|Aboriginal Catholic Ministry Victoria|
Resources about the Catholic faith, the Church, its documents and ministries.
Catholic Earthcare is the ecological agency for the Catholic Church in Australia. Our purpose is to enable a loving and sustainable relationship with the natural world through environmental education, research, national networks, advocacy and transformation.
|Enhancing Catholic School Identity|
Catholic schools across Victoria were created through the vision, dedication, hard work and commitment of the whole Catholic community. To assist schools in facing the present realities and to understand better how their Catholic identity is expressed in work and practice, and to support them in their future development, the Catholic Education Commission of Victoria Ltd (CECV) and the Catholic Education Offices of Melbourne, Ballarat, Sandhurst and Sale, have entered into a research partnership with the Catholic University in Leuven, Belgium (KULeuven) to profile and develop the Catholic identity of Catholic schools.
|Educating to Intercultural Dialogue in Catholic Schools Living in Harmony for a Civilization of Love (Congregation of Catholic Education, Vatican City 2013)|
‘Education contains a central challenge for the future: to allow various cultural expressions to co-exist and to promote dialogue so as to foster a peaceful society. These aims are achieved in various stages: (1) discovering the multicultural nature of one’s own situation; (2) overcoming prejudices by living and working in harmony; and (3) educating oneself “by means of the other” to a global vision and a sense of citizenship. Fostering encounters between different people helps to create mutual understanding, although it ought not to mean a loss of one’s own identity.
Schools have a great responsibility in this field, called as they are to develop intercultural dialogue in their pedagogical vision.’
|Educating Today And Tomorrow: A Renewing Passion (Congregation Of Catholic Education, Vatican City 2014)|
'The text recalls .................., the fundamental characteristics of Catholic schools and universities, going on to describe the challenges to which Catholic educational institutions are called to respond, with the development of their own specific mission.'
|Pray as you can|
This website offers a number of different reflections on the gospel of the coming Sunday. It is changed and updated each Monday.
|Pope Francis Laudato Si|
Encyclical letter Laudato Si Pope Francis on Care For Our Common Home (June 2015)
A site to help praying here and now, as you visit the website, with the help of scripture chosen every day and on-screen guidance.
|Social Justice Statement 2013-2014|
Australia’s Catholic bishops are urging Australians to confront the challenge of world poverty. The title and theme of the Statement come from Jesus’ parable of Lazarus, who sits unnoticed at the gate of the rich man.
|Social Justice Statement for 2014–2015|
The Australian Catholic Bishops’ Social Justice Statement for 2014–2015 challenges us to look at the place of
sport in our lives. Where are its strengths and how can we ensure that sport can thrive and in return can nourish
our society? Equally, what are the influences that are undermining and distorting sport’s ideals?
Most importantly, how can we work to realise sport’s potential to unite communities, overcome differences and
be a force for social justice and reconciliation?
|Synod of Bishops on the Family (Oct 2014)|
Synod14 - "Relatio Synodi" of the III Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops: “Pastoral Challenges to the Family in the Context of Evangelization” (5-19 October 2014), 18.10.2014
Vatican translation of the final document of the Synod of Bishops on the family (Oct 2014).
|Vatican - The Holy See|
Official website of the Vatican - The Holy See.