Posts Tagged ‘Australian Bishops Conference’

Bishops worry about looming mental health crisis

Thursday, August 13th, 2020

Australia’s Catholic bishops have identified a looming mental health crisis as their priority social justice focus this year. During the past year Australian’s resilience has been tested with the country coping with droughts and deadly bushfires followed by the Covid-19 pandemic and the uncertainty that goes with it. “People experiencing mental ill-health are not some Read more

Secret report calls for radical revamp of Catholic Church

Monday, May 25th, 2020

A secret report being considered by Australia’s bishops wants unprecedented reform in the church. The reforms aim to make the church more inclusive and break down the structures that contributed to decades of clergy abuse and cover-ups. The church could be “dramatically overhauled” to give lay people more power, increase the number of women in Read more

Bishops take aim at Facebook, Google and Twitter

Thursday, September 5th, 2019

Australia’s Catholic bishops say tech giants like Facebook, Google and Twitter put profits before people. In their view, the companies should be fined for spreading fake news and offensive content. The conference points out that social media platforms’ core business is to sell advertising and maximise profits. The bishops want greater regulation of digital platforms Read more

Families only a means to an end

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

This year’s Australian Catholic Bishops Social Justice Statement focuses on the family. It is put into useful perspective by the publication the Bishops’ Pastoral Research Office September E-News Bulletin headlining the 2011 Census statistic that only 50 per cent of Catholics aged 15 and over are married. The often talked about nexus between marriage, the family, and the Catholic Read more

The gift of family in difficult times — Australian Catholic Bishops

Friday, September 28th, 2012

The family is the first and fundamental school of social living: as a community of love, it finds in self-giving the law that guides it and makes it grow. The self-giving that inspires the love of a husband and a wife for each other is the model and the norm for the self-giving that must be practiced in Read more