View Bishop Peter Comensoli’s video message to the people of the Broken Bay Diocese in Australia for Migrant & Refugee Sunday 2015. Social Spirituality’s Sandie Cornish helps out. She spells out the calls to offer friendship, be informed, and promote social inclusion a little more in the text below. We may not be able to […]
Archbishop Denis Hart, President of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, has defended Pope Francis’ ecological encyclical, Laudato Si, from criticisms that it is Marxist or simply pushing a green left agenda. He calls it “Christianity 101”: “Calling for a more personal human culture based on care for others and walking lightly on the earth is […]
Bishop Gerard Holohan of Bunbury, Western Australia, has invited the Catholic community to reflect on Pope Francis’ environmental encyclical Laudato Si, especially in relation to issues experienced locally in the Bunbury diocese. Among the issues that the encyclical raises for the diocese Bishop Holohan cites “… the excessive use of fertilisers, the local impact of […]
The Australian Catholic Bishops Commission for Relations with Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders issued a strongly worded statement ahead of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday 2105. In the statement, titled Solidarity on the Road to Justice, they criticize government policies that reduce funding for services in Aboriginal homelands and are likely to have the […]
Bishop Robert McGuckin of Toowoomba in Queensland, Australia speaks to a local radio station about Pope Francis’ environmental encyclical Laudato Si. He welcomed the challenge of doing more to care for the environment and foreshadowed collaboration with the broader Toowoomba community to promote further action.