Tag: Australian Catholic Bishops’ Conference

ACBC_Media Release_Catholic Church Confirms Entry into National Redress Scheme

Read the full statement using the below link… Catholic Church Confirms Entry into National Redress Scheme “Since as early as 2013, the Catholic Church has called for a national redress scheme for survivors of child sexual abuse,” ACBC president Archbishop Mark Coleridge said. “We support the Royal Commission’s recommendation for a national redress scheme, administered… Continue Reading ACBC_Media Release_Catholic Church Confirms Entry into National Redress Scheme

Plenary Council 2020

May 2018 Bishops Plenary Report   Pastoral Letter from Archbishop Costelloe 20 May 2018 (Plenary Council 2020) perthcatholic.org.au-Week_5-Plenary_2020_journey_launched Plenary Council President Archbishop Tim Costelloe calls all to get involved…  ‘As you may have heard, Pope Francis has just recently given his formal approval for the Catholic Church Australia to hold a Plenary Council in 2020‘…… Continue Reading Plenary Council 2020

ACBC_Media Release_Catholic Church Calls for Boost in Minimum Wage

  Read the full statement using the below link… Catholic Church Calls for Boost in Minimum Wage The Australian Catholic Council for Employment Relations has told the Fair Work Commission that the minimum wage is “manifestly inadequate” and hundreds of thousands of families are living in or threatened by poverty.   “The level and depth… Continue Reading ACBC_Media Release_Catholic Church Calls for Boost in Minimum Wage

Apostolic Exhortation from Pope Francis on the call to Holiness in today’s world

1. “REJOICE AND BE GLAD” (Mt 5:12), Jesus tells those persecuted or humiliated for his sake. The Lord asks everything of us, and in return he offers us true life, the happiness for which we were created. He wants us to be saints and not to settle for a bland and mediocre existence. The call… Continue Reading Apostolic Exhortation from Pope Francis on the call to Holiness in today’s world

ACBC_Media Release – Any change to marriage law must include protections for religious freedom

Please read the ACBC full statement using the below link…   Any Change to Marriage Law Must Include Protections for Religious Freedom   “The Catholic Church, and many others who sought to retain the definition of marriage as it has been understood for centuries, continues to view marriage as a special union between a woman and… Continue Reading ACBC_Media Release – Any change to marriage law must include protections for religious freedom

Refugee Week and World Refugee Day, 18-24 June 2017

Refugee Week Refugee Week is a national annual celebration of the contributions that refugees have made to Australian society, and a chance to raise awareness about the issues affecting refugees. Refugee Week is organised by the Refugee Council of Australia, and in 2017 is taking place from the 18th to the 24th June.   The designated theme for Refugee… Continue Reading Refugee Week and World Refugee Day, 18-24 June 2017

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, 15 June 2017 | United Nations

June 15 is recognised by the United Nations as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). As the number of older people around the world is growing, the level of elder abuse is also expected to rise in coming years. This day is observed annually to raise awareness and help put and end to elder abuse in all… Continue Reading World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, 15 June 2017 | United Nations

International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, 6th April | United Nations

  The 6th April is observed by the United Nations every year as the International Day of Sport for Development of Peace, to acknowledge and promote sport as a way to advance human rights, development and peace.   On the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace 2017, the UN are launching the digital… Continue Reading International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, 6th April | United Nations

Day of Prayer and Fasting for Refugees and Asylum Seekers, Sunday 5th March

This coming Sunday 5th March, the first Sunday in Lent, is being recognized by the National Council of Churches in Australia (NCCA) as a Day of Prayer and Fasting  for Refugees and Asylum Seekers. As the NCCA says, “The situation of many thousands of refugees and asylum seekers throughout the world calls Christians to respond.… Continue Reading Day of Prayer and Fasting for Refugees and Asylum Seekers, Sunday 5th March

Statements from the Archbishop of Perth and ACBC President on the Final Hearings for the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

The final hearings for the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse began on Monday 6th January 2017. Both the Catholic Archbishop of Perth, Timothy Costelloe SDB, and the President of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC), Archbishop Denis Hart, have released statements prior to the commencement of these final hearings. You can… Continue Reading Statements from the Archbishop of Perth and ACBC President on the Final Hearings for the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

Message from Pope Francis for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees, 15 January 2017

The 15th January 2017 is the World Day of Migrants and Refugees. In his message for 2017, Pope Francis draws attention to the plight of “Child Migrants, the Vulnerable and the Voiceless.” You can read his full message here, or read an except below.   This is also an opportunity and reminder to read and reflect on the… Continue Reading Message from Pope Francis for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees, 15 January 2017

International Human Solidarity Day, 20th December 2016

The 20th December 2016 is International Human Solidarity Day, which is observed every year by the United Nations to promote and celebrate the concept of solidarity, which is central to the aims of the United Nations as an organisation, and to the Sustainable Development Goals.   The United Nations says that International Human Solidarity Day… Continue Reading International Human Solidarity Day, 20th December 2016

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