Almost as soon as the pandemic was declared, Pope Francis established the Vatican COVID-19 Commission. He understood that we can either emerge from this once in a generation crisis better or worse. How we respond to the pandemic now can help to prepare a better… Read More »Preparing the Future
The ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has changed Australian society and its economy and will continue to shape our country into the future. As Australia looks to rebuild its economy, Catholic Social Services Australia (CSSA) argues that government attention should be on developing a… Read More »Strong Economy, Stronger Australia
Bishop Vincent Long, Chair of the Commission for Social Justice, Mission and Service, has raised concerns with the Philippine Ambassador and the Australian Government about the killing of indigenous Tumandok people in Capiz on 30 December 2020. The killings occurred during a joint operation of… Read More »End Red-Tagging
Ash Wednesday (17 February) is the beginning of Lent, which means that Caritas Australia’s annual Lenten fundraiser, Project Compassion is about to start. The theme this year is ‘Be more’, inspired by the words of St Oscar Romero: “aspire not to have more, but to… Read More »Be More this Lent
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