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A Prayer for Trust and Confidence in God’s Mercy by St. Padre Pio
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A Prayer for Trust and Confidence in God’s Mercy by St. Pio of Pietrelcina

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Christians and Jews, Strangers No Longer
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Fifty years after the Second Vatican Council Declaration Nostra Aetate, Christians and Jews are "strangers no longer," but now friends, and brothers and sisters, says Pope Francis.

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The Teenager who Saved a Man with an SS Tattoo
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In 1996, a black teenager protected a white man from an angry mob who thought he supported the racist Ku Klux Klan. It was an act of extraordinary courage and kindness - and is still inspiring people today.

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Australia's Detention Centres Ruin Lives
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Having worked as a counsellor in immigration detention for several years, for contractor International Health and Medical Services (IHMS), any discussions surrounding my former place of employment could very well be illegal after Wednesday.

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Political Responsibility: Pope's Prayer Intention for July 2015
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This month, the Holy Father has asked Catholics everywhere to pray: "That political responsibility may be lived at all levels as a high form of charity." Throughout history people have held a negative view of politicians. Yet this month’s prayer intention reminds us that the ultimate goal of politics is justice and charity. In The Joy of the Gospel Pope Francis wrote: “Politics, though often denigrated, remains a lofty vocation and one of the highest forms of charity, inasmuch as it seeks the common good.”

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A Conversation with my Gay Friend
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“So, umm, why is it that you don’t want Tom and I to get married?” Because marriage is about new human life. Yes, marriage is about sex. But it’s about sex because sex is how new life is created — and, ultimately, it is an institution ordered toward protection and respect for new people.

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What Does it Look Like To Be Gay - and a Practicing Catholic?
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Joseph Prever is 32-year-old writer, who blogs about his own experiences as a man struggling with same-sex attraction and trying to live out the virtue of chastity. In this interview with Catholic News Agency, Prever explains why he started the blog, and why the Catholic Church teachings on sexulaity and love are not only true, but lead to happiness.

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Aboriginal Women's Sexual Assault Network Faces Closure as Private Funding Runs Out
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Hey Sis, We've Got Your Back is a groundbreaking program that has been working to combat sexual violence against Indigenous women. The program receives no government funding. Up until now it has relied on private donations but the money has finally run out.

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Torture Comes in Many Forms
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Victoria is a 10-year-old girl with a mental disability who was put in Jesus Divine Temple (Nyakumasi) Prayer Camp, where she was chained to a tree all day and slept on a mat in an open compound. She had no relative present at the camp at the time Human Rights Watch visited. Victoria had a skin infection which had affected her whole body, but she was not given access to medical treatment for this disorder.

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Stolen Faces: The Female Victims of Bangladesh Acid Attacks Refuse to be Beaten
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Every week, somewhere in Bangladesh, a woman’s life is changed forever when she is doused with acid and disfigured.Women are also regularly attacked in Cambodia, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. The western world isn’t immune either.The motivations vary but most are very simple: a man’s reputation has been damaged. Maybe his sexual advances were rejected. Maybe he was cheated on. Whatever the reason, the punishment does not fit the crime.

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