Edition: Spring 2014 Be Brave

Editorial: Welcome

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Welcome to our special youth edition of Australian Catholics.

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Confessions of a practising Catholic

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

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Six extreme saints

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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.

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Am I Catholic enough?

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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?

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‘Just doing a job'

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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.

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Ask Papa Frank

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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.

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Bravery without borders

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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.

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A positive path to success

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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.

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Overcoming your worst fears

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

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Lifehacking

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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'.

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Portraits of war

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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.

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The #unfiltered me

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

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