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Second Refugee on Nauru set Herself on Fire

Last edited 2nd May 2016

A Second refugee on Nauru has set herself on fire just days after a male refugee died from self-inflicted burns.

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JRS Calls on the Prime Minister to Exercise Moral and Political Leadership by Ending Offshore Processing

Last edited 29th April 2016

Jesuit Refugee Service Australia (JRS) calls on the Prime Minister to exercise moral and political leadership by ending the current policy of offshore processing of people seeking asylum in Australia. The decision by the PNG government to shut the Manus Island detention centre following the PNG Supreme Court’s finding that the detention of asylum seekers is unconstitutional and illegal has presented the Australian government with stark choices.

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A Year after the Bali Nine Executions, Indonesia Prepares Firing Squads Again

Last edited 29th April 2016

The chatter is ominous. Talk that the death squad is at the ready; that a new, bigger execution ground is in the making. Officials say it could be just weeks away.

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I Hate You, Food: My Struggle with Anorexia

Last edited 28th April 2016

Several weeks later as I was lying in bed I could literally hear my heart struggling to beat. I was petrified. I took my pulse and it was in the high twenties. I fought back the tears because I was afraid my heart wouldn’t be capable of handling the energy my tears would produce.

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Is it Okay to Share a Bed When You’re Dating?

Last edited 28th April 2016

In recent conversations with both my guy and girl friends, there has been some debate about this question: is it right to spend the night in the same bed with a member of the opposite sex?

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Can a Man or a Woman Change Their Sex? 10 Points a Catholic Should Keep In Mind about the Transgender Issues

Last edited 28th April 2016

Simone de Beauvoir once said: "one is not born a woman, one becomes so" (on ne nait pas femme, on le devient). The idea follows then that sex is no longer understood as a given element of nature. It is not something that we receive, rather it is up for us to choose for ourselves.

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Olympic torch handed over to Brazilians

Last edited 28th April 2016

With 100 days to go before the Olympic Games begin in Rio de Janeiro, the Olympic flame has been handed over in Athens to the Brazilian authorities.The torch will arrive in Brazil next week and then will travel around the country ahead of the games in August.Rio mayor Eduardo Paes says the Olympic park is almost ready but there are concerns about delays to some projects.

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The Tangled Knot of the Last Taboos

Last edited 28th April 2016

Kim West was studying in California when she had a child out of wedlock. She gave him up for adoption and turned to England. Nearly 30 years later she learned that her son Ben Ford wanted to contact her. When they met, they immediately felt an overwhelming sexual attraction. Ben ended up abandoning his wife and moving in with his mother. They live together and are considering having children.

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Pope Francis reflects on Good Samaritan

Last edited 28th April 2016

Continuing his series of Wednesday catecheses on mercy, Pope Francis devoted his April 27 general audience to the parable of the Good Samaritan. “Jesus had taught the great commandment of love for God and neighbor,” Pope Francis told the crowds gathered in St. Peter’s Square, according to the official English-language synthesis of his remarks.

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Fined for Praying the Rosary

Last edited 27th April 2016

Eight Canberra Catholics, including a priest of the Archdiocese, received an official police warning on April 15 for allegedly breaching the exclusion zone around the ACT Health Centre in Civic.

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