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Bishops write letter to Queenslanders stressing the sanctity of human life

SIX of Queensland’s Catholic bishops have written a pastoral letter warning of the consequences of legalising euthanasia. The letter, to all Catholic Queenslanders and the wider community, stresses the sanctity of life and recognising that all of creation is sacred. “Societies in which life is cheap suffer from many maladies and injustices,” the bishops said.  With Queensland gearing up for ... Read More »

Vinnies bulletin pinpoints the false arguments supporting euthanasia

IN the lead-up to Queensland’s election next month members and volunteers of the St Vincent de Paul Society have been reminded of their organisation’s commitment to promote “the culture of life”, and take a stand against euthanasia. With the Queensland Government promising to push ahead with euthanasia legislation (Voluntary Assisted Dying), Vincentians are reminded in their latest spiritual development and ... Read More »

Victoria reports ten times as many deaths as anticipated in first 12 months from VAD and euthanasia

While several Australian state’s debate whether to legalise euthanasia, the state of Victoria, where voluntary assisted dying (VAD) was legalised a year ago has reported more than ten times the anticipated number of deaths. Victoria’s Voluntary Assisted Dying Review Board reported 124 deaths by assisted suicide and euthanasia during its first year, a result Victoria’s bishops said was “not a ... Read More »

Queensland election: The pro-life political parties committed to abortion law reforms

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AHEAD of a Queensland’s October 31 election, Pauline Hanson’s One Nation Party has unveiled a detailed “Right to Life” policy that would roll back the state’s abortion laws. It means that the Liberal National Party, Katter’s Australian Party and One Nation have all committed to review or reform Labor’s Termination of Pregnancy Act (2018). The Act allows abortion on request ... Read More »

Two Queensland minor parties won’t budge on blocking proposed euthanasia laws

TWO of Queensland’s small parties could prevent euthanasia becoming law if a minority government is voted in at the coming state election on October 31. Both One Nation and Katter’s Australian Party say they won’t join moves to legalise voluntary assisted dying for the terminally ill (VAD), because it would distract from the bigger issues of dealing with the impact ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

Faithful gathering safely as more churches open their doors and restrictions ease on funerals in Queensland

PARISHIONERS are returning to Queensland churches in the flesh, and at St Brigid’s Church, Red Hill, there was no better day to celebrate that than the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi) last Sunday. About 50 people gathered after Corpus Christi Mass, suitably distanced, to be present with Missionary Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament ... Read More »

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