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Battling the death penalty

Brisbane Catholics Lee and Christine Rush, through their campaign to save their son Scott from the death penalty, are changing attitudes to capital punishment. PAUL DOBBYN reports

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Archbishop shares his vision

Archbishop John Bathersby recently completed a whirlwind series of gatherings in the deaneries of Brisbane archdiocese, sharing the archdiocese's vision for renewal centred on Jesus, Communion, Mission. SELINA HARRIS spoke with Archbishop Bathersby about his experience of meeting with hundreds of Catholics to speak about the basis of our faith.

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Reaching out to mums in need

Brisbane archdiocese, in an effort to support women facing difficulties because of pregnancy - difficulties that may have some considering an abortion - is establishing an outreach powered mainly by volunteers from the parishes. Journalist SELINA VENIER attended the first training day for volunteers.

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Lulu speaks out against Congo horrors

Lulu Mitshabu is determined to tell as many people as possible about "a war on women" in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Reporter ROBIN WILLIAMS was at a 2009 International Women's Breakfast in Brisbane when Ms Mitshabu spoke about the horror story.

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Caring for those who need it most

Reporter PAUL DOBBYN tells the story of three women - two from Caboolture and Woodford, north of Brisbane, and one from Thailand - whose friendship has grown because of their care for orphans.

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Catenians build chain

An association of Catholic lay men has established its first Brisbane group. PAUL DOBBYN reports on the Catenian Association.

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