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YJA 2016 Intermediate Honourable Mention: A Journey to Remember

17 Aug 2016 | Sarah Kelso

My grandpa is the most inspirational person in my life because he ran away and risked his life to get away from a communist Romania to get a better life for his family. 

My first social justice experience

31 May 2016 | Various

We asked members of our young writers’ community to share their first experiences of social justice.

A just immersion

31 May 2016 | Anna Watt

Ensuring our interactions with communities in need are positive ones.


A good health guide to friendship

10 Mar 2016 | Meaghan O’Connor

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you’ve felt left out
 or betrayed by a friend? You aren’t the only one. Many people, when presented with a situation that makes them feel uncomfortable or hurt by someone they trust, react in anger, or annoyance, often damaging that relationship. But that’s not the only way to act. 

The divine guilt trip

26 Jan 2016 | Neve Mahoney

The idea of an omniscient God (a God that knows all) can be an intimidating concept. There’s a paranoia in believing that you are constantly being watched, and more than that, being judged. 

Becoming God's bestie this Lent

26 Jan 2016 | Young writers

Lent is a time to clear away the clutter so that we can focus on the more important relationships in life. We asked some of our young writers what they might give up, and what they might do, to deepen their friendship with God this Lent. 


Playlist: Lenten mercy

26 Jan 2016 | Thea Kurniawan

Keep the spirit of mercy alive with this playlist. 

Four ways to eat healthy and save the environment 

03 Nov 2015 | Sinead Goodfellow

Inspired by Pope Francis's environmental encyclical and want to be healthy as well? Here are some things you can do this Christmas. 

AC Classroom: A stranger from Nazareth

03 Nov 2015 | Anna Watt

The air is crisp, but the sandy road still radiates the warm breath of the day on our walk to dinner. A gentle crimson light enfolds the olive grove and falls softly on our bodies, and the powdered track dusts our sandals and slips in between our toes. 

And the winners are....

24 Aug 2015

Catholic school students across Australia entered this year's competition, sharing the extraordinary stories of everyday Australians and the winners are...











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