The mission of Catholic Social Services Victoria is to assist the Catholic Church in Victoria to fulfil the gospel imperatives to:
Stand with and serve the poor, disadvantaged and marginalised; andwork for a just, equitable and compassionate society.
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Community organisations call on Melbourne City Councillors to reject homeless laws
In response to public commentary on the proposal going to a City of Melbourne Council meeting tonight, Tuesday 7 February, to amend laws relating to rough sleeping in the City of Melbourne, the Council to Homeless Persons is working to oppose the proposed reforms and has developed a statement with homeless agencies expressing its concern.
Responding to Domestic Violence - Parish Resource Kit
Following the call of Victorian Bishops, Catholic Social Services Victoria has developed a resource kit for parishes in order to help them better respond to domestic and family violence. The resource kits
are being distributed to every parish in Victoria, plus leading social services organisations and include a variety of important resources, which can be found on this page.
St Josephine Bakhita; An Inspiration in the Fight Against Human Trafficking
Pope Francis has designated the Feast of St Josephine Bakhita, which falls on 8 February, as the World Day of Prayer, Reflection and Action Against Human Trafficking. Theme of this year’s Feast Day celebrations, which are likely to be celebrated at Masses on the weekend of February 11 and 12, is:
They are children! Not slaves!
Final Hearing in Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse
Archbishop of Melbourne Denis Hart has released a letter today, 2 February, offering his apologies once again on behalf of the Catholic Church for the hurt and pain caused by the sexual abuse of children.
The letter comes in the lead up to the final hearing involving the Catholic Church at the Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse, which commences in Sydney on 6 February 2017, and which is expected to conclude at the end of February.
Catholic Social Services Victoria acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Elders in each of the Communities where we work.
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Training the Trainer on Catholic Social Teaching
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Silent Vigil to mark 50th Anniversary of the Ryan Execution, Friday 3 February
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