I’m pleased to be joining up with the Wollongong Diocese Justice, Ecology and Peace Council to present a workshop on Catholic Social Teaching. We will be following an Ignatian methodology (just like Pope Francis), exploring local issues and nurturing a spirituality of justice.
Sexual abuse scandals are shaking the Catholic Church and many Catholic feel deeply ashamed. The concept of structures of sin can help us to understand the relationship between personal and collective responsibility. This article first published in Eureka Street explains. Rotten apples In an effort to encourage and support Catholics shaken by clergy sexual...
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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 here.
Indonesian Bishops Conference Statement on West Papua
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