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New chapter unfolds in Vince’s life

He's remembered as the first lay director of Brisbane Catholic Education. But Vince O'Rourke allowed an intimate look into his life when he wrote I Wish I Was a Leper after his wife Margaret died from Alzheimer's disease. Journalist SELINA VENIER was invited to find out about the a new chapter in his life

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Retreat to help with life plans

LOOKING northward, a group of high school graduates spent time together on March 3 in Paddington as part of a new initiative for Emmanuel Youth Outreach (EYO).

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Christians must work toward unity

ROME (CNS): Remembering the common roots of the Christianity they share, Roman Catholics and Anglicans should renew their commitments to praying and working for Christian unity, Pope Benedict XVI said.

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Water is a basic human right

VATICAN CITY (CNS): Clean and potable water is a human right, not a for-profit commodity dependent on market logic, the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace said in a recent document.

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Reaching out to young parishioners

How the Church best engages with young people was the hot topic for a gathering of representatives from Brisbane archdiocese's parish pastoral councils last weekend. SELINA VENIER reports

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Refugees flee Syrian violence

BEIRUT (CNS): Church aid workers scrambled to find housing for hundreds of Syrian refugees who have fled to neighbouring Lebanon because of ongoing violence between Syrian forces and armed rebels.

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