by Marilyn Rogrigues, The Catholic Weekly Advocates say raising the age of criminal responsibility part of a moral response to the problem of child crime Catholic leaders are backing a nation-wide campaign to raise the age of criminal responsibility to 14 years, saying that allowing children as young as 10 to be incarcerated is immoral … Continue reading Jailing children must end, say Church leaders
by Ruth Moraes On the 30th of March 2021, Pope Francis issued the Pastoral Guidelines on Climate Displaced People. It is a unique document because in addition to what previous Popes have said about the dangers of environmental degradation, this is the first document dedicated to the pastoral and practical care of environmentally displaced people. … Continue reading APPROCHES TO CLIMATE DISPLACED PEOPLE
by Julie Macken On the 21st of April there was a meeting of about 40 people in the parish hall of St Columba’s Leichardt and more attending through zoom. We were there to discuss an idea that arose out of the Pope’s call to celebrate St Joseph – yes, the worker – but also the … Continue reading STRONGER TOGETHER
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