The Southern Cross : August 2010
Page 2 August 2010 The Southern Cross www.adelaide.catholic.org.au Message from Archbishop Philip Wilson Inside The Southern Cross Archbishop Wilson 2 Vocations 4, 12,13 Editorial/Opinion 11 Pastoral 11 Schools 14-18 Crossword 20 Obituaries 20 Mass times 23 Published by Solstice Media Ltd., Suite 4, Cinema Place, Adelaide, SA 5000 (off Vaughan Place). Printed by Rural Press Printing, Adelaide Rd, Murray Bridge, for the publisher. 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The Southern Cross is now available online at www.thesoutherncross.org.au Highly respected Adelaide journalist Shirley Stott Despoja is the winner of the inaugural Mary MacKillop Award for her outstanding contribution to journalism, announced by Archbishop Philip Wilson at the 20th annual Catholic Archbishop's Media Citations. Ms Stott Despoja, who began her career at The Anglican in Sydney and was a leading columnist and arts editor at The Advertiser in the 60s and 70s, was nominated for her regular column, The Third Age, published in The Adelaide Review. Archbishop Wilson said he was pleased to be able to present the award, which commemorates the 20th year of the citations in this special year of Mary MacKillop's sainthood, to such an esteemed writer and champion of equality and social justice. "Mary MacKillop herself was a great correspondent and also challenged the social norms of the day," he said. "Ms Stott Despoja's efforts to break the stereotypes of ageing and challenge her peers to be feisty and opinionated would undoubtedly be applauded by Mary." The awards were initiated 20 years ago by the then Director of Catholic Communications, Father Rob Carey, and Father John Vildzius. Guest speaker this year was Chair of the Public Interest Journalism Foundation at the Swinburne University of Technology and former investigative journalist and author Margaret Simons. She spoke about the influence of new technology on the media, comparing it to the impact of the printing press on democratic processes. The major news story winner in the print category was Katelin Nelligan of News Review Messenger, for her compelling series on child abuse and neglect in the northern suburbs while commendations were awarded to Renato Castello of the Sunday Mail, for coverage of failings in the mental health system; to The Advertiser's Bryan Littlely for his series on the Maralinga "nuclear shame" and to Michelle Etheridge of the Weekly Times Messenger for her engaging series on new arrivals to the State. Best feature article won by Max Anderson of the Adelaide Hills Magazine for The Mello Connection -- a heart-warming story of Italian migration. Commendations went to Penelope Debelle of The Advertiser Weekend Magazine, for Hell and back -- the journey of Australian music legend Debra Byrne and to Brad Crouch of the Sunday Mail for Triumph of a blind ambition -- a hard-earned story on a sight- giving Third World program. Peter Goers of the Sunday Mail won the citation for best opinion piece for poignant accounts of his relationship with his mother and father. Photographer Dylan Coker of the Sunday Mail won a citation for his vibrant portrayal of a footy coach with a disability and Kelly Barnes of The Australian was commended for cleverly capturing Somalian refugees learning to swim. In the electronic media category, ABC Stateline's Ian Henschke was awarded a citation in recognition of his coverage of stories which have a positive impact on people's lives. Stott Despoja wins inaugural award WINNERS: Media Award recipients, from left, Brad Crouch, Bryan Littlely, Penelope Debelle, Katelin Nelligan, Michelle Etheridge, Max Anderson, Archbishop Wilson, Ian Henschke, Shirley Stott Despoja, Peter Goers, Dylan Coker and Kelly Barnes. Learning from migrant communities I was at a function the other day where I saw something about our future opening up before us and I realised that the Archdiocese is becoming a more and more complex community because of the arrival of new communities of people in our midst. New languages, new ways of experiencing our faith, new ways of expressing our faith -- very important parts of the way that we have to think about our preparation for the future so that all of these people, like those communities that have come to us in the past and have made such a tremendous contribution to our life, will be able to participate in their lives andbeabletofindawayto find their home, their spiritual home within the context of living within the Archdiocese of Adelaide. It seems to me that this is a time for us to recognise that the presence of these new communities, the presence of all of the different ethnic groups that are within the life of the Archdiocese is a wonderful opportunity for us to look at how we might make Christ better known and loved within the whole community here in Adelaide. If we are able to discover new ways for all of these different ethnic groups to be able to express their Catholic faith in the way that's meaningful to them, this should be of great value to all of us. It's especially important for the young to see that it's really a great part of life to be able to have faith in Christ and to be able to express that in a way that not only is satisfying to the mind but is also something that really reaches into one's cultural experience, one's language, one's emotions, and that is able to do so with colour and movement and form that really gives beauty to the presence of Christ in our midst. As we are moving towards our new programs, our studies for Leap Ahead, it's very important for us to look around and see that there is this rich variety of life that the Lord has already gifted us with, the arrival of all of these different people from all over the world. We must find a way to give them the opportunity to give expression and life to their faith in Christ within the midst of this community that we belong to and that is so dear to us today. Guest speaker and judge Margaret Simons. Photos: Kate Elmes CONFIRMED: Children were confirmed by Archbishop Wilson in the Good Shepherd Church, Clearview in June. Front: Lara Olliver, Ainslee Kozul, Phoebe Davies, Nikki Nguyen, Shanelle Pawlowski, Elouise Ward, Lisa Nguyen, Bianca Tucci, Bailey Ambler; 2nd Row: Billy Nguyen, Marcus Bryant--McNamara, Paul Pham, Olivia Billing, Antonio Grillo, Jordan Nguyen, Declan Fitch-Woolford, James Barton, Tatiana Pavlic; 3rd Row: Carlo Troncone, Aaliyah Tizio, Alex Spinozzi, Johanna McDonald, Vincent Ravida, Gabriela Lopez; Back: Father James Sayers, Archbishop Philip Wilson, Father Leon Czechowicz.