Politics in service of Peace: A Statement by the Catholic Bishops of Australia for the 2019 Federal Election
Australia's Catholic bishops have called for respect and understanding in the federal election campaign, reminding Australians they all have a part to play in combating "crude tribalism" and promoting peaceful public debate.
The comments are included in Politics in service of peace, a statement the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference released this morning. The name is derived from a quote from Pope Francis, who urged that "Good politics is at the service of peace".
The full statement can be found at: www.catholic.org.au
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Easter Message | April 16, 2019
Forgiveness is the door through which
healing peace enters our world this Easter
One of the last statements of Jesus on the Calvary Cross was: "Father, forgive them for they know not what they do." (Luke 23/24). Forgiveness of every person who harms us is one of the great saving lessons of Good Friday.
Then, the first words of the Risen Lord Jesus at the Resurrection Victory of Easter is: "Peace be with you." (Luke 24/36). Easter peace is the first gift to us from our healing God.
This Easter let us receive these gifts of forgiveness and healing peace like never before! Let us begin in our hearts, so easily torn apart by bitterness and selfishness.
Let forgiveness and healing peace flow into our families and friends. May these gifts give us courage to develop real neighbourliness to those in our streets and communities. Let the homeless and lonely this Easter receive not more pious sentiments but real practical charity and care.
Let the forgiveness and healing peace of the Risen Lord Jesus reign this Easter! May we be filled with joy and hope.
Happy Easter to all!
Archbishop Christopher Prowse
Catholic Archbishop of Canberra and Goulburn
Apostolic Administrator of Wagga Wagga
April 16, 2019
Prayer for the Election of a Bishop