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People Triumph

THE decision by President Joseph Estrada to resign as President of the Philippines has shown yet again that people power can peacefully bring about change...

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Finding New Love for God

THIS week's People profile is on Yanis Bayada (pictured), who is rediscovering her love for God through creative and motivational means...

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Sad Legacy of IVF

Science is concerned with making new discoveries, but it frequently forgets about the consequences of these discoveries...

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Celebration of Eucharist Dying Away on Weekdays

IF, as Fr Ryan (CL 14/1/01) seems to imply, the Mass or the Eucharist of the St Patrick's of today is so much more meaningful, understood and participated in than in the St Patrick's of 1960 why are there less and less people coming to Mass at today's St Patrick's, why are those who come predominately in the over 50 age group and why are there now less and less Masses being celebrated? Is it because the heart of the Mass, that part that sets it apart from every other liturgical action - namely the re-offering of Christ to his eternal Father, in an unbloody manner, of his sacrifice of the cross, thus bringing that sacrifice into our time and place - is no longer understood? Communal activity occurs in other places besides the Mass, but is the activity of Christ always there? Could it be possible that the Mass has lost its appeal to many because the activity of the community at Mass has dulled the activity of Christ therein? As Shaping and Staffing progresses in Brisbane, daily Mass-goers are beginning to find it more and more difficult to attend a weekday Mass...

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Dialogue and Christianity

DIALOGUE among cultures and traditions, while fraught with difficulties, is "the obligatory path" to achieving lasting world peace, Pope John Paul II said...

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