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    Six extreme saints

    The meek may be blessed, but it takes real courage to be a saint. Our six editors look at some saints who lived God's mission to the max.
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    A positive path to success

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    Madeleine Kuyken |  Sarah Wall has overcome injury and setbacks to become a successful netballer. We spoke to the Sydney Swifts player about the courage it takes to be a professional sportsperson.
  • Feature Article

    Overcoming your worst fears

    With the help of photographer Peter Casamento, our young writers tackle some of the biggest fears teenagers face.
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    Young Journalist Award: And the winners are...

    Congratulations to the winners of the 2014 Australian Catholics Young Journalist Award, brought to you by Australian Catholic University.

Magazine Features

Portraits of war

Sinead Goodfellow | 27 Jul 2014

Photojournalist Michael Coyne describes himself as a 'coward', but it hasn't stopped him plying his trade in some of the most dangerous places in the world. Sinead Goodfellow asks him about life as a war correspondent.


Bravery without borders

Madeline Kelly | 27 Jul 2014

There are different kinds of bravery, but few of us will ever have to muster the courage to flee our home and make a treacherous journey across the ocean in search of safety. Yet that's a decision that has confronted all of the people Sister Brigid Arthur encounters through the Brigidine Asylum Seekers Project.


A positive path to success

Madeleine Kuyken | 27 Jul 2014

Sarah Wall has overcome injury and setbacks to become a successful netballer. We spoke to the Sydney Swifts player about the courage it takes to be a professional sportsperson.


Confessions of a practising Catholic

Neve Mahoney | 27 Jul 2014

It takes courage to be open about your faith at the risk of being ridiculed.


Am I Catholic enough?

Emma Quinn | 27 Jul 2014

What's expected of me as a young Catholic? Am I supposed to be comfortable jumping up and down and praising Jesus? Or is it okay if I prefer to keep my faith to myself?


Six extreme saints

 | 27 Jul 2014

The meek may be blessed, but it takes real courage to be a saint. Our six editors look at some saints who lived God's mission to the max.


Lifehacking

Neve Mahoney | 27 Jul 2014

Let's be honest, we all like the drama. When someone mentions bravery, extraordinary feats of heroism and endurance tend to spring to mind. But there is a simple and just as important day-to-day bravery that is not reported on in the news. The undervalued art of 'keep on keeping on'.


More Stories

First on the scene

Sinead Goodfellow | 27 Jul 2014

Paul Villani is a full-time firefighter with the CFA, based at Patterson River in Victoria. We asked him about what it's like to have a job that can often mean putting your own safety on the line to help others.


‘Just doing a job'

Emily Maney | 27 Jul 2014

Police officers continuously carry out incredible, heroic acts. When faced with a natural disaster, we count on them to show us the way and get us, as a community, out of danger.


Ask Papa Frank

Emma Quinn | 27 Jul 2014

Sometimes we need a little encouragement to do the right thing. A worried parent, a student bystander and a concerned daughter ask 'Papa Frank' for help navigating some of life's challenges.


Overcoming your worst fears

 | 27 Jul 2014

With the help of photographer Peter Casamento, our young writers tackle some of the biggest fears teenagers face.


The #unfiltered me

Madeline Kelly | 27 Jul 2014

A teenage girl lives two different lives - but which is the real one?


Regular features

AC Classroom: Turia Pitt’s inspiration to live

Emily Maney | 27 Jul 2014

In September 2011, Turia Pitt participated in the 100km marathon in the Kimberly in Western Australia. Little did she, or the other competitors, know that a raging bush fire would cut their race short. 


Young Journalist Award Junior Runner-up: Listen to the lollipop lady

Samantha Kintanar | 27 Jul 2014


Being a crossing supervisor isn't just about plastering a smile on your face and blowing your whistle when it's time to cross. Marina has made sure of that. 'You have to have a good personality', Marina commented, 'and you have to be crossing supervisor for that person who wants to cross, no matter who they are.'


Young Journalist Award Junior Winner: Changing lives

Grace Hennessy | 27 Jul 2014

Our year 6 teacher recently asked us to name people who we believed to be great leaders. Leaders who inspired us. Names of famous people rang out across our classroom that day. Indeed, each and every name deserved its place on our humble whiteboard in our year 6 classroom. However, I could not help but think of a man who is not famous, but has changed my life forever. This story is about an everyday hero, my year 5 teacher, Mr Lawrie Knott.


Young Journalist Award Intermediate Runner-up: Road to freedom

Sophie Quoyle | 27 Jul 2014

Before moving to Australia at age four, my grandma Stefanie Moyle, travelled across the world with her family. They moved from one refugee camp to another after WWII ended and then finally set out for Australia, hoping for 'a completely different life'.


Young Journalist Award Intermediate Winner: Wheels in motion

Audrey Moore | 27 Jul 2014

It's a typical Monday morning at Our Lady of the Angels' School in Wavell Heights in Brisbane's north. Children are arriving and teachers are busily getting ready for the day. Handballs bounce playfully around the courtyard and sounds of teachers bustling about their classrooms fill the air. It's 8:10am and Kate Chellingworth is also busily preparing for the day ahead. But Kate is no ordinary school teacher. Kate is in a wheelchair.


Young Journalist Award: And the winners are...

 | 27 Jul 2014

Congratulations to the winners of the 2014 Australian Catholics Young Journalist Award, brought to you by Australian Catholic University. 


Welcome

Michael McVeigh | 27 Jul 2014

Welcome to our special youth edition of Australian Catholics.


Playlist: The bravery edition

Madeleine Kuyken | 27 Jul 2014

Here are some movies, books and songs to help give you that extra bit of courage.