The Australian Catholic Social Justice Council (ACSJC) and Catholic Social Services Australia (CSSA) issued a joint statement criticizing the Australian Government’s 2014 Budget announcements. Bishop Christopher Saunders, Chair of the ACSJC said:“It actually punishes individuals and families who look to Government for financial support and drives division and alienation in our Australian community.” Jacky Brady, […]
The National Council of Priests of Australia have backed the Bishops’ 8 May 2014 statement on Australia’s asylum and refugee policies. They say: Like our Bishops, many of us have seen the faces and heard the stories of these people and cannot hide our shame at the way some are being treated. Here is the […]
In this reflection for CatholicCare Sydney, Sandie Cornish reflects on slow fashion and solidarity with the poor and the earth. For more on ethical clothing labelling, visit Ethical Clothing Australia. New ethical brands are emerging all the time, so check their accredited brands list from time to time.
Bishop Gerard Hanna has criticised the Australian government’s efforts to resettle in Cambodia those asylum seekers found to be refugees after having been intercepted at sea by Australia and sent to have their claims assessed in Nauru. “If the Australian Government is serious about expanding resettlement opportunities in the Asia-Pacific region, negotiations should commence with […]
Does this extract from Adrian Lyon’s homily for the Feast of Corpus Christi remind you of meals with someone in your life? Some people seem to have a great talent for hosting dinner parties and making community. Every meal with Adrian was a special event, even if it was just soup and salad in the […]