As politicians swing into election mode the Catholic Bishops of Australia are encouraging people not to vote according to self-interest but with a view to the common good. In their pastoral letter they draw attention to a range of issues such as respect for life, marriage and the family, child… Read More »Vote for the Common Good: Australian Bishops
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.
Blessed are the Peacemakers is the theme of Pope Benedict XVI’s World Day of Peace Message for 2013. This summary includes a link to the full text, some questions for reflection, and prayer material. WDP Message 2013 Summary & Discussion Guide
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.