Catholic youths discuss media, making choices in life


CATHOLIC youths in Port Moresby have attended a life matters programme to learn to be critical of media and make confident decisions when dealing with life choices.
According to the social communications commission (Socom) of the Catholic Bishops Conference, this was the second such programme. It was attended by 54 participants.
Held at the Shrine of Mary Help of Christians in Boroko, the programme was run by four facilitators who shared how the media could influence their values, attitudes, relationships and faith.
St Joseph parish participant Esther Aigilo spoke about meaningful friendships and its associated values as well as how social media had defined friendships today.
Carol Aigilo, also from St Joseph parish, spoke in the light of recent events at the University of PNG, highlighting male domination and physical and emotional abuse and where the law could assist when relationships were abusive.
Socom personnel Jessica Oata highlighted the traits and outcomes of a person who was infatuated with another person and also emphasised the need for young people to channel their zeal, energy and talent into things that were creative and above all positive.