The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC) has issued a statement urging Catholics to consider how they will vote in the Federal Election 2016. In it they pick up Pope Francis’ expression “thrown away people” highlighting the experiences of Indigenous Australians asylum seekers and refugees survivors of sexual abuse those who… Read More »Election 2016 – Australian Bishops Urge Vote for the Voiceless
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The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines has declared 2015 the Year of the Poor. It is part of a nine-year preparation for the 500th anniversary of the first Mass and baptism in the Philippines. You can read their opening message for the Year of the Poor here. They invite… Read More »Year of the Poor in the Philippines
Archbishop Julian Leow Beng Kim of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia said at his installation, that Malaysia stands at a crossroads. It’s story, he said, should not be “about competing with each other, to see who is first, who is more superior or who is more successful, but our strength as a… Read More »National Strength in Option for the Poor
The Catholic Bishops of Aotearoa-New Zealand encourage people to think carefully about how they will vote in the 2014 national election. They see it as an opportunity to take faith into the public arena and to defend the poor and vulnerable. Read their statement here. What are some of the… Read More »NZ Bishops Election Statement
Sandie Cornish reflects on the end of the financial year for the CatholicCare Sydney staff newsletter.
It must be June – my mailbox is full of EOFY sale brochures and my inbox is full of begging letters from charities. The looming end of financial year prompts businesses to do their stocktake and it can also be a time for the rest of us to take stock of how we have allocated our resources. How much have we been able to give? Who and what did we give to, and how did we decide? What more can we do before the end of the financial year?Read More »EOFY Reflections
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… Read More »Easter Encouragement to Live Justly