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William Crawley with the religious and ethical news of the week. Moral arguments and perspectives on stories, familiar and unfamiliar. E-mail:

This weekend thousands of Australians are set to gather in Rome for the Canonisation of their first saint, Mary McKillop. Born in 1842, Mary became a Catholic Nun and Teacher and was at one point excommunicated. Willam Crawley talks to Father Brian Lucas from the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference about her life.

There's a growing trend to leave presents at the gravesides of loved ones. It's causing problems in many cemeteries. Our reporter Charles Carroll looks at the issues involved.

Massive cuts are on the cards in next week's Government Spending Review. But one area which will be protected is in the field of International Development Aid. Their 7.3 billion pound a year budget has been ring-fenced. But is 'Aid Money' the right solution for helping some of the poorest countries in the world, will they really benefit? Justin Byworth, the CEO of World Vision UK and Alec Van Gelder, Project Director of Trade and Development at the International Policy Network discuss the issue.


Series producer: Amanda Hancox.

45 minutes

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Sun 17 Oct 2010 07:10