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The bigger picture

ON Refugee and Migrant Sunday, it is worth remembering the millions of displaced people around the world whose legal status is in limbo and who have nowhere to call home...

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Christ’s love for children

IN the wake of the recent paedophile scandals affecting all Christian denominations, it has been disconcerting to read in letters to Catholic journals, and even hear from the pulpit, oblique references to 'not casting the first stone' etc, and that we should exercise unconditional compassion and love towards these offenders, so that we are practising 'true' Christianity...

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Suffering of the ordinary people

AS the world teeters on the brink of another Middle East military showdown, it is worth considering the untold suffering that such action would cause to the ordinary people caught in the middle of this conflict...

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Disappointed by Pell speech

I WRITE in reference to the coverage of Archbishop Pell's address to the Australian pilgrims in the Queen Elizabeth Building on the first day at World Youth Day in Toronto, Canada (CL 11/8/02)...

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Raising women’s profile in Church

THIS week's People story is on Geraldine Hawkes (pictured), who is the chair of the Commission for Australian Catholic Women (CACW), and believes women have countless gifts and experiences to bring to today's Church...

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Hope and guidance

YOU could feel the buzz of anticipation as 800,000 people converged on a former military base on Toronto's outskirts for World Youth Day...

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Helping to educate E Timorese

THIS week's People story is on Salesian Brother Marcal Amaral Lopes (pictured) who has watched the people from East Timor pick up the pieces of their shattered lives after decades of devastation...

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