Media Releases 2016
Archbishop Denis Hart, President of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC), has released a statement calling on the Government to bring offshore detainees to Australia and pledged the help of Catholic communities and institutions to welcome and support them.
"The Priority Investment Approach to Welfare has the potential to make a huge difference to the lives of disadvantaged individuals. However the Government must fund programs that improve the overall well-being of people rather than programs that simply move people out of the welfare system," Marcelle Mogg, CEO of Catholic Social Services Australia, said.
In a media release, the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC) has welcomed the Federal Parliament’s decision to change their plans to cut the energy supplement to welfare recipients.
A Justice and Mission conference entitled "A Running Jump" will be their focus this week, as Josephites continue to mark 150 years since their foundation, announced the Josephite Justice Office in a media release.
Mr Francis Sullivan, CEO of the Catholic Church’s Truth Justice and Healing Council, said CRA’s unwavering support has been vital to the work of the Truth Justice and Healing Council in his address at the annual Catholic Religious Australia (CRA) National Assembly which was held in the Blue Mountains on 21- 23 June.
Following the public hearing of Case Study 11 into the Tardun, Bindoon, Clontarf and Castledare facilities, the Christian Brothers undertook to re-examine cases of former students that had been “settled on demonstrably unjust and unreasonably low terms”.
Australia’s Catholic bishops have called for the voices of the thrown-away people to be heard in the long federal election campaign. The bishops today issued a statement on the 2016 Federal Election, addressed to Catholics and all people of goodwill.
Australian Catholics ranging from senior clergy to school students have called upon the Treasurer, Scott Morrison, to stop the government’s planned cuts to Australian Aid in the upcoming Federal Budget.