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Catholic Social Justice Council highlights three important issues for workers

Friday 29 April 2016

Office for Justice and Peace

THIS YEAR, the day usually given to the Memorial of St Joseph the Worker, 1 May, falls on the 6th Sunday of Easter, which takes precedence over the memorial according to the norms of the General Instruction on the Roman Missal and the General Norms for the Liturgical Year and Calendar. So, while there is no Pastoral Letter for the Feast of St Joseph the Worker, the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council continues its tradition of raising important issues concerning work and economic justice during the month of May

The Joy of Love – Pope Francis’ reflection on family

Friday 22 April 2016

Media and Communications Office

ARCHBISHOP OF HOBART, Julian Porteous, writes:

Pope Francis is known as a man with a deep compassion for people, especially those who are disadvantaged or suffering. He has constantly sought to be with people who are on the margins. After convoking two synods in consecutive years on the subject of the family, he has now released a document entitled, ‘The Joy of Love’.