Edition: Easter 2014 Joy And Humour

Editorial: Lessons in truthiness

4 March 2014 TH

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.

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News feature: The end of homelessness?

4 March 2014 TH

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.

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A letter to: Homer Simpson

4 March 2014 TH

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

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Father Bob’s punch line

4 March 2014 TH

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

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Laughing in church

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

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How I met your Father

4 March 2014 TH

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

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A stand-up girl

4 March 2014 TH

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.

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Unguarded moments: The life of the party

4 March 2014 TH

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

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Explorations: Laughter in heaven

4 March 2014 TH

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.

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Carry on regardless

4 March 2014 TH

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.

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Quiz: How do you embody joy?

4 March 2014 TH

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.

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Good (not so) clean fun

4 March 2014 TH

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

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