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Ray of hope amid tragedy

IN this week's People profile, Franciscan Missionary of Mary Sister Pamela Barker tells how, by co-ordinating fundraising for Zoe's Place, a planned Brisbane hospice and respite centre for children with life-limiting illnesses, she also hopes to help save the marriages of their parents...

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University for a gentler era

IN this week's People profile, Australian Catholic University Vice-Chancellor Peter Sheehan tells how he looks forward to the day when the institution can play a pivotal role in a post-economic rationalist world...

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Laying on of hands

FR David Pascoe (CL 30/4/00) writes: "Fr Hanlon equates laying on of hands with ordination and hence sees the latter as evident in the action accounted for in the Acts of the Apostles (6:1-8)...

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Family diversity

THE traditional family is close to becoming an endangered species in Australia, and deserves special protection...

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Abandoning the rules

THE main thrust of Fr Kevin Ryan's article (CL 16/4/00) seemed to be that the real obstacle to living Christian lives today is "rules and regulations"...

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Champion of refugees

In this week's People profile, the co-ordinator of Brisbane's Centre for Multicultural Pastoral Care, Jose Zepeda, tells how he believes Australians and the Catholic Church in this country can find a new direction by embracing the cause of refugees and asylum seekers ...

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Origins of ministry

FIRST I would like to acknowledge that Fr Hanlon (Question Box, CL 23/4/00) has captured a number of significant points with regard to the historical development of the ministry of permanent deacon in the Church...

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