Bishops' Statements

  • A Vote For The Voiceless

    A statement by the Catholic Bishops of Australia on the election

    Australians are again going to the polls. We do so thankful that the electoral process will be free of the violence found elsewhere. Our political system may have its problems but we have a stable democracy, which is not to be taken for granted. Nor is the quality of those who put themselves forward for election to the Federal parliament. We are in their debt for their willingness to serve.

    During the long election campaign there

  • 1. Solidarity: On the Road

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday 2015

    Download Solidarity: On the Road (PDF 2.89 MB)

  • 2. Don't Mess With Marriage

    A Pastoral Letter from the Catholic Bishops of Australia to all Australians on the ‘Same-sex Marriage’ Debate

    Download: Don't Mess With Marriage (PDF 869 KB)

    Read: Questions and Answers

    Read: "Same-Sex 'Marriage': Evolution or Deconstruction of Marriage and the Family?" lecture by Archbishop Fisher.

  • 3. Called to Holiness in Australia

    Australian Anglican – Roman Catholic Dialogue June 2014

    Download Called to Holiness in Australia (PDF 201 KB)

  • 4. Human Trafficking

    Joint statement from the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference and Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans ACRATH)

    Download ACBC & ACRATH Statement Against Human Trafficking (PDF 176 KB)

  • 5. Family Synod

    The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference welcomes the concluding message released by the Synod Fathers at the III Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops in Rome on 18 October 2014.

    Download  Media Statement Synod 2014 (PDF 278 kB)

  • 6. Asylum Seekers

    Statement by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference on Asylum Seekers 8 May 2014.

    Download Statement by the Australian Catholic Bishops on Asylum Seekers (PDF 123 kB)

  • 7. Crisis in Iraq

    Australian Bishops gravely concerned about crisis in Iraq Media Statement 27 August 2014.

    Download Media Statement - Crisis in Iraq (PDF 119 KB)


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