Tag: Australian Catholic Bishops’ Conference

Archbishop’s MEDIA Release_End of Life Care in Western Australia

  By The Most Rev Timothy Costelloe SDB Archbishop of Perth 27 August 2018   “Please find attached a Pastoral Letter regarding the presentation of the End-of-Life Care Report in Western Australia by a Committee of Inquiry last week. Over 700 submissions were received, including my own on behalf of the Catholic community in the… Continue Reading Archbishop’s MEDIA Release_End of Life Care in Western Australia

MEDIA RELEASE_LETTER OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO THE PEOPLE OF GOD

  LETTER OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO THE PEOPLE OF GOD “If one member suffers, all suffer together with it” (1 Cor 12:26). These words of Saint Paul forcefully echo in my heart as I acknowledge once more the suffering endured by many minors due to sexual abuse, the abuse of power and the abuse… Continue Reading MEDIA RELEASE_LETTER OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO THE PEOPLE OF GOD

World Day of Migrants & Refugees / Refugee & Migrant Sunday_26th Aug 2018

ACMRO Media Release – Manus Island Five years on (2018)   Australian Catholic Migrant & Refugee Office (ACMRO)   ACMRO_Migrant & Refugee Kit 2018ACMRO   ACMRO_Migrant & Refugee Kit POSTER   A Migrant & Refugee Stocktake (Eureka Street)   MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS  FOR THE  104th WORLD DAY OF MIGRANTS AND REFUGEES 2018 [14… Continue Reading World Day of Migrants & Refugees / Refugee & Migrant Sunday_26th Aug 2018

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

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