National News

Archbishop Denis Hart launches Caritas’ annual ‘Project Compassion’

Wednesday 14 February 2018

Media and Communications Office

In a crowded lecture theatre at Melbourne’s Cardinal Knox Centre yesterday, Archbishop Denis Hart officially launched the annual Lenten appeal ‘Project Compassion’, a fundraising initiative of Caritas Australia for more than 50 years.

In his welcome, Deacon Jim Curtain, diocesan director of Caritas in Melbourne, outlined the goals of Caritas, which he described as ‘a vital work of the church, a work that has the aims of ending poverty, promoting justice and upholding dignity.’

Next decade must deliver more for Indigenous Australians, Catholic leaders say

Tuesday 13 February 2018

Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, Bishops Commission for Relations with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

Darwin Bishop Eugene Hurley and the chair of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council have lamented the slow progress – and lack of progress in some cases – in Indigenous affairs over the 10 years since then-Prime Minister Kevin Rudd delivered a national apology to Indigenous Australians.