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Anti-Poverty Week 2015
Sunday 11 October until Saturday 17 October
The United Nations has Designated Saturday 17 October as International Anti-Poverty Day
2015 Knox Public Lecture Treasures Old and New, Catholic Education Fifty Years on from Vatican II
Presented by Professor Therese D'Orsa
Monday  25 May, 7:30
The John Paul II Institute now offers Graduate Certificates and Diplomas in Theology of Psychology and Counselling. The purpose of these new courses is to enable professionals in the fields of psychology and counselling to integrate the perspective of faith in their work. 
An estimated 15,000 people gathered on Palm Sunday, 29 March, to rally in Melbourne for justice for refugees. Prior to the rally, some gathered at St Patrick's Cathedral for a Prayer Service in Solidarity with Refugees and Asylum Seekers.  Click here for an account of the rally, and Fr Bruce Duncan's homily at the Cathedral.

What is the reality of these times in which we live?

How can we develop new missions which ‘embrace human life’ and ‘touch the suffering’ in others?

UAC Under the Southern Cross – Australian Congress 2015 will be held at Pallotti College Millgrove.

On 11 February 2015, the Australian Human Rights Commissioner’s (AHRC) National Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention report was tabled. With that a dark cloud of shame has set over Australia. It is now public knowledge that the Australian Government deliberately detains children in dangerous places that have subsequently led to innumerable cases of mental illness, development delays, sexual assaults and self-harm.

Work in the homelessness sector is challenging and often under-recognised.  Do you know someone who makes a great effort
to end homelessness in Victoria?

Now there is a way we can all celebrate the organisations and people who work to end homelessness in Victoria.
Nominations are now open for the 2015 Victorian Homelessness Achievement Awards.
On Social Justice Sunday, 15 February, Parishes are asked to reflect on their own response to the Gospel call to compassionate, loving service; and also on the service being carried out by Church agencies on behalf of the Church as a whole.
Each year the Catholic Church marks 1 January as a World Day of Peace, and each year the Pope issues a major statement to help build peace in the world. Pope Francis’ statement for 2015, No longer slaves, but brothers and sisters, focuses on slavery.

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Catholic Social Services Victoria acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Elders in each of the Communities where we work. Click for our Reconciliation Vision
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