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US Bishops elect new leader
The United States Catholic bishops this week elected Bishop William Skylstad of Spokane as president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. The election became competitive after Skylstad announced plans to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy for his Washington state diocese.
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Islamic leaders line up to meet Pell
Islamic community leaders are lining up to meet with Cardinal Pell on his return to Australia. There has been widespread consternation over His Eminence's reported remarks at the Acton Institute last month.
Parishes need better communication
Catholic parishes need better internal communications if they are to be an effective sign of Christ's presence in the world, according to the General Secretary of the Australian Bishops' Conference, Fr Brian Lucas.
Cairns, CACW looks to future Church leadership
Female lay leadership is of enormous importance, according to the Commission for Aust. Catholic Women, who will host a conference of women in significant positions in the Church, sponsored by the Diocese of Cairns.
LEARNING FROM ISLAM

For a Christian, the study of Islam brings you into a rich world of spirituality and religious practice, according to Trish Madigan. Listening to other people about their religion is not watering down your own. The task of interfaith dialogue is to encourage peace and understanding; but the joy of it is in finding out more about your own faith tradition. In this essay, Sr Madigan shares with Online Catholics what she has learned about her own religious faith and practice from her committed encounter with Islam.
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Mitre and Power
Living needs, not market forces, was the wage-fixing mantra from Pope Leo XIII's 1891 labour encyclical. In her second essay, Helen Borger explores Catholic labour justice.

Truth always bears scrutiny
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Catholic Media Watch
Evangelisation is the all the go. Yet how is it, asks Michael Mullins, that the Archbishop of Melbourne can imagine evangelising without refering to the electronic media at all?