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Playlist: A merciful Church

31 Oct 2016 |

Five movies that can provide an insight into what a merciful Church might look like. 


St Teresa of Calcutta Parish Bulletin: What would a ‘parish of mercy’ look like?

31 Oct 2016 | WORDS Dinelle Hettiarachchi and Nieve Walton

What would a ‘parish of mercy’ look like? We asked two of our young writers to help us put together a newsletter for the imaginary Australian parish of St Teresa of Calcutta. 


Young Journalist Award Winners

17 Aug 2016 |

Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 young journalist award, brought to you by Australian Catholic University.


YJA 2016 Intermediate Section Winner: Joy by name, joy by nature

17 Aug 2016 | Jessica Pendal

In this Year of Mercy, we are called to show mercy and compassion for those in our community who are struggling. Sixty-year-old Joy Barratt has done this, sometimes subconsciously, for over 30 years.


YJA 2016 Intermediate Runner-Up: My primary inspiration

17 Aug 2016 | Yelena Walton

If you are lucky to meet Pat Sourivong, a primary school teacher in Tarneit, you will immediately feel at ease with her fun, and caring personality.


YJA 2016 Junior Winner: My name is Sim

17 Aug 2016 | Lucy O’Brien

I met Sim on the outer farms of Siem Reap, Cambodia after travelling in a Tuk Tuk across the dusty roads of farm land.


YJA 2016 Junior Runner-Up: Horror on the mountain

17 Aug 2016 | Tom Kitson

It was Wednesday 26 September 1990 and the headline in the Gold Coast Bulletin read ‘Horror On The Mountain’.


YJA 2016 Junior Honourable Mention: Feeding the World – Dr Beth Woods

17 Aug 2016 | Claire Grundy

By 2050 it is estimated that the world’s population will be 9 billion people. In order to feed the world’s growing population, farmers will need to produce more food in the next fifty years than they have in the last ten thousand years combined. How will we feed 9 billion people? People like my Aunt, the inspirational Dr Beth Woods are working hard on finding the answers. Could fish and rice hold the key?


YJA 2016 Junior Honourable Mention: The Golden Voice with the Golden Heart

17 Aug 2016 | Ben Jansseen

It’s a cold Thursday night and I’m anxiously waiting for the phone to ring. My Dad had contacted 3AW to ask if I could interview Phillip Brady.  Unfortunately, he wasn’t available but his producer said that he might call back. A short time later the phone rang and greeting me was a friendly and calm voice. “Hi Ben, it’s Phillip Brady. How are you today buddy?”  “Hello Mr Brady,” I replied, “can I interview you for my article?” “Go ahead Ben, you can call me Phillip if you prefer.”


YJA 2016 Intermediate Honourable Mention: An Angel of Mercy

17 Aug 2016 | Chelsea Luders

It has been said many times that “Everything happens for a reason” but after watching my brother, Mitchell, die from cancer when he was only 13, it’s just about impossible to find any reason for that. I do believe that you don’t meet special people by accident. The right people come into your life at exactly the time you need them to be. One of those special people that I have been lucky to meet is a children’s doctor who is always doing everything for her patients and has a supercool name. She is a wonderful person and inspires me in many ways. So, I’d like to tell you about Dr Sara Bluefeather.


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