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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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Caring from ‘womb to tomb’

Changes in modern family lifestyles and rapid population growth in south-east Queensland has opened up fresh fields for the Church's pastoral outreach...

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Nigerian priests on a mission

Nigerian priests Frs Francis Onwunali and Gabriel Kalu were featured on the People page on November 7 last year soon after they arrived in Brisbane archdiocese. PAUL DOBBYN catches up with them to see how they have settled in.

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Sustaining the vocation of Catholic teaching

Teachers around Australia and from Auckland in New Zealand took time out at a recent conference in Brisbane to consider the importance of nourishing their spirituality in such a high-pressured profession. AMY SIMMONS reports.

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Morale boosting trip is in jeopardy

Brisbane Catholic academic Dr Greg Poulgrain is desperately seeking funds to send an Aboriginal dance group to West Papua to boost the morale of the oppressed people there. PAUL DOBBYN reports.

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‘Dr Greg’ speaks out for his West Papuan friends

Church officials in West Papua claim the indigenous people there are facing a humanitarian crisis under Indonesian rule. Brisbane man Dr Greg Poulgrain has witnessed the suffering of the Papuans first hand for more than 30 years. He talks to reporter PAUL DOBBYN about the situation.

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A day to remember the forgotten

On the day Prime Minister Kevin Rudd made a Parliamentary apology to indigenous Australians for the Stolen Generations, reporter PAUL DOBBYN attended a breakfast organised by Brisbane archdiocese's Catholic Justice and Peace Commission and Murri Ministry to coincide with the telecast of the event. He reflects on the experience...

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