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1500 to Attend Installation of 10th Bishop of Rockhampton
Last edited 28th May 2014

Twenty eight bishops including Bishop Terry Brady from the Archdiocese of Sydney and the Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Paul Gallagher will attend the installation Bishop-elect Michael McCarthy as the 10th Bishop of Rockhampton tomorrow.


Teenage Girl Recounts Terror, Violence of Boko Haram Attacks
Last edited 20th May 2014

A teenage girl whose family members were murdered by members of the militant Islamist group Boko Haram is sharing her story in hopes that it will spur action against the Nigerian terrorist organisation.


Priest and Nun Among Clergy Arrested over Abbott Sit-in Protest
Last edited 20th May 2014

The protesters invited office staff to join prayers for about 1000 child refuge seekers in detention centres and demanded their release. Those involved in the occupations included two Catholic priests, a nun, two Baptist pastors, an Anglican Priest, five Uniting Church ministers, and a number of lay church leaders.

3 Life Lessons Learned Whilst Nursing “The Man With No Nose” On the ‘Africa Mercy’ Ship
Last edited 19th May 2014

“The man with no nose” Let me tell you about my friend Paul, my first patient on the Africa Mercy ship. Paul lost his nose when it was shot off by a bullet during the Congolese civil war 13 years ago. Since then, he has been living with a hole in his face where his nose should have been. Now, after all this time, he is getting a new nose, and a new chance at life.

Russian Prison Chaplain Witnesses Stories of Conversion, Hope
Last edited 15th May 2014

Despite its challenges, prison ministry in the Russian Federation is an important apostolate, changing lives and leading to conversions, a local Orthodox priest recounted to a Catholic charity.


Nine Month Ordained Priest and Catechist Murdered in the Goilala Mountains.
Last edited 14th May 2014

A priest has been murdered in Papua New Guinea, the victim of tribal rivalries in the Pacific nation. Father Gerry Mary Inao was ordained in August 2013. Benedict, a catechist who accompanied him, was also brutally murdered.

What it’s Really Like Working in Nepal - Brittany Darvas Community Development Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor at INF
Last edited 14th May 2014

I have just returned from 17 days in Mugu, Nepal – 3000 m above sea level in the mighty Himalayas and one of the world’s poorest and most remote areas. I was there to carry out community development work for the International Nepal Fellowship. It was an experience to say the least! Community Development Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor at INF

Warren Buffet Has Given $1.2 Billion to Pro-Abortion Groups, Would Fund 2.7 Million Abortions
Last edited 14th May 2014

They say the key to successful investing is diversification. But Berkshire Hathaway Chairman & CEO Warren Buffett, the billionaire investor known as the “Oracle of Omaha,” is a one-issue man — and that issue is abortion.


How to Help a Friend Fight Depression
Last edited 14th May 2014

Depression is debilitating. When someone is caught in its spiral of judgment-clouding logic there is often little they are able to do for themselves. And as a friend, it is often difficult to know how to react!


Growing Old Should Not Mean Growing Isolated
Last edited 13th May 2014

It's likely we all know someone like Mrs. Carpenter (not her real name). She is an elderly widow. She lives in rural Eastern Ontario, and her family all lives in the United States. She has no car and no nearby public transit, and multiple medical problems. The program Meals on Wheels delivers meals several days a week, but not on weekends. While the work of such agencies is admirable and important, the fact remains that Mrs. Carpenter is still socially isolated. In academic terms, that means she suffers with reduced social networks and a lack of social contact.

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