Media Releases 2015
CRA’s President and members of the National Council speak on social concerns of our time through media releases and public statements.
Some of the areas they comment on include the place of women in the Catholic Church, human trafficking, being a neighbour in the Pacific, asylum seekers and refugee rights, indigenous issues and reconciliation, justice, peace and creation questions and ecology and sustainability.
Renowned British author and theologian Dominican Father Timothy Radcliffe will arrive in Adelaide for a three-week tour of South Australia’s Catholic community, according to a media release from the Archdiocese of Adelaide.
Generous financial payments, ongoing care and support and a meaningful apology should be key elements of a national child sexual abuse redress scheme according to the Catholic Church submission to the Royal Commission released on 23 March 2015.
The plan to cease funding Municipal and Essential Services (MUNS) to remote Aboriginal communities "will exacerbate further the health, educational, and social privation being suffered by Aboriginal Australians, and further undermine the progress being made to close the gap," said Congregation Leader Sister Monica Cavanagh in a media release.
In a media release, Truth Justice and Healing Council CEO Francis Sullivan said the Royal Commission's public hearing into possible redress schemes for survivors of child sexual abuse will be one of the significant milestones in the work of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
To celebrate the 175th anniversary of the Sisters of Charity in Australia, the Sisters of Charity Foundation has partnered with the Asylum Seekers Centre to provide emergency housing to asylum seekers who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, according to a media release.
“The Pope has set a course to rid the Church of child sexual abuse regardless of the cost and the impact on reputations. It is now time for all Church leaders to get on board," says Francis Sullivan, CEO of the Truth Justice and Healing Council.
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has released a consultation paper dealing with options in relation to redress for victims of child sexual abuse and possible reforms to civil litigation.
The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC) and Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans (ACRATH) support His Holiness Pope Francis in declaring Sunday 8 February 2015, the Feast of St Josephine Bakhita, as World Day of prayer, reflection and action against human trafficking.