The Catholic Bishops of Australia have issued a statement for the July Federal election. The statement reaches beyond economic policy to ‘people discarded in this throwaway culture’, who include:
◾Refugees and asylum seekers
◾The survivors of sexual abuse.
The statement notes that ‘to listen to God and to the voiceless is in the end the same thing.’ It calls on all Christians to listen to those on the margins, and to pray, ‘that we might be able to speak with a voice that is not just our own.’