Social Justice

Seeking to support parishes bring the Church’s teachings to everyday choices, involvement and commitment; to witness to the world the values espoused by Catholic Social teachings. 

Social Justice Statement 2015-2016

For Those Who've Come Across the Seas
Justice for refugees and asylum seekers

The Australian Catholic Bishops’ Social Justice Statement for 2015–16 challenges Australians to think again about our national response to asylum seekers. The Statement addresses the divisive national debate over asylum seekers, especially those who arrive by boat. It reminds all Australians of the need to welcome and comfort those who have fled here from terror and danger, and to live out the example of Jesus, who never turned his back on those who were lost or suffering.

Read the statement at the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council’s website


Annual NAPPA Conference 2016: "For Mercy's Sake"

Continuing the conversation with those who have come across the seas

Keynote Fr Aloysious Mowe SJ, Director of Jesuit Refugee Service Australia. Our day includes stories from asylum seekers, conversations facilitated by Sydney Alliance, and workshops & interactive panel with those involved in welcoming, supporting, housing and empowering new arrivals to participate in our parishes, schools and communities. Guests include Ms Maha Abdo OAM, Muslim Women's Association, Bishop Terry Brady and Fr Maurizio Pettená CS, ACMRO.

Tuesday 3rd May, 9am to 5pm, then Mass & Dinner, till 9pm
Dooleys Catholic Club Lidcombe
Cost: $75; with Dinner $115

Register at

This conference is organised by the NSW Association of Pastors, Pastoral Associates and Parish Workers (NAPPA), connected with the NSW Bishops Conference. 

Laudato Si'

On Care for our Common Home

Find resources for Pope Francis' Encyclical Letter on the environment here.

Contact your parish secretary if parishes wish to take advantage of bulk discounts offered by Pauline Books & Media, or personal copies may be purchased online here.



Social Justice e-Bulletin


Broken Bay News Archive 

E-news Articles Archive



David Patterson
Telephone: 9847 0514


Catholic Diocese of
Broken Bay

Building 2, 423 Pennant Hills Road
Pennant Hills NSW 2120

PO Box 340
Pennant Hills NSW 1715

Phone 02 9847 0000
Fax 02 9847 0001

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