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.
Asia Pacific Teachings
Asia Pacific Teachings on Social Justice
The Bishops of the Asia Pacific region share responsibility for teaching about social justice issues with the Pope. They make a unique contribution to Catholic Social Teaching but their teachings are not generally as well known as those of the Pope or the Bishops of major English speaking countries. Here you can find Asia Pacific teachings by individual Bishops, Bishops Conferences from the Asia Pacific region, and from the Federation of Asian Bishops Conferences (FABC).
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There are sub-categories for the FABC, East Asia, South East Asia, South Asia and the Pacific. These are then broken down further into countries.
Text, Commentary, Quotes
The posts have links to the full text of the teachings. Many include some discussion or commentary. We also offer CST reflection quotes with questions for reflection and discussion.
The Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office (ACMRO) has welcomed changes which will allow asylum seekers who have arrived in Australia by boat to live in the community rather than immigration detention centres while their claims are assessed. ACMRO is an office of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference. Read their… Read More »Australian Church Welcomes Change in Asylum Policy
Here is an unofficial translation of a statement by the Catholic Bishops Conference of Indonesia calling for an end to violence in Papua. It was issued on 17 November 2011. Indonesian Bishops Conference Statement on Papua November 2011