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26 July 2014


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First on the scene

26 July 2014 | Sinead Goodfellow

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.


Portraits of war

26 July 2014 | Sinead Goodfellow

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

26 July 2014 | Madeline Kelly

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.


‘Just doing a job'

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26 July 2014 | Emily Maney

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.


A positive path to success

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26 July 2014 | 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.


AC Classroom: Turia Pitt’s inspiration to live

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26 July 2014 | Emily Maney

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. 


Am I Catholic enough?

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26 July 2014 | Emma Quinn

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?


Confessions of a practising Catholic

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26 July 2014 | Neve Mahoney

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


Why I am happy to be a godfather

26 July 2014 | Michael McVeigh

People who criticise parents who baptise their child into the Catholic faith because of the Church's flaws and misdeeds are missing the point about what it means to be a Catholic.


Welcome

26 July 2014 | Michael McVeigh

Welcome to our special youth edition of Australian Catholics.


Overcoming your worst fears

26 July 2014 |

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


Playlist: The bravery edition

26 July 2014 | Madeleine Kuyken

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


Six extreme saints

26 July 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.


The #unfiltered me

26 July 2014 | Madeline Kelly

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


Ask Papa Frank

26 July 2014 | Emma Quinn

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.


Lifehacking

26 July 2014 | Neve Mahoney

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'.


Young Journalist Award Intermediate Winner: Wheels in motion

26 July 2014 | Audrey Moore

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 Junior Runner-up: Listen to the lollipop lady

26 July 2014 | Samantha Kintanar


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

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26 July 2014 | Grace Hennessy

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

26 July 2014 | Sophie Quoyle

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: And the winners are...

26 July 2014 |

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


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