Did you know that the Holy See was one of the first states to sign and ratify the International Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons? This might seem like a purely symbolic action from a state that does not possess nuclear weapons. It is in fact a symbol of a significant development in the Church’s teaching on nuclear weapons that has taken place over recent years.
The Word of God Sunday The Word of God Sunday is devoted to the celebration, study and dissemination of the Word of God. We will celebrate it in Australia for the first time on 7 February. So our podcast, The Revolution of Tenderness, will consider… Read More »The Word of God & Catholic Social Teaching
The theme of Pope Francis’ World Day of Peace Message for 2021 is A Culture of Care as a Path to Peace. It is a simple, timely message that goes to the heart of the matter. Francis begins by reflecting that 2020 has shown us “how important it is to care for one another and for creation”. He proposes a culture of care “as a way to combat the culture of indifference, waste and confrontation so prevalent in our time”.
Initiated in 2018, the Brisbane Archdiocese Living Laudato Si’ Initiative is now branching out into partnerships with Toowoomba Diocese and the Queensland Churches Environmental Network. You can find out more about the initiative, its activities, and the resources that it has produced for parishes, agencies… Read More »Living Laudato Si’ in Brisbane
As event organisers begin to plan for the future, the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference Disability Projects Office checklist for welcoming people with disability at conferences and events will be a handy tool. Disability Projects Officer, Trish Mowbray is also available to provide advice. Perhaps we… Read More »Making our Events Inclusive
The Pacific Conference of Churches is inviting Christians to skip one meal a day between 28 October and 6 December to join the people of West Papua, Kanaky (New Caledonia) and Maohi Nui (French Polynesia) in their hunger for justice and peace in our region.… Read More »Hungering for Justice and Peace in the Pacific
Now that 50 countries have ratified the International Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, it will enter into force on 22 January 2021. We join Pope Francis in continuing to pray that more countries, including Australia, will become parties to the Treaty. You can… Read More »Nuclear Weapons Treaty Success for ICAN
Dear Friends, I write to inform you of significant changes occurring with the Office for Social Justice and to ask for your continued support for the work of this small office that serves the Australian Catholic Bishops’ Commission for Social Justice, Mission and Service. Following… Read More »Thankyou & Farewell