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Experts helping to battle the negative impacts of social media on vulnerable young people

INCREASING human dignity was key to protecting young children from hypersexual online content, Real Talk managing director Paul Ninnes said. Research by Real Talk demonstrated children as young as 12 had shared nude images of themselves, resulting in those pictures being shared online without their consent.  “I’ve had a parent crying on my shoulder at a parents’ night because their ... Read More »

Remembering Rex Scambary, the softly-spoken Kiwi raconteur who travelled the world

REX Scambary, one of the legion of New Zealand journalists who made a powerful contribution to Australian media, has died in Melbourne aged 89. From 1958 to 1984, Rex worked with the Australian Information Service  under its various titles.  The Commonwealth’s overseas information agency provided journalists as media officers to all major Australian diplomatic posts. The genial Mr Scambary served ... Read More »

Archbishop Philip Wilson’s conviction for concealing child sexual abuse quashed

A JUDGE has described how Australia’s mainstream media can exert subtle pressure during court cases, as he quashed the conviction of Archbishop Philip Wilson for covering up child sexual abuse. The former Adelaide Archbishop, on December 6, won a court appeal against his conviction for covering up abuse.  The Newcastle District Court upheld an appeal by Archbishop Wilson, 68, who ... Read More »

Nudgee College and Australian media honour top achiever Sean Dorney

ACCLAIMED foreign correspondent Sean Dorney remains firmly in the limelight, picking up two major awards recently despite his daily struggle with motor neurone disease. Diagnosed with the debilitating disease last year and with specialists predicting two years to live, Mr Dorney now finds himself growing weaker, with even simple movements requiring energy-sapping effort. He returned to his old school Brisbane’s ... Read More »

‘The world needs the saving message of the Gospel more than ever’

BRISBANE Archbishop Mark Coleridge has told a Catholic communications conference in Brisbane the Church has to find its distinctive voice if it was to make a contribution to Australian society. Archbishop Coleridge said there needed to be a “communications conversion”, and challenged Catholic journalists and communications specialists from dioceses across the country to take a lead role. “… In the ... Read More »

The Catholic Leader team wins multiple media awards for their work

  MEDIA experts have recognised The Catholic Leader newspaper as a benchmark for quality Catholic journalism at the 2018 Australasian Catholic Press Association Awards. Journalist Mark Bowling received the award for Best News Story for his story on the disturbing teen “sexting” culture raised by a Catholic school principal in Bundaberg. Mr Bowling also received highly-commended awards for his stories ... Read More »

Missionary Sister released from detention calls Australians to support human rights causes in Philippines

Sr Patricia Fox

UPDATE: The Philippines Government has ordered Sr Patricia Fox to leave the mainly Catholic southeast Asian country within 30 days after immigration authorities revoked her missionary visa for joining protest rallies. The immigration bureau has demanded Sr Fox leave the Philippines after “she was found to have engaged in activities that are not allowed under the terms and conditions of ... Read More »

There’s a problem when God’s people don’t support Catholic media

Catholic media

THE Catholic Church is not getting much good press of late.  The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has made the Church an easy target for the media and deservedly so.  Mother Teresa made headlines for a few days with her canonisation, but always paired with negative connotations regarding her legacy. This is the state of mainstream ... Read More »

Donna Lynch: Called to the airwaves

Donna Lynch

DONNA Lynch always wanted to work in radio, although growing up in the Snowy Mountains she could not have imagined where her passion and trailblazing spirit would lead her. “As a girl I would talk into the garden hose, pretending it was a microphone,” she said with a grin. “My school reports would always say ‘Donna talks too much in ... Read More »

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