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01 August 2013


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Faith like oxygen

01 August 2013 | Emily Ressia

Defying her doctors, Michelle Newland awoke from a vegetative state and fulfilled her dream of being a teacher - in her own way.


Following God’s call

01 August 2013 |

Beyond the noise of the everyday world, there's a deeper calling that speaks to us about better ways to live our lives. It's a calling that we hear best in places where we encounter God - in church, in prayer, in the beautiful places of the world, and in helping others.


News feature: Frank conversations to tackle abuse

01 August 2013 | Michael McVeigh

Professor Maria Harries brings 45 years of experience working with victims of sexual abuse to her new position on the Truth, Justice and Healing Council. She says the Catholic Church needs to have a frank encounter with the realities of sexual abuse, and its response to the Royal Commission is just one aspect of that encounter.


Quiz: How do you inspire others?

01 August 2013 | Nicole De Souza

Select the answers that best describe you, and see the sort of inspirational person that you could be.


Media to motivate

01 August 2013 | Yazmine Lomax

Yazmine Lomax looks at some of the books, films and songs that inspire her.


Unsung heroes

01 August 2013 |

You don't have to be the person everyone focuses on to be the hero of a story. We pick some 'unsung heroes' from our favourite films.


No ordinary girl

01 August 2013 | Emily Ressia

A story about a young girl who didn't see the special things others saw in her.


Making history

01 August 2013 | Mark McQuillan

What makes a person inspirational? We look at a few historical figures to see what they might have in common.


Young Journalist Award Intermediate Winner: Riding success

01 August 2013 | Nicola McKenzie

When asked what he thinks courage means, former jumps jockey Mervyn McKenzie gives a chuckle and replies with a hearty smile, 'Well, you gotta be a bit game!'


Nerves: A first celebrity interview

01 August 2013 | Nicole De Souza

After sending emails and tweeting messages to a range of well-known inspirational celebrity activists, Nicole De Souza was able to secure an interview with World Vision's Tim Costello. Next came the scary part - making the call.


Young Journalist Award Junior Winner: Making learning fun

01 August 2013 | Alexander Wylie

Mrs Susan Blyth has been teaching at St Anthony's Catholic Primary School for many years. All her students, past and present, would say the same thing: Mrs Blyth makes learning fun.


Learning by example

01 August 2013 | Emily Ressia

What do students find inspirational about their teachers and teachers find inspirational about their students?


Broadening the ideal of beauty

01 August 2013 | Lauren Muscat

Dannielle Miller once wrote a love letter in acceptance and gratitude to her own body. This is the essence of what she teaches young women to do: define beauty for themselves and not in comparison with magazine covers.


How to win at being a loser

01 August 2013 | Yazmine Lomax and Lauren Muscat

You can still be a good example to others, even when things aren't going your way. With the help of photographer Peter Casamento, our interns show you how.


Editorial: Aspire to inspire

01 August 2013 | Yazmine Lomax

Six teenagers were given the opportunity to run Australian Catholics magazine by ourselves. It was a huge task, but we were up for it.


Young Journalist Award Senior Winner: A man of perseverance

01 August 2013 | Gabriele Arace

Inspirational Broome man, Kevin Puertollano, talks to St Mary's College student, Gabriele Arace, about his life's experience and work.


From image to imagination

01 August 2013 | Mark McQuillan and Yazmine Lomax

Interns Mark McQuillan and Yazmine Lomax chose a piece of artwork to be the subject of a fictional story in an exercise to show how art can inspire art. They chose the painting The Geographer by Johannes Vermeer to use as their muse.


Super human or just human?

01 August 2013 | Michael Alvaro

With reports of footballers behaving badly in the media all the time, intern Michael Alvaro explores whether we ask too much of our sporting role models.


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