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Jesuit guest on Straddie

The Brisbane bayside parish of Cleveland, which takes in Stradbroke Island, hosted a sesquicentenary celebration on the island, at Paul of the Cross Church, Dunwich, recently. JESUIT FATHER FRANK BRENNAN preached this homily

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Vince’s unconditional love

It is a year since journalist SELINA VENIER wrote about Vince O'Rourke's inspiring story of love for his wife Margaret with whom he shared the struggle with Alzheimer's disease as her carer. Vince had written a book about their experience and it has touched many hearts. Selina caught up with him again recently

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Speaking out on Sri Lankan horrors

As Sri Lanka struggles to recover after the end of fighting between Government and rebel Tamil fighters, hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians are being kept in refugee camps in the north of the country. Journalist PAUL DOBBYN attended a presentation in Brisbane by Dominican Father Pan Jordan and Dr Brian Senewiratne to learn more about the situation.

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Battling the death penalty

Brisbane Catholics Lee and Christine Rush, through their campaign to save their son Scott from the death penalty, are changing attitudes to capital punishment. PAUL DOBBYN reports

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Archbishop shares his vision

Archbishop John Bathersby recently completed a whirlwind series of gatherings in the deaneries of Brisbane archdiocese, sharing the archdiocese's vision for renewal centred on Jesus, Communion, Mission. SELINA HARRIS spoke with Archbishop Bathersby about his experience of meeting with hundreds of Catholics to speak about the basis of our faith.

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Reaching out to mums in need

Brisbane archdiocese, in an effort to support women facing difficulties because of pregnancy - difficulties that may have some considering an abortion - is establishing an outreach powered mainly by volunteers from the parishes. Journalist SELINA VENIER attended the first training day for volunteers.

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