Media Releases 2014
CRA’s President and members of the National Council speak on social concerns of our time through media releases and public statements.
Some of the areas they comment on include the place of women in the Catholic Church, human trafficking, being a neighbour in the Pacific, asylum seekers and refugee rights, indigenous issues and reconciliation, justice, peace and creation questions and ecology and sustainability.
Caritas Australia, the international aid and development agency of the Catholic Church, believes that the decision to cut Australian aid represents a significant turning away from six decades of Australia playing a constructive leadership role in our region and on the world stage.
On Human Rights Day, the Chairman of the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council has called on Government to take stock of its human rights performance. “Recent developments in Indigenous affairs and immigration policy give cause for anyone concerned about human rights to ask, ‘What’s happening to our nation?’” Bishop Christopher Saunders said.
The Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office calls on Australian Senators to safeguard and defend the human dignity of asylum seekers.
The 7th World Congress for the Pastoral Care of Migrants was recently held at the Vatican City, with its proceedings urging all to work towards more comprehensive and just immigration policies in collaboration amongst all Church structures, according to media release from the Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office (ACMRO)
Catholic Religious Australia (CRA) proudly unveils a logo and a new website section to celebrate the Year of Consecrated Life, which begins on the 29th of November, the first weekend of Advent.
In advance of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on Tuesday 25 November 2014, the Australian Catholic Bishops ask all to focus on the message of Jesus Christ and his relationship with women, always one of dignity and respect.
CRA President Sister Berneice Loch rsm says that the hopes expressed by Pope Francis in his letter to Prime Minister Tony Abbott ahead of the G20 Summit are also the hopes and prayers of Australian Catholic Religious.
Francis Sullivan, CEO of the Truth Justice and Healing Council, has called on all Catholic communities and agencies to stay in touch with the reforms which are starting to take place in the Church as the Royal Commission into child sex abuse continues its work.