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Archbishop Julian Porteous to Officiate at Funeral of Senator Brian Harradine
Last edited 15th April 2014

The family of Australia's longest serving independent senator, Brian Harradine who died at his home in Tasmania yesterday, has asked Archbishop Julian Porteous to preside at his funeral which is expected to be held at St Mary's Cathedral, Hobart at a date still to be decided.

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Pakistani Woman's Appeal on Blasphemy Charge Postponed Once Again
Last edited 14th April 2014

For the 4th time in the past two months, a court in Pakistan has postponed a hearing on the appeal of Asia Bibi, the Christian woman who was convicted of unsupported blasphemy charges.


Rev Columba Macbeth-Green Appointed as New Bishop of Wilcannia-Forbes, Australia
Last edited 13th April 2014

His Holiness Pope Francis has appointed the Reverend Columba Macbeth-Green, O.S.P.P.E. as the seventh Bishop of the Diocese of Wilcannia-Forbes. Reverend Macbeth-Green is currently the Vicar Provincial in Australia of the Order of Saint Paul the First Hermit (Pauline Fathers) and Rector of the Shrine of Mary Help of Christians, Marian Valley, Canungra, Queensland. Rev Macbeth-Green is also the Police Chaplain for the South Eastern Region, Queensland since 2011.

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Investigation for Beatification Cause of G.K. Chesterton Underway
Last edited 13th April 2014

Gilbert Keith Chesterton, one of the most read Christian authors of all time, is one step closer to sainthood. The bishop of Northampton, England, submitted the application in late 2013 to open up the English writer's beatification cause. He's known for his works, The Everlasting Man and the Father Brown series.


What the Older and Wiser Think you Should Know
Last edited 10th April 2014

Do you think that it’s possible to love your day job? I’ve met many people who believe that such a thing is unattainable - that work is work and can never be anything more; much less something that brings any kind of joy.

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Why Schools Deny that Bullying Causes Suicide
Last edited 10th April 2014

I recently gave a presentation in a school where two weeks earlier a 15-year-old girl who had been cyber-bullied committed suicide. Every one of these suicides breaks my heart because I know how easily they could have been prevented had the kids been taught properly how to handle being bullied.

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A Letter From Fred - A poignant story of life, love, music and 96 year old Fred.
Last edited 8th April 2014

A Letter From Fred - A poignant story of life, love, music and 96 year old Fred who wrote a song for his late wife Lorraine.


Syria: Dutch Priest Fr Van Der Lugt Shot Dead in Homs
Last edited 8th April 2014

A Dutch priest well known for refusing to leave the besieged Syrian city of Homs has been shot dead by a gunman.

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The Funeral of Bishop Michael Putney
Last edited 7th April 2014

The Mass of Christian Burial for Most Rev. Michael Putney, Bishop of Townsville, was held at the Emmaus Hall, Ryan Catholic College, Kirwan on 7 April 2014.

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You Won't Believe What Happened...
Last edited 7th April 2014

Have you noticed something about the way our news and current affairs headlines have changed lately? I have, and it’s starting to bug me just a little… OK maybe a lot! Marketing geniuses must have stumbled across some basic instinct common to us all, that if a title contains the words, “You won’t believe what happened …”, then some deep impulse is triggered leaving us unable to do anything other than click, read, like, and share.

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