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Trigger powers to 102 on the back of a Harley

Mercy Place Colac resident Les Trigg has achieved a lifelong dream by taking a ride on a Harley Davidson through the streets of the Victorian town. Source: Mercy Health.

Liturgy People

Life’s most important work begins for devoted Catholic after retirement

Paul Bennett may be well into retirement, but thanks to a scholarship from Australian Catholic University, his life’s most important work is about to begin.


Parish rallies to support helicopter crash survivor

Gold Coast helicopter crash victim Nicholas Tadros has received nearly $500,000 in support from a Sydney parish, on top of the prayers they’ve raised. Source: The Catholic Weekly.


Priest with brain cancer remains fixed on mission

A young priest undergoing treatment for a rare brain cancer says he’s grateful for the prayers of the regional New South Wales diocese where he ministers. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

Evangelisation People

Nuncio sees new opportunities to evangelise

Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Charles Balvo is upbeat about the changing role of the Church after a week spent visiting the Brisbane Archdiocese. Source: The Catholic Leader.

Charity People

Caritas worker discusses ‘forgotten crisis’ with Pope Francis

Lulu Mitshabu, Caritas Australia’s program coordinator for the Democratic Republic of Congo, was among 40 aid workers to meet with Pope Francis during his visit to the African nation last week.


Abdallah’s honour their children at first i4Give Festival

The family of four children who were killed in a nightmare crash in western Sydney three years ago have honoured their children in a new event. Source:


Family’s parish priest says helicopter crash survivor a ‘living miracle’

The young Catholic survivor of a horror helicopter crash that killed his mother on the Gold Coast has woken from his coma and spoken to his father for the first time. Source:

Education People

‘Strongest of Catholic education advocates’ eyes new challenges

Dr Lee-Anne Perry will leave her role as executive director of the Queensland Catholic Education Commission at the end of January. Source: The Catholic Leader.