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“Our challenge is to accompany people from the margins into a journey towards the fullness of life and love. We are meant to be in the coalface, in the messiness of it all and at the same time in fidelity to the Gospel… Like Christ in his ministry among the sick and the lost, we are called to meet God in the most unlikely people and places. We, too, must be in that frontier space. “

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Catholic support for Afghans

The Australian Bishops’ Office for Justice, Ecology and Peace have co-signed a letter urging Federal Parliamentarians to take seven urgent and decisive actions to support and protect Afghan citizens a…

New Name Reflects Key Focus

Our Bishops have already met their first action commitment from the Social Justice Statement Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor – the Office for Social Justice has the new name the Office for Justice, …

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Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor Podcasts

Listen to a three-part audio version of the Social Justice Statement 2021-22, Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor, read by David Brennan.

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Local Launches for ‘Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor’

Across the country, coordinators, teachers, advocates and volunteers will make the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference Social Justice Statement come alive in their communities. Face-to-face or onli…

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5 Prayer Cards Available for ‘Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor’

Five prayer cards are now available toto support parishes, schools and communities to respond to the Social Justice Statement 2021-22: Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor as well as on their 7 year jour…

Social Justice Statement 2021-22

The Bishop’s Social Justice Statement 2021-22: Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor, affirms that “we human beings need a change of heart, mind, and behaviour.’ It draws from Scripture, from the theologi…