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Catholic Support for War: Another Child Abuse Scandal

The Church cannot condemn child abuse by pedophiles and yet bless the government’s murder of children in its wars, if it wants to be consistent and faithful to Christ.  Below is an extract from an article by Brian Terrell on this theme: On August 14, a report from a grand jury investigation in Pennsylvania identified 300 Catholic priests across the…

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Pax Christi Australia (NSW) Convenor’s Report

The August Report includes information about meetings with the Inter-Congregational Voice on Climate Change and the Pacific Islands. This is a group of Catholic congregations with historical and ongoing involvement among peoples in Pacific Island nations in the areas of education, health, community development and climate justice. The group participated in the ‘Inquiry into the strategic effectiveness and outcomes of Australia’s aid…

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People’s Peace Movement (PPM ) in Afghanistan

In his article, 'In Afghanistan, Our Need to Rethink the Institution of War', author Dr Hakim writes, “We’ve been thinking that we need armies to stop ‘terrorists’, but armies don’t stop ‘terrorists’. Instead, they give ‘terrorists’ reason to keep fighting”. Dr Hakim says that it is "frustrating that whereas all human beings wish to live meaningful lives, we seem helpless…

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