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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.

Mass for refugees



Ranjini's Plight

Ranjini is one of a number of people (predominantly Tamils) who are currently being held in indefinite detention due to a hole in Australia's legal system. To find out more and show your support head to Letters for Ranjini


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

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 on 27 November 2015. 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.

March for Babies

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

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 


Indigenous Student Day 2015

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World Social Justice day Mass

On Friday 20th of February St. Monica’s invited the Office for Justice and Peace for the Archdiocese of Melbourne to attend their Mass on World Social Justice Day. Their Social Justice leaders and staff were present and it gave a great witness as to the passion which students have for Social Justice.

It was a very reverent Mass and allowed for great reflection on the social justice issues which impact on the youth. The Mass also highlighted the importance of Social Justice during Lent as a time of giving and receiving and the true value of fasting not just at a personal level but how it can affect others around us.

The Mass was also one which gave great hope as there were many student leaders joyfully participating in Mass (after school on a hot Friday) showing passion for the needs of others in their community and globally.

We would like to extend our sincere thanks to St. Monica’s for inviting our office to celebrate this truly faithful celebration of Mass.




No Charge. No Trial. No Appeal.


A Stitch in Time. Early intervention in Psychiatry. Young People at risk

7.00 - 7.30 pm start
Monday 1st December 2014
Orator: Prof Patrick McGorry AO
Respondent: Prof John Gleeson
Phillipa Brazil Theatre, Daniel Mannix Building,
Australian Catholic University
8 Brunswick Street Fitzroy

Whoever suffers from mental illness always bears God’s image and likeness in themselves, as does every human being. In addition, they always have the inalienable right not only to be considered as an image of God and therefore as a person, but also to be treated as such.”
St John Paul II

                               Pope Francis

Truly I say to you,
to the extent that you did it
to one of these brethren of Mine,
even the least of them,
you did it to Me.

Remember this name:

Remember this name:


Can you spare 30 minutes to save 30,000 children?


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Northern Territory Elders meet in Melbourne

Concerned Australians in conjunction with the Office for Justice and Peace, recently hosted Indigenous Elders from the Northern Territory to discuss the Northern Territory Intervention.

Click here to download Statement by Northern Territory Elders and Community Representatives: No More! Enough is enough!
(4th November 2011)


Almost 600 people packed Central Hall, Fitzroy to hear Bishop Vincent Long van Nguyen and the Rt Hon Malcolm Fraser discuss a just solution for asylum seekers


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