Our 2016 professional Development Program for Leaders in Catholic social services is now underway.
Patrice Scales was warmly farewelled as Chair of Council at
the 17 March Annual General Meeting, and Bernie Cronin was welcomed as her
replacement. Anne Astin and Jenny Glare
were also welcomed to the Council.
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Anti Poverty Week 11 - 17 October. More than one million Victorians are living near or below the poverty line painting an alarming picture of increasing disadvantage across the state. Across Australia there are 2.5 million people living below the internationally accepted poverty line of 50 per cent of median income.
Peter Hudson led a workshop looking at Social Justice at the Sunraysia Region of the Diocese which gathered on Saturday, July 18th for a day of solidarity, sharing and planning.
Under the guidance and encouragement of Fr Mick McKinnon the Regional Gathering took the title of “The Joy of the Gospel” and the program took the following extract from Pope Francis as a focal point for the day – “It is not by proselytizing that the Church grows, but by ‘attraction’”.
Thanks too to Patricia Faulkner and all who participated in the 2 June 2015 briefing and discussion with Patricia, a member of the Royal Commission into family violence. Click here for a copy of the issues paper from the Royal Commission. The submission from CSSV to the Royal Commission will be available soon.