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FRANK McCourt's autobiography Angela's Ashes dominated the bestseller lists around the world and won the 1997 Pulitzer Prize...

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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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A big night out

A SMALL but enthusiastic crowd gathered at South Brisbane's Greek Club and Convention Centre on May 4 for the University of Queensland's Newman Society Jubilee Ball...

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Fireworks death a salutory lesson

THE tragic way 11 year-old Dominique Baxendell's life was extinguished at Holy Spirit School, Bray Park on the night of Saturday, May 20, is the reason the sale of fireworks to the general public was banned many years ago...

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Pope gives thanks on80th birthday

VATICAN CITY (CNS): Blending celebrations of his 80th birthday with the Jubilee for Priests, Pope John Paul II celebrated a Mass praising God for the gift of his priesthood and reached out to priests who have left the ministry...

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Third secret ‘not essential to faith’

ROME (CNS): The Vatican's top doctrinal official, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, said the third secret of Fatima contains no dogma of faith and, like other private revelations, is "not essential" for Christians...

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Jury still out on Shroud of Turin

VATICAN CITY (CNS): The scientific jury is still out on the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin, believed by many to be the burial cloth of Christ, said Archbishop Severino Poletto of Turin...

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