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Defining the family

AS Queensland president of the Australian Family Association, I attended the gathering in Melbourne entitled "Family - Dare to Dream" and I must take up the issue of the definition of family referred to both in your editorial (CL7/5/00) and the subsequent letter by Chris Christensen (CL 14/5/00)...

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Tireless Pope turns 80

POPE John Paul turned 80 on Thursday, an age at which most people are ready to slow down and take life a little easier...

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Warning on priest shortage

MANCHESTER, England (CNS): Catholics will be starved of the sacraments without an influx of new priests, Belgium's most senior Catholic churchman warned...

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Agca instrument in divine plan

ROME (CNS): The Turkish gunman who tried to kill Pope John Paul has proclaimed himself an unwitting instrument" in a divine plan, after hearing of the third secret of Fatima which the Pope believes foretold the 1981 assassination attempt...

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Third secret of Fatima revealed

POPE John Paul II has ordered the publication of the so-called third secret of Fatima, following the revelation that he believes part of it was a direct reference to the 1981 attempt on his life...

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Pioneer commemoration

BRISBANE'S Sisters of Mercy are holding an exhibition called "Women Making History: Sisters of Mercy in Queensland 1861-1901" as a prelude to the opening of the order's new heritage centre...

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THE mainstays of the 1950 cinematic revival were the Cinemascope epics Demetrius and the Gladiator, Spartacus, Pompeii, Barabus, Ben Hur and The Robe...

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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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