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Bridging troubled island waters

The Church is playing a key role in providing pastoral care to asylum seekers, including a special outreach on Christmas Island. Communications officer for the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference BETH DOHERTY sheds light on this effort

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Addressing the issue of abuse

Church leaders have spoken out in support of the Australian Government's recent landmark apology to Australians who have experienced abuse in children's homes and institutions. In the wake of the apology journalist PAUL DOBBYN spoke to several Church figures with close involvement in dealing with such issues

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Rebuilding after a living hell

As Victorian communities celebrate their first Easter since the devastating bushfires of February, SELINA VENIER gives an insight into how one family is recovering with a sense of hope.

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Volunteers helping to improve the world

Young Australian Catholics are stepping out in faith to live and work among children in some of the poorest parts of the world and are finding the rewards are priceless. AMY SIMMONS reports.

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Rebuilding a troubled country

Caritas Australia's chief executive officer Jack de Groot has just returned from Burma after seeing the devastation to the country and its people first hand. PAUL DOBBYN spoke to him about the experience.

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ACU head’s bold vision

Australian Catholic University's new vice-chancellor Professor Greg Craven has a bold vision of the university's place in Australian society. PAUL DOBBYN reports.

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Tackling the death penalty

The Australian Catholic Social Justice Council (ACSJC) launched its latest paper - Confronting the Death Penalty: People, politics and principle - in Brisbane on December 20. PETER BUGDEN gives an account of what's in this paper.

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Appreciating the Sacrament of Confession

Sydney priest Fr Michael de Stoop is keen to promote greater appreciation of the Sacrament of Reconciliation, so much so that he has written a book aimed at people of all ages. Reporter PAUL DOBBYN spoke to him about the book.

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