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Parramatta bishop urges Australia to do more for refugees and asylum seekers during Brisbane trip

Bishop Vincent Long

AUSTRALIA can and should do more to help refugees and asylum seekers, the Catholic bishops’ delegate on those concerns Bishop Vincent Long said. Bishop Long made that clear during a recent meeting in Brisbane with refugee families from Syria and Iraq and their supporters. He was taking questions during the gathering in St Joseph’s Church, Bracken Ridge, when one of ... Read More »

The Pope’s message of mercy is eluding our leaders

IN Italy, about 5700 people were pulled to safety last weekend as they attempted the perilous journey across the Mediterranean Sea.  On the same weekend, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced proposed tough legislation banning any person arriving in Australia by boat from mid-July 2013, from ever entering the country. From one side of the world to the other, the ... Read More »

Catholics were reading the leaked Nauru Files in public when the Senate proposed an Inquiry into the document

protesters

CATHOLIC refugee advocates including a Dominican priest who last week delivered public readings of the Nauru Files say a Senate inquiry into the leaked document needs to demand closure of the camps. During a 10-hour reading of more than 2000 reports outside the Department of Immigration and Border Protection in Brisbane on September 12, the Upper House passed a motion ... Read More »

‘Myriad of cultural communities’ show off different ways to worship

BRISBANE’S annual Multicultural Mass is a snapshot of the future of the Catholic Church in Australia, Archbishop Mark Coleridge said. Archbishop Coleridge concelebrated at the annual Mass at St Stephen’s Cathedral last Sunday to mark the end of Migrant and Refugee Week. More than 1200 people attended. Evangelisation Brisbane director Clyde Cosentino said the “magnificent” Mass was a “microcosm” of ... Read More »

Catholics plea for Manus refugees in ‘soul-destroying limbo’

  REFUGEE rights advocate and Catholic mother Michelle McDonald is standing by to welcome some of the 854 men detained in an off-shore detention centre that is set to close. Ms McDonald, who is an organising committee member with Christian advocacy group Love Makes a Way, was among hundreds of Catholics celebrating the small win for refugees on Manus Island ... Read More »

Northside parish welcomes newly arrived Syrian and Iraqi families to dinner

Welcome Dinner project

GOOD food, good will and a good idea formed the perfect recipe for bringing together a group of families from Iraq and Syria and people from their new communities on Brisbane’s northside. Those who accepted the invitation to a special night at the SANDBAG (Sandgate and Bracken Ridge Action Group) centre on August 9 provided the food and good will, ... Read More »

#NauruFiles: Motherly instincts spark fear for children involved in Nauru detention centre abuse

Nauru files vigil

OUTRAGED Christian mothers have demanded Australia’s political leaders close the Nauru detention centre after reports detailing physical and sexual abuse of asylum seekers, a majority targeting children, were leaked last week. A group of mothers advocating against offshore detention centres joined Christian protesters outside the Department of Immigration and Border Protection in Brisbane on August 15 as part of a ... Read More »

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