The Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office has again voiced its concern about the treatment of asylum seekers. Their statement comes in the wake of comments by a Federal Opposition spokesperson.
Bruce Duncan and I contributed a chapter to this new book on Vatican II. We examine how Vatican II encouraged a renewed social engagement in Australia.
Melbourne Archbishop Denis Hart commended the Australian Government’s decision to increase its humanitarian program but is critical of other aspects of its migration policy. His talk for the Second Annual Bishop Joseph Grech Colloquium on Ethics and Migration is no longer available online.
In his World Communications Day Message for 2012 Pope Benedict XVI stressed the importance of silence: “When messages and information are plentiful, silence becomes essential if we are to distinguish what is important from what is insignificant or secondary. Deeper reflection helps us to discover the links between events that… Read More »Silence & World Communications Day
In a Message for Australia Day (26 January 2012) the Commission for Justice, Ecology and Development of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has called for more compassionate treatment of asylum seekers. Four of the Bishops who signed this statement minister directly to asylum seekers in immigration detention centres located in… Read More »Australian Bishops Call for Time Limit on Asylum Seeker Detention
The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference’s social networking protocol encourages the use of new media for evangelisation. It stresses the importance of upholding human dignity in the virtual world. Read the protocol here.