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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.

Ministry Youth

New network aims to support leaders in youth ministry

A new national body – the Australian Catholic Youth Ministry Network – is set to foster and support leaders in Australia’s Catholic youth ministry community.

Digital Life Education Youth

New podcast series gives students a voice

Year 11 students from a Melbourne Catholic secondary school have shared their views on subjects such as bullying, academic stress, addiction, judgement, social media challenges and nurturing friendships in a new series of podcasts. Source: Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools.


Young Christian workers and students take action

Members of the Young Christian Workers and Young Christian Students reflected on the realities of young people today when they gathered at The Monastery in Adelaide for their annual action conference. Source: The Southern Cross.

International Youth

Gathering of young Christians in Iraq a symbol of hope for the future

Church leaders say a gathering of almost 2000 young Christians in Iraq has provided hope for the future and encouraged the new generations to stay and invest in their country and in their community. Source: Aid to the Church in Need.