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Dr Donna Purcell looks back on Cherish Life’s 50 years of pro-life work

DONNA Purcell’s been fighting the good fight longer than most in the pro-life movement in Queensland and she’s not about to give up now. As Cherish Life celebrates the pro-life movement’s 50th anniversary in the state, Dr Purcell is just as determined as she was when she joined as a medical student at the University of Queensland almost 45 years ... Read More »

Toowoomba mum tells royal commission she was urged to abort disabled son

TOOWOOMBA mother Toni Mitchell fronted the Disability Royal Commission gripping the hand of her son Joshy, and explained how she had to justify her son’s life – even before he was born. “It’s highly likely that your son has Down syndrome,” Ms Mitchell was told by a medical staffer during a prenatal screening. “People were murmuring and I was still ... Read More »

Sr Rose enters novitiate with the Sisters of Life, rejoicing in the ‘little miracles’ of her vocation

CHILDHOOD dress-up games at the Webb family house often heard an unlikely name floating around the children’s play – Sr Rose. It was no miraculous apparition of a long-lost religious sister. It was young Nancy Webb’s playtime pseudonym and the name she recently took at her profession to the Sisters of Life – Sr Rose Patrick O’Connor. Her father Paul ... Read More »

Oakey parish reaches faith centenary, day of festivities shared by the whole community

OAKEY parishioners, students, local representatives and inter-faith leaders headed for St Monica’s Church to celebrate 100 years of parish life on May 12. Toowoomba Bishop Robert McGuckin celebrated the centenary Mass, with parish priest Missionary Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament Father Thomas Areekuzhy concelebrating. Parish pastoral council secretary Anne Teakle said it was a wonderful Mass. Mrs Teakle said there ... Read More »

Toowoomba community campaign to rid regional city of pornography keeps growing

  A UNIQUE campaign to make Toowoomba a porn-free city is spreading across the country and has sparked international interest. Toowoomba is preparing for its third annual public rally next month during which the city’s mayor stands shoulder-to-shoulder with men from all walks of life and together they pledge not to watch pornography. “There is overwhelming research out now that ... Read More »

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