Palm Sunday Walk, Melbourne – Justice for Refugees
Collectively we have made a difference, but we can do better. Join us on Sunday 2 April 2023 to stand up for fairness and welcome refugees.
CSSV hosts book launch – An Indigenous Voice to Parliament
Catholic Social Services Victoria (CSSV) hosted the launch of Fr Frank Brennan’s new book An Indigenous Voice To Parliament on Wednesday, March 15. A packed Cathedral room in the Cardinal Knox Centre listened to the academic lawyer and Jesuit priest speak candidly about his hope for the debate around the important vote on Australia’s constitution later this year.
Relentlessly Pursuing Reconciliation
Catholic Social Services Victoria supports a constitutionally enshrined Voice to Parliament as articulated by the Uluru Statement from the Heart. Read our statement and find out more.
Whole-of-Church Response to Domestic Violence
Social Justice Sunday is 28th August, which provides an opportunity for all to pause and consider the causes and structures that sit behind harm, inequality, and injustice that are present in our society and what we might all be prayerfully and practically involved in—joined with others as a community and society—to together address these issues.
CSSV March eNewsletter
Our March eNewsletter is full of news and upcoming events demonstrating the way we are and our members are working hard to keep thinking through and finding ways of responding together to some of the great challenges of our time.
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
CSSV hosts book launch event: An Indigenous Voice To Parliament
A packed Cathedral room in the Cardinal Knox Centre listened to the academic lawyer and Jesuit priest speak candidly about his hope for the debate around the important vote on Australia’s constitution later this year.
Charity Sector Town Hall Meeting: Community Building
Community building was the focus of a ‘Charity Sector Town Hall Meeting’ attended by Catholic Social Services Victoria on Tuesday 13 December. This was one of three online forums hosted by the Hon Dr Andrew Leigh, Assistant Minister for Competition, Charities and Treasury following similar forums held in-person in each of the capital cities around Australia.
Action for those impacted by domestic violence
CSSV was pleased to join events held during the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence including the Walk Against Family Violence and Holding the Light, an ecumenical service of lament.
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