Mass for refugees

Statement by Bishop Vincent Long on the High Court ruling regarding Asylum Seekers

 

 
On the 4th of February 2016 Bishop Vincent Long ofm conv, released a statement in regards to the decision of the Australian High Court regarding off shore detention and allowing for asylum seekers to be sent back to these centers.

He urges the government to show compassion and mercy towards the families affected by this decision and also to look after the wellbeing of all especially the children.

He also made it very clear that “The Catholic Church is prepared to collaborate with other community organisations to provide support for asylum seekers.”
 
To read the full statement click on the link below and continue to check in with us here or on our facebook page for possible events happening to show solidarity with all who seek asylum.

 

 

 
 
 

Climate March

Mathew O'Leary and John Cull of Aquinas college at the climate March 
 
We would like to thank all those who came to the climate march with us 2 weeks ago. we in particular would like to thank those who came representing schools.  
 
Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez was welcomed warmly and spoke of the importance of protecting the natural resources we have and also promoted Pope Francis' encyclical Laudato si. we are also grateful to the Cardinal for making time during his brief trip to appear at this event.
 
 

RERUM NOVARUM

We would like to thank all those involved in making the Rerum Novarum event possible. Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez provided an incredible insight into both Pope Francis and Blessed Oscar Romero. We thank him for his positive approach and hope he will return in the future. 

We would also like to thank the students of Catholic Ladies College and St. Monica's College who came to represent their schools and lastly we would like to thank everyone who came to hear the Cardinal’s wisdom 

 

 

 

Climate March

OUR NEXT EVENT

Our Next Event

RERUM NOVARUM ORATION 2015

 

From Romero 
to Francis 

The joys and Tensions of Becoming a Poor Church for the Poor

 

Cardinal Óscar Rodríguez

 

Sunday 29th November 2015    3pm  - 4.30pm
Light refreshments beforehand
St Francis Xavier Parish, Montmorency 
86 Mayona Road Montmorency

 

 


Information / RSVP justice@cam.org.au

 

March for Babies

Come out and support those who don't have a voice!
 

Wednesday 9th of September

 
 

We congratulate the Australian government on yesterday's announcement in welcoming 12 thousand refugee's and urge them to continue to open Australia's doors to people in need.

"There is a growing awareness of the sublime dignity of human persons, who stand above all things and whose
rights and duties are universal and inviolable. They ought, therefore, to have ready access to all that is
necessary for living a genuinely human life: for example, food, clothing, housing, ... the right to education, and
work."
Gaudium et Spes (“The Church in the Modern World”), Vatican II, 1965, #26.

 

Social Justice Statement Launch

Social Justice Statement 2015

The Australian Catholic Bishops’ Social Justice Statement for 2015–16 challenges Australians to think again about our national response to asylum seekers, especially those who come to Australia by sea. It invites us to recognise the desperation that has driven these people to seek refuge far from their homes.

The Statement’s title is For Those Who’ve Come Across the Seas: Justice for refugees and asylum seekers. The title, taken from the words of our National Anthem, is intended to remind all Australians of how this nation has aspired to be a place of welcome and inclusion.

In this Statement, the Bishops address the divisive national debate over asylum seekers, especially those who arrive by boat. They confront Australia’s current deterrence-based response and remind us of the needs of the nearly 60 million people who are displaced around the world.

 
for more information visit the Australian Social Justice Council website 

 

 

The Benenson Society

We have started this years Benenson Challenge! 10 schools have commenced this 10 week, five topic challenge. Topics covered include Child Slavery, Asylum seekers and the Death Penalty.
 
If your interested contact Carlos.
 
carlos.cereceda-rojas@cam.org.au 

Indigenous Student Day 2015




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