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Volunteers helping to improve the world

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

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

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

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

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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Living on edge of destruction

Living on edge of destruction

Residents from the Carteret Islands near Papua New Guinea, Bernard Tunim and Ursula Rakova, have visited Australia to raise awareness of the desperation of their people because of the threat climate change poses to their islands. PAUL DOBBYN reports on their plight.

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God wants us to feed the poor

God wants us to feed the poor

ADELAIDE journalist, Nicholas Kerr, met Bishop Joseph Gasi, of Tombura-Yambio diocese in Yambio, Southern Sudan, in 2002, when the Government of Sudan was bombing Southern Sudan almost every day...

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Reviewing the case against Judas

Reviewing the case against Judas

Who was Judas and how critical was his role in the betrayal of Jesus? That is the question novelist Jeffrey Archer probes in his latest book, The Gospel According to Judas, supported by an Australian Salesian priest. CINDY WOODEN reports from Rome.

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Pioneer of justice

Pioneer of justice

The remains of Tasmania's first bishop, Robert Willson, are set to be returned to Hobart in the near future. FR TERRY SOUTHERWOOD traces the life of this remarkable churchman who left his mark on Australia's early history.

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