse

A GROUP of survivors of sexual abuse have defended the Seal of Confession as a vital lifeline and aided their recovery. Their testimonies paints the confession box as a safe place to speak and ease their trauma, and contradicts the intent of new laws across Australia aimed at compelling priests to report child sexual abuse offences disclosed during confessions. South ... Read More »

Mater south-east, central and north Queensland merger stands for a healthier Queensland

MATER across South-East, Central and North Queensland has merged to form the state’s largest Catholic not-for-profit healthcare provider. The July 1 merger saw Mercy Health and Aged Care in Central Queensland, Mater Health Services in North Queensland, and Mater Misericordiae Limited in South East Queensland join forces under one mission to serve the community by providing compassionate care. Leaders of ... Read More »

Refugee who escaped West-African war zone among Queensland Day award winners

IF Binta Lamin could remember the first three years of her life, they might be overshadowed by pictures of her family rehabilitating from a bloody and horrific war zone. The Year 12 student from Lourdes Hill College was born in Guinea after her mother, a Sierra Leone native, fled from the devastating 11-year-long civil war. The war killed an estimated ... Read More »

Queensland Church gatherings increase from 10 to 20 people from this Friday

THE Church has welcomed a major easing of COVID-19 restrictions for gatherings in Queensland, and will put together an industrial plan hoping permission will be granted for even larger numbers of faithful to return to enter places of worship. The Queensland Government has agreed that gatherings in churches can increase from 10 to 20 from Friday, June 5, with people ... Read More »

Queensland’s Catholic schools focused on family support, not fast-tracking return to school

AMID COVID-19 restrictions being eased across the community, Queensland’s 307 Catholic schools won’t take up a federal government “incentive” to fast-track school funding to restart face-to-face teaching by the end of the month. “We want to focus on supporting the students, supporting our families and ensuring the pandemic has the minimal impact on the wellbeing of students and their learning,” ... Read More »

Orange Sky duo named among other Queenslanders on Australia Day honours list

QUEENSLANDERS Nic Marchesi and Lucas Patchett, former Young Australians of the Year who were behind mobile homeless hygiene service Orange Sky Laundry, were among the many Catholics announced in the Australia Day honours list this year. Both Mr Marchesi and Mr Patchett, who first featured in The Catholic Leader in 2014, were named as recipients of the Medal of the ... Read More »

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