The Brisbane Archdiocesan Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace has produced a resource called Working for the Common Good, to encourage prayer and action for the common good in the lead up to the G20 meeting to be held in Brisbane, Australia in November 2014. It includes extracts from the social teachings of St John […]
Bishop Bill Wright, Bishop of Maitland-Newcastle Diocese in Australia, reminds us that the call to be Easter people is a call to live justly. What does it mean to you to try to live as Jesus did? How can we, like Jesus, be people of “integrity who will not bow down before injustice or be […]
The Australian Catholic Bishops’ Conference Delegate for Migrants and Refugees, Bishop Gerard Hanna, has spoken out against the axing of funding for legal assistance to asylum seekers. “Whenever a person’s life is threatened, it is just and fair that they should be able to make a valid application for protection. The Immigration Advice and Application […]
The Australian Catholic Bishops’ agency for people on the move, the Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office, has produced a short pamphlet outlining key Church teachings on asylum and migration. Read it here.
Bishop Gerard Hanna, the Australian Catholic Bishops’ Delegate for Migrants and Refugees expressed deep sadness at the death of an asylum seeker detained on Manus Island. A riot at the Australian funded offshore detention facility left dozens of other asylum seekers injured. The Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office called on the Australian government to […]