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  • Nov 2017 '17

    Australian Government Must Act Immediately to End Manus Island Crisis

    The Catholic Justice & Peace Commission of the Archdiocese of Brisbane and the Social Justice Commission of the Catholic Diocese of Toowoomba call on the Australian Government to end the crisis on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea involving around 600 refugees and people seeking asylum. At present, over 400 are in the processing centre….

  • Nov 2017 '17

    Any change to marriage law must include protections for religious freedom

    Parliament must work to unify Australians by respecting different views on marriage, Australian Catholic Bishops Conference president Archbishop Denis Hart said today in the wake of the result of the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey. “The Catholic Church, and many others who sought to retain the definition of marriage as it has been understood for…

  • Sep 2017 '17

    Social Justice Sunday 2017: ‘Everyone’s Business: Developing an inclusive and sustainable economy’

    The Catholic Church in Australia celebrates Social Justice Sunday on 24 September. This year, the Australian Bishops’ Social Justice Statement is titled: ‘Everyone’s Business: Developing an inclusive and sustainable economy’. The Statement calls for an economy that is founded on justice and offers dignity and inclusion to every person. It is built around the Gospel…

  • Aug 2017 '17

    New office to strengthen protection of children and vulnerable adults

    Absorbing the failures unearthed at the Royal Commission, the Archdiocese of Brisbane has strengthened its efforts towards protecting children and vulnerable adults with a new role. The Office of Safeguarding and Professional Standards Services was opened on August 17, with Mark Eustance appointed its first Director. It is the latest step in what has been…

  • Aug 2017 '17

    Catholic awards honouring outstanding leadership return to Brisbane

    Catholics around Australia are revealing the country’s best Church and community leaders for a chance to be named a winner of the 2017 Community Leader Awards. Now in its third year, the 2017 Community Leader Awards, will honour five outstanding Catholics showing exemplary leadership as professionals, young Catholics, school leaders, volunteers, and community leaders. The…

  • Aug 2017 '17

    Homelessness Week in Australia

    On any given night in Australia 1 in 200 people are homeless. While the media storm continues around the tent city in Martin Place in Sydney, Homelessness Australia has revealed startling statistics around the rise in the hidden forms of homelessness, such as sleeping in cars and couch surfing. The rate of homelessness in Australia…

  • Jul 2017 '17

    Catholic Professional Standards Limited announces appointment of CEO

    The Board of Catholic Professional Standards Limited (CPS) today announced the appointment of Ms Sheree Limbrick as the inaugural Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Ms Limbrick has a wealth of experience in stakeholder engagement and management, strategic planning and policy development, as well as more than 10 years experience in executive leadership in social…

  • Jun 2017 '17

    Statement from the Australian Catholic Bishops’ Conference RE: Victoria Police announcement on Cardinal Pell

    In response to the Victoria Police announcement this morning regarding Cardinal George Pell, Archbishop Mark Coleridge, Vice President of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, said that “the Cardinal is entitled to the presumption of innocence, like any other member of the public, until his case is heard at the Melbourne Magistrates Court on 18 July….

  • Jun 2017 '17

    The Strength and Blessing of Indigenous Family Life is the focus for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday

    Despite the devastating effects of colonisation, the dispossession of families in rural areas and the accompanying social dislocation, the strength and unity of Aboriginal families has survived, Bishop Eugene Hurley, Chairman of the Bishops Commission for Relations with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, said at the release of the 2017 pastoral letter to celebrate…

  • Jun 2017 '17

    Bishops announce appointment of Plenary Council Executive Committee

    The Bishops Commission for the Plenary Council today announced the names of those who have accepted appointment to the Plenary Council Executive Committee. Their appointment followed an extensive confidential process of consultation across the Australian Church to ensure diversity. Together they bring a variety of gifts, competencies and experience to the work of the Executive…

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