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Millionaire tells of saintly help

THIS week's People story is on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire winner Martin Flood (pictured, left, with host Eddie McGuire), who credits St Joseph of Cupertino, patron saint of exams, with helping him win the $1 million prize...

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Unity would help

THE National Council of Priests, chaired by Fr Hal Ranger ("Regrets for priests' council", CL 13/11/05), is unhappy about the decision of the recent Synod in Rome not to proceed along the path of ordaining married men or of changing the celibacy rule...

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Tough times for visitors

THIS week's People story is on Sri Lankan Benedictine Father Stephen Abraham, who was in Australia recently on a mission to raise funds to help build a junior seminary in Kandy, Sri Lanka...

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Fighting racism at a cost

THIS week's People story is on Paddy Kearney (pictured), whose stand against racism and apartheid in South Africa led to him being targeted by petrol bombs and ending up in prison...

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Terror and civil rights

AUSTRALIA'S proposed anti-terror laws have the potential to entrap and persecute innocent people, just because they look suspicious...

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Married apostles offer a precedent

IN his "intervention" at the recent Synod of Bishops in Rome, Cardinal George Pell cited "the practice of the Lord Himself" and its "sign value" as two reasons for maintaining the discipline of priestly celibacy within the Latin Rite of the Catholic Church...

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Open to possibilities

THE Synod of Bishops in Rome has not unexpectedly rejected the option of allowing married priests to try to solve the shortage of clergy in many countries...

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