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On an ecumenical journey

In this week's People profile, pilot Kevin Shorthouse and his wife Gail tell how they are planning to return to missionary work in Papua New Guinea while marrying it with Kevin's passion for flying by reopening the Vanimo diocesan air service...

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On an ecumenical journey

THIS week's People story in the printed version of The Catholic Leader is about Br Ghislain of Taize, the ecumenical community in France which is renowned for its meditational and monastic lifestyle...

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Bringing experience and maturity to priesthood

In this week's People profile, ex-former federal minister, ALP senator and ambassador-turned-priest Michael Tate talks about his unusual move from the secular world of politics to the more spiritual realm of the priesthood, following his ordination in Hobart earlier this month...

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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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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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NA determination to succeed

In this week's People profile, the executive officer with Brisbane archdiocese's Justice and Peace Commission, Sister Annette Arnold, tells how her background as a member of the Josephite Order, and the example of its founder Sr Mary MacKillop, inspires her to keep fighting for a range of issues, including an apology from Prime Minister John Howard over the stolen generation issue...

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Forging school partnerships

In this week's "People" story , former school teacher Paul Dickie tells how he is settling in to the demanding role of executive director of the Queensland Parents and Friends' Federation, where he takes responsibility for forging a stronger partnership between parents and teachers in the education process...

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