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

 

Laudato Si'

On Care for our Common Home 

One-Year Anniversary of Laudato Si'

The 18th June 2016 marks the first anniversary of Laudato Si’, which since its release has prompted much discussion in the Church and public square about the ecological issues impacting our world. The following resources are available to allow a continued dialogue and response to this encyclical.


1. Tree of Life - A new resource from Catholic Earthcare Australia 
This resource includes a prayer card; Sunday Gospel reflections; a theological reflection; and ways of taking practical action.  http://catholicearthcare.org.au/
2. Diocese of Broken Bay Laudato Si’ Discussion Guide for Parishes, Schools and Small Groups 
This resource is available online and can be used as a guide for small groups. http://www.dbb.org.au/

For any further assistance, please contact David Patterson at david.patterson@dbb.org.au or 9847 0514.

The online text of the Encyclical and further resources can be found here.

Copies of the Encyclical can be purchased online from Pauline Books & Media here.
  

Dignity and Work 2016: Discussion Guides

The Australian Catholic Social Justice Council (ACSJC) has developed three Discussion Guides on Dignity and Work, on the following topics:

 

  • Calling for a ‘New Start’ on Unemployment Allowances
  • Calling for the Protection of Penalty Rates
  • Calling for the Defence of the ‘Right to Rest’

These can be accessed at http://www.socialjustice.catholic.org.au/

 

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David Patterson
Telephone: 9847 0514
Email: david.patterson@dbb.org.au
 

 

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
news@dbb.org.au

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