Edition: Spring 2016 Mercy And Youth

Online exclusive: Teaching boys to respect girls

28 August 2016 TH

Hopefully students and families around the country are discussing the media reports about the online behaviours of adolescents, especially those that disrespect girls.

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

18 August 2016 TH

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?

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

18 August 2016 TH

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.”

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YJA 2016 Intermediate Honourable Mention: An Angel of Mercy

18 August 2016 TH

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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YJA 2016 Intermediate Honourable Mention: A Journey to Remember

18 August 2016 TH

My grandpa is the most inspirational person in my life because he ran away and risked his life to get away from a communist Romania to get a better life for his family. 

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Online exclusive: R U OK? Day

18 August 2016 TH

Thursday 8 September is R U OK? Day. The occasion reminds us that checking in with friends and family is one of the most important things we can do to help a person who may be dealing with mental health issues. If something does not seem quite right, or we have noticed changes in behaviour, taking the time to reach out and ask the right questions can make a difference.

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Made for great things

18 August 2016 TH

Speaking to young people at World Youth Day in July, Pope Francis asked, ‘Are you looking for empty thrills in life, or do you want to feel a power that can give you a lasting sense of life and fulfilment?’

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Editorial: Small mercies, big results

18 August 2016 TH

What happens when six young people are handed the reigns of Australian Catholics magazine?

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The kujika from Yanyuwa

18 August 2016 TH

Malarndirri McCarthy is an award winning journalist who was elected to the senate in July this year. She was kind enough to take spend some time on the line with us during our internship week in May, and we had some questions for her about her career and her Indigenous heritage.

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Opening the doors of mercy

18 August 2016 TH

In this Year of Mercy, a particular emphasis is being placed on the opening of the Mercy Doors in cathedrals and churches around the globe. As Australians, there are many doors of mercy that we should strive to open in our country, doors to aiding some of our society’s most vulnerable people.

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Top secret mission of mercy

18 August 2016 TH

The following report from Mercy Agent 004 (Codename: Dinelle) is Classified. If you’re not a Secret Mercy Agent you should definitely not be reading it.

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Taking mercy to the streets

18 August 2016 TH

Proclaim Lismore works to support young people as they navigate their way into adulthood, building relationships with their family, their peers and with God. This year, Proclaim is focusing its activities in the Year of Mercy, with events focused around the corporal and spiritual works of mercy.

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