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Social Services Youth

Campaign giving voice to young people with care experience

Today, on World Care Day, MacKillop Family Services is encouraging people to deepen their understanding of children in out-of-home care and celebrate the outcomes they achieve despite a challenging start to their lives.


Stuck in the mud and loving it

Carrying a stretcher through a channel of mud and water can teach you a lot about your faith, says Toowoomba priest Fr Nathan Webb. Source: The Catholic Leader.

Pope Francis Youth

Meeting Pope a ‘profoundly human moment, simple and gentle’

Adelaide Catholic youth leader Maddy Forde met Pope Francis during a meeting of the Vatican’s Youth Advisory Body, presenting him with a gift from Catholic Education South Australia. Source: The Southern Cross.

Pope Francis Youth

Pope announces first World Day of Children

The Church will celebrate its first World Day of Children in May next year, Pope Francis announced on Friday. Source: CNA.

Social Justice Youth

CRA calls on Queensland Government to help children, not jail them

Catholic Religious Australia has written to the Queensland Government with grave concerns about its recent decision to suspend the state’s Human Rights Act to permit adult watch houses to be used as youth detention centres.

Cost Of Living Youth

Young Australians have increasingly bleak social and economic outlook: Survey

Younger Australians feel particularly punished by cost-of-living pressures, a new survey shows, and have an increasingly bleak social and economic outlook. Source: ABC News.

Social Justice Youth

Vinnies praises ACT decision to raise age of criminal responsibility to 12 years

The St Vincent de Paul Society has welcomed the ACT Government’s decision to raise the age of criminal responsibility to 12 years, with a subsequent rise to 14 years from July 2025.

Pope Francis Youth

‘There is much to learn from you,’ Pope tells children

In a celebration of life, peace, joy and harmony, thousands of children representing young people on every continent greeted Pope Francis during an event in the Vatican’s Paul VI Hall. Source: CNS.

Education Youth

Students challenged to use 10:10 vision and not blindly follow ‘the norm’

Sydney Catholic school students have been challenged to spend their time more wisely by living counter-culturally, coming back to God and the sacraments. Source: The Catholic Weekly.