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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CSSV 2013 Conference
Catholic Social Teaching Module
Mary MacKillop Resources
Mission and Strategy
Peace: Nonviolence is the theme of Pope Francis' recent plea
message for the World Day of Peace on 1 January 2017
, Pope Francis draws on the major documents of his pontificate to focus on non-violence. He also builds on the fundamental call of the Gospel, and a tradition that his predecessors have enriched over recent decades.
Parishes as Centres of Service – a 2016 Christmas Update
for participants in the August 2016
Reimagining Parish Services Expo
provides links to resource material - including volunteering opportunities with our member organisations; and notice of future gatherings.
Christmas Blessings from Catholic Social Services Victoria
Christmas greetings to members and friends of Catholic Social Services Victoria!
Thanks to Fr Andy Hamilton sj of
Jesuit Social Services
recent Christmas reflection
on the challenges faced by people around the world: “We may give up our hopes for a just and peaceful world, retire from it as gracefully as we can, accept the victory of power, wealth and brutality, and allow hope to die within us. Or we can return to the Christmas story and to the hope that is central to it, and work and pray for the death of the new political order. This is the path of constancy, of faithfulness to little people in small things, of being a midwife in the hard labours of a Birth like Death.”
A Policy on Criminal Justice informed by Catholic Social Teaching
Catholic Social Teaching states that the ultimate purpose of the justice system is to advance the common good through establishing public order and community safety, foster reconciliation and restore harmony in social relationships disrupted by cr
ime, and, protect the rights of both the guilty and innocent.
Catholic Social Services Victoria has prepared a
about the way our community could best deal with the area of criminal justic
Catholic Social Services Victoria acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Elders in each of the Communities where we work.
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Australian Catholic Bishops Statement of Support for Offshore Detainees - Bring Them Here
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John Wallis Foundation 2017 Small Grants Program Now Open
Education - key to breaking the cycles of poverty, violence and despair
Upcoming 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence
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Reimagining Parish Services Expo - 27 August 2016
Catholic Social Teaching - Thursday 14 July 2016
Mission Inspired Leadership 2016
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Making an Extra Place at the Christmas Dinner Table
Tackling Porn and Alcohol Key to Family Violence Responses
Vic Government’s $109m Homelessness Package
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