Archbishop Mark Coleridge and ACBC
'Mental ill-health is not a moral failure, the result of a lack of faith, or of weak will,' writes Archbishop Mark Coleridge in the foreword to the Australian Catholic Bishops’ Social Justice Statement for 2020-21, To Live Life to the Full: Mental health in Australia. 'Jesus himself was labelled mad (Mark 3:21; John 10:19) and, like us, he suffered psychological distress (Luke 22:44; Matt 26:37; Mark 14:33; John 12:27). People experiencing mental ill-health are not some "other" people, they are "us".' The statement was released ahead of the Church’s Social Justice Sunday celebrated on 30 August.