CSSV December Newsletter
Our December Newsletter is out now and it’s bursting with our latest news, activities plus news and upcoming events from our member organisations and some featured jobs and vacancies in the Catholic Social services sector.
Stop Kicking the Kids Down the Road
CSSV was disappointed with the communique from the November Meeting of the Australian States and Territories’ Attorneys-General (MAG) in relation to the serious issue of young children in custody. With experts unified across the board, it is time for national leadership and to heed the call to raise the age of criminal responsibility to 14. Our kids are worth a second chance.
Ecumenical service to remember those impacted by domestic violence
Holding the Light is an ecumenical service held on 28 November where all are invited to remember victims and survivors of family and domestic violence. We stand in solidarity with victims and survivors of domestic violence and remember those who have been killed as a result of domestic violence.
Our mission is to assist the Catholic Church in Victoria to fulfil the gospel imperatives to:
Stand in solidarity with and serve the poor, disadvantaged and marginalised; and work for a just, equitable and compassionate society.
Catholic Social Services Victoria (CSSV) is the peak body for Catholic social services across the state. Underpinned by Catholic social teaching, CSSV works with its 40+ member organisations to assist the bishops and broader Catholic community across Victoria, to fulfil the gospel imperatives to stand with and serve the poor, disadvantaged and marginalised.
“If someone helps an elderly person cross a river, that is a fine act of charity. The politician, on the other hand, builds a bridge, and that too is an act of charity. While one person can help another by providing something to eat, the politician creates a job for that other person, and thus practices a lofty form of charity that ennobles his or her political activity.”Pope Francis, Fratelli Tutti, #186
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