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Fighting back

CATHOLICS in Iraq are defying Daesh (Islamic State), not with weapons or violence but with education and learning – and Australian Catholic University is standing with them. Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil, in Kurdish northern Iraq, was a guest at the International Federation of Catholic Universities 25th General Assembly in Melbourne earlier this month where he sought help from delegates. ... Read More »

Faith on the frontline

Memories from war

By Emilie Ng ACROSS the sea, a young Australian venerates his finger-worn St Benedict’s medal, praying with reasonable doubt if he will ever return home from war-torn France. He rubs the medal with his left hand, all too aware that it will be the hand he depends on for the rest of his life. Private Edmond William Carmody Bourke enlisted ... Read More »

Bushfire danger eases for Adelaide parishes

By Paul Dobbyn ADELAIDE Hills priest Fr Alfred Farrugia said he gives “thanks to God” for the narrow escape St Joseph the Worker Church, Lobethal, has had from bushfires. The parish’s other two churches – St Matthew’s at Birdwood and St Matthew’s at Bridgewater – had not been under threat so far, he said. The bushfires have destroyed or badly ... Read More »

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