Australian Catholic Social Justice Council

  • Urgent need to address Australia’s housing crisis

    Bishop Vincent launches Catholic Bishops of Australia’s 2018-2019 Social Justice Statement The Australian Catholic Bishops’ Conference has today released its 2018-2019 Social Justice Statement at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta. A Place to Call Home: Making a Home for Everyone in Our Land, was launched by Bishop Vincent Long and...
  • A pastoral letter for the Feast of St Joseph the Worker

      As is the tradition, the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council has issued a pastoral letter for the feast of St Joseph the Worker. The letter, written by Bishop Vincent Long van Nguyen OFM CONV, is entitled: “A Fair Day’s Pay – for the dignity of workers and the...
  • Sr Noelene Simmons SM elected President of ACRATH

    Noelene Simmons SM knows her commitment to work for the elimination of human trafficking is a long-term one; fortunately she is blessed with faith and hope. Involvement in ACRATH, one of Australia’s largest and most significant anti-trafficking organisations, has taught her that change happens slowly, but with collaboration and...
  • Australian Ambassador’s work to eradicate modern slavery

    By Jordan Grantham, Catholic Outlook, March 2017 John McCarthy QC, Australia’s Ambassador to the Holy See from 2012-16, met with Catholic Outlook for an interview that will form the basis of a series about the scope and impact of the work of the Australian Embassy to the Holy See. The articles will explore with former Ambassador McCarthy how Australia is...
  • Bishop Vincent Long Launches Paper on Human Trafficking & Slavery

    The third international day of prayer, reflection and action on human trafficking declared by Pope Francis took place on 8 February 2017, the feast of St Bakhita. A dynamic and interactive evening was held at the Institute for Mission at Blacktown to celebrate this event for the Diocese of...
  • Students create A Place at the Table

    By Sr Louise McKeogh FMA, Catholic Outlook, November 2016 St Patrick’s Cathedral hall in Parramatta was filled with the sounds of 100 excited Year 9 student leaders on 12 October 2016, all seeking to learn more about creating a place at the table, this year’s Social Justice Statement from...
  • New paper on human trafficking & slavery released

    “Human trafficking and similar forms of exploitation affect every country on earth. They flourish because of society’s greed for cheap goods and services and because it is so easy to forget that those who meet these needs are human beings with their own innate God-given dignity.” Those are the...
  • Local launch of Social Justice Statement

    By Sr Louise McKeogh FMA, Catholic Outlook, November 2016 Social Justice Sunday on 25 September 2016 saw a most significant and meaningful launch of this year’s Australian Catholic Bishops Social Justice Statement at Sacred Heart Parish, Blackheath. To view a gallery of photos from the launch, click here. the...
  • Bishop Vincent Long’s Diary

    Wednesday 2 November 2016 7.30pm: Celebrates Solemn Holy Mass for All Souls’ Day in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta. Thursday 3 November 2016 Attends a meeting of the Bishops of the Province of New South Wales. Friday 4 November 2016 7.30pm: Celebrates Holy Mass with RCIA and Sacramental Teams from...
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