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Easter 2014

03 March 2014

Australian Catholics Easter 2014


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A vocation to make you laugh

1 Comment
03 March 2014 | Fatima Measham

Have you heard the one about the Jesuit who was a comedian?


A stand-up girl

03 March 2014 | Ray Cassin

In her mid-30s, Georgina McEncroe abandoned a secure career as a teacher and embarked on a new one as a comedian. Ten years later she has no doubt it was the right decision, and the applause she receives at stand-up venues around Australia suggests that audiences agree.


Carry on regardless

03 March 2014 | Clare Deignan

For comedian Damian Callinan, humour isn't just about making audiences laugh. He sees humour as a valve that can release grief and anger and makes the most uncomfortable topics digestable.


AC Classroom: The Stations of the Resurrection

03 March 2014 |

The Stations of the Cross is a long-held Easter devotion in Catholic communities, a way of journeying with Christ through his suffering and crucifixion.


Laughing in church

1 Comment
03 March 2014 | Fr James Martin SJ

Fr James Martin SJ explores when it's okay to have a chuckle at Mass.


News feature: The end of homelessness?

03 March 2014 | Ray Cassin

With just a small amount of investment, we could provide better support to people on the streets and help bring an end to homelessness, says Victorian VincentCare CEO John Blewonski.


Laughter in heaven

03 March 2014 | Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ

Does God laugh? Does God have a sense of humour? Can God take a joke? Strange questions, we might think, if we feel ourselves to be swimming in a sea of blue jokes and cynical comedians.


Unguarded moments: The life of the party

03 March 2014 | Ann Rennie

Jesus liked to enjoy himself. So why shouldn't we?


Editorial: Lessons in truthiness

03 March 2014 | Michael McVeigh

US Catholic comedian Stephen Colbert has a theory about Pope Francis. 'He's a vigilante vicar', Colbert said, after hearing reports that the Pope had been going out on the streets dressed as a simple priest to minister to people.


Quiz: How do you embody joy?

03 March 2014 |

Are you the life of the party or do you find joy silently pondering your own thoughts? Does others' happiness lift your spirits or do you see joy in the little things? Answer our quiz and learn how what makes you joyful can be used to share the joy with others.


A letter to: Homer Simpson

03 March 2014 | Michael McGirr

Dear Homer, I hope you don't mind if I write to you as one father to another.


How I met your Father

03 March 2014 | Jim McDermott SJ

What would the Annunciation have looked like if Mary was a modern Aussie girl?


What would Jesus Instagram?

03 March 2014 | Nicholas Peric

The online world provides plenty of opportunities for us to share God's joy with people around the world - if we follow some simple guidelines.


Good (not so) clean fun

03 March 2014 | Isabella McCafferty

What seemed like divine intervention was something more earthly (and funny).


Think globally, joke locally

03 March 2014 | Lauren Muscat

Lauren Muscat says the way to any heart is through the funny bone.


Father Bob’s punch line

03 March 2014 | Emily Ressia

A sense of humour can help us deal with difficult situations, says Australia's larrikin priest.


Playlist

03 March 2014 |

Nicola Nemaric looks at some comedy films 
with heart.


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