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Nathan's flying high against all odds

Feb 26, 2021

NATHAN Parker's lifetime dream to become a fighter pilot came crashing down in a tragic road accident, but what's happened after that has led to him becoming the 2021 NSW Young Australian of the Year. The 25-year-old Lismore Catholic only ever had one...

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Amidst ongoing attacks, Francis prepares for Iraq visit

Feb 25, 2021

AN Iraqi priest says Pope Francis' visit to Iraq next week is an act of bravery and also madness. "The country is burning, but he is still going," Fr Naim Shoshandy told the respected Catholic newspaper CRUX. "It's an act of bravery, for him to go to...

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Uncertainty over coming elections in El Salvador

Feb 25, 2021

ASK in El Salvador about elections across the nation this coming Sunday (February 28) and you'll get two different answers of what the results could bring: a move toward a dictatorship or a chance to move the country forward. Polls show Nuevas Ideas (New...

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Wollongong diocese to produce Mass for You at Home

Feb 25, 2021

AUSTRALIA'S longest-running televised Mass will continue to broadcast the liturgy to thousands of people every week after the Diocese of Wollongong secured the rights as the program's new producer. Mass for You at Home has been running on the Channel...

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Severe shortage of doctors for Australia's terminally ill patients, ACU study

Feb 24, 2021

AUSTRALIA has only half the number of palliative care doctors needed to provide good quality care for chronically and terminally ill patients despite increasing demand, a new academic study has found. Published in the midst of Australia's hotly contested...

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Myanmar street protests intensify as military cracks down

Feb 24, 2021

Catholic nuns, seminarians and laypeople have marched on the streets to pray for peace as pro-democracy protests intensify in Myanmar three weeks after the February 1 coup. Nearly 1,000 Catholics, mostly young people, joined weekend marches on the streets...

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JobSeeker rate increases by $25 a week

Feb 23, 2021

The St Vincent de Paul Society is amongst social service groups to condemn a $25-a-week rise in JobSeeker payments announced by the Federal Government today. The Society's national president, Claire Victory was "dumbfounded" by today's small increase...

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Brisbane's Rite of Election marks second step for 117 people becoming Catholic at Easter

Feb 23, 2021

BRISBANE'S Catholic population will grow a hundredfold by Easter as 117 men and women marked their second major milestone in the journey to becoming Catholic. On Sunday February 21, 117 Catechumens - young, mature and from diverse backgrounds - celebrated...

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Project Compassion supports Jamila's plight

Feb 23, 2021

EACH week during Lent, Caritas Australia's Project Compassion campaign highlights the story of someone who has overcome incredible odds to become a leader in their community. This week, Caritas introduces 22-year-old, Jamila, is a single mother, living...

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Path to sainthood for ancestor of British royals

Feb 22, 2021

A 19th century English Catholic priest, a distant relative of Britain's Prince William, is on the path to sainthood. Pope Francis has approved a decree recognising the "heroic virtues" of George Spencer, a son of the 2nd Earl of Spencer and a priest of...

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