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Why We Walk for Justice for Refugees on Palm Sunday

By Fr Andy Hamilton SJAs we imagine the scene of Palm Sunday, we can’t miss the disconnection between what we see with our eyes and the high meaning it proclaims. We see a man seated precariously on a barrel-like ass, accompanied by a raggle-taggle group of bystanders waving…

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Volunteer positions with CAPSA

CAPSA is advertising for two volunteering roles for a Media Volunteer  and an Event Planning and Engagement Volunteer.We are seeking a passionate Media Volunteer  to join the CAPSA team and help us promote the amazing stories happening within our communities. There are many positive stories from people who value a…

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Open letter to Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Minister for Home Affairs Mr Peter Dutton

Sr Maureen Elliott FMM has been involved in various countries including Australia, Papua New Guinea, Kenya and Ethiopia, serving for more than 50 years in the areas of education, pastoral care, integral human development, administration and finances.  She recently sent an open letter to the Prime Minister and…

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2019 Palm Sunday Walks for Justice for Refugees

Palm Sunday is soon (14th April), and CAPSA is encouraging everyone to attend their local 2019 Palm Sunday Walk for Justice for Refugees. In light of the coming election, a clear message of compassion is important to send to our communities and prospective elected Government. Find and register your…

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Palm Sunday 2019 Posters

Please print a poster(s) to place up in your school, parish or organisation and around your community!Melbourne Catholic Community 2019 pre-walk Prayer and Reflection FlyerMelbourne 2019 Palm Sunday Walk for Justice for Refugees FlyerHobart 2019 Palm Sunday Event FlyerSydney 2019 Palm Sunday Event FlyerPerth 2019 Palm Sunday Event…

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CAPSA Submission to the Plenary Council

In reviewing and planning the directions that it should take over coming years, the Catholic Church must reach beyond its internal life. Just as Jesus’ vision went beyond the Jewish world to the salvation of the whole world, so we Catholics must ask how we can engage with…

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CAPSA welcomes the ‘Urgent Medical Treatment’ Bill

The passing of the Bill amended in the Senate to facilitate bringing to Australia for medical treatment sick people from Manus Island and Nauru is an occasion for celebration. Even with further amendments following consultation and negotiation, the resultant bill will benefit seriously ill people. Australia was responsible…

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AUSTRALIA TAKES CRUCIAL VOTE ON ASYLUM SEEKERS

By Fr. Giorgio Licini PIME, General Secretary of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Papua New Guinea & Solomon Islands. This piece was first published in the Post Courier – 11 Feb 2019.This week the Australian parliament is taking a crucial vote related to the health conditions of the asylum seekers…

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