The Office for Social Justice has had to move quickly to adjust its operations in the light of COVID-19. Our staff are working remotely and limiting visits to the office, for their own safety and that of others. The best way to contact us is… Read More »Love in a Time of COVID-19
Bishop Vincent Long, Chair of the Commission for Social Justice, Mission and Service, encourages us all to care for each other during this time of the COVID-19 virus. He says that like St Joseph, we should become protectors of life by “not doing anything that… Read More »Not a Time to Look After Ourselves Only
Cardinal Turkson has issued a COVID-19 solidarity call to the Presidents of Bishops Conferences, bishops responsible for health pastoral care, social-healthcare and pastoral workers, civil authorities, patients and all their families, and to volunteers and all persons of goodwill. For every person, believer or non-believer,… Read More »COVID-19 Solidarity Call
The 2020 Poverty in Australia Overview by the Australian Council of Social Service and UNSW Sydney reports that 3.24 million people in Australia are living below the poverty line. They include more than one in eight adults and one in six children. In response, ACOSS has called on government to boost growth in jobs, increase Newstart and Rent Assistance, and invest in social housing.
A group of Iranian Australians in Sydney have launched a petition calling on the Australian government to take a clear stand against the violation of human rights in Iran since 15 November 2019 when security forces opened fire on peaceful demonstrations in about 200 cities and towns.
We can begin the process of ecological conversion in moments of quiet reflection and prayer, where we deepen our awareness of how each one of us has failed to treat Creation with due love and respect. Further reflection will bring to mind certain wasteful habits… Read More »Lenten Eco Calendar
This discussion guide accompanies the anthology Still Listening to the Spirit: Woman and and Man Twenty Years Later, providing starting points for engagement with each of the essays. It can be used for personal reflection, or in a parish, school or community group context. Several… Read More »Discussion Guide: Still Listening to the Spirit
Dear Friends, The Feast Day of Saint Josephine Bakhita will be celebrated on Saturday 8 February. She is the patron saint of victims of modern slavery and human trafficking. On this day all Catholics are encouraged to pray for those affected by slavery and human… Read More »Feast of St Josephine Bakhita Highlights Modern Slavery