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Providing a listening ear for half a century

On September 2 supporters of Birthline will gather to celebrate the anniversary of an organisation that for 50 years has been providing a phone counselling service for women facing an unexpected pregnancy. But its future is less certain as donations dwindle and the general community seemingly becomes more accepting of abortion.

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Supporting a synodal approach to change

In our continuing series on the Interim Diocesan Pastoral Council, Orla Wright and John Giles explain why they nominated to be on the Council and share their hopes for the future.

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Sister act

Life has always been a drama for Mercy Sister Kathryn Travers, but at the age of 83 she says she wouldn’t have it any other way.