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YJA Junior Section runner-up

05 Aug 2019

The runner-up in the Australian Catholics' Young Journalist Award Junior Section was Makaylah Beatty of Augustines Primary School, Coffs Harbour, NSW.

YJA Junior Section Winner

05 Aug 2019

The winner of the Australian Catholics' Young Journalist Award Junior Section was Jack Webber, St Joseph’s Primary School, Merewether, NSW.

Capturing family life on screen

05 Aug 2019 | Kyla Dwyer

From Mary Poppins to The Incredibles, we’ve seen many depictions of family life in movies that centre on an ideal nuclear family – mother, father and children. While these stories can touch many of us, in reality family life can take come in many different flavours, shapes and sizes.

Resisting cyberbullying

13 May 2019 | Hannah Kennelly

Cyberbullying is a growing issue, particularly for young people who spend much of their time building and maintaining relationships in the virtual world.

Helping kids in times of need

07 May 2019 | Elise Ho

Since it was first established in 1991, Kids Helpline has been a lifeline for young people at critical moments in their lives. One of our young writers speaks to a counsellor at the service.

The two voices in my mind – Poem

07 May 2019 | Tatiana Kurniawan

When we feel anxious, it can be like there are two voices in our head competing for our attention. While one voice wants us to be ruled by fear, the other wants us to be free.

Tips from a YJA award winner

30 Apr 2019

Stories for the Australian Catholics Young Journalist Award can be found everywhere. The winner of the 2018 Australian Catholics Junior Section Award, Ryan Murdoch, interviewed his local priest who joined children from The Gap Parish in a soccer match.

The unbelievable thing

13 Feb 2019 | Tatiana Kurniawan

A little story about forgiveness.

In service of all soles

13 Feb 2019 | Genevieve Peters

The Washing of the Feet has long been one of our Easter rituals in the Catholic Church. But what’s special about the way it’s been used in recent years by Pope Francis.

How confession can change your life

13 Feb 2019 | Geraldine Vytilingam

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is a pathway to freedom.











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