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Stories about "religious sexual abuse":

Lismore pedophile priest sentenced

A Catholic priest formerly attached to the Lismore diocese has been jailed for four years and 10 months on charges of having sexually abused two teenage boys who stayed with him at the church house in Mallanganee in the 1980s.

Council prayers are morally repugnant

Andrew Bennett, Tweed Heads. Tweed Shire Council is now asking attendees at the council meetings to remain seated and not stand for the draconian ritual...

Satyananda ashram leader sexually abused girl with shotgun

Children living in a NSW yoga centre in the 1970s and '80s were separated from their parents and had a 'cult-like dependence' on their leader's partner, a royal commission has found.

Celibacy to blame for priests’ perversions

Darrell Mcdowall, Byron Bay. Cardinal Pell has given evidence at last. The churches, however, like countries, are often deemed more important than the truth. The immoral reasoning that is used for this action is that the whole, or the many, is more important than the individual and therefore the individual may be sacrificed, along with truth.

Cardinal Pell denies bribing victim of pedophile priest

Cardinal George Pell has moved to 'correct the record' after being accused at the sex abuse royal commission of bribing a victim of pedophile priest Gerald Ridsdale to keep quiet.

Former Woodlawn teacher on sex assault charges

An East Lismore former teacher has been charged with a string of historical sexual and indecent assaults of students.

Retired priest on underage sex charge

Police at Tweed Heads have charged a retired priest in relation to alleged historical indecent assaults.

Finding the fine art

Bangalow Fine Art are boutique art dealers and valuers who hold quarterly online exhibitions of interesting and important pieces of Australian and international art. The...

Mirabelle’s game 

A magical quest is taking place in Lismore Quad from August 15–23. Deep underground, right beneath the town (and unknown to the human inhabitants...

Local pasta, sauces, eggs and custard!

Victoria Cosford There’s a steady stream of customers at Jodie’s stall. Regulars by the looks of it, most unclipping their plastic containers – 100 per...

Halcyon House and Paper Daisy

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