The Catholic Social Ministry - Delivering Catholic Social Teaching through Community Services and Public Advocacy Conference
Saturday 23 November 2019
Catholic Theological College in East Melbourne.
The conference provided a forum for the exchange of ideas and experiences about the nature, functions and priorities of Catholic Social Ministry.
Social ministry is broadly defined. It covers the better known and established ministries in social services and health, and a wide range of less structured activities designed to further help the poor and marginalised and to promote social justice. It also includes Parish Social Ministry, which covers the wide range of social action that can be undertaken at the local parish level.
Conference papers available in PDF form by clicking on the links below:
Brian Lawrence, Former Chairman Australian Catholic Commission for Employment Relations
Promoting Catholic Social Ministry and the Lay Apostolate: Proposals for the Plenary
Christian Carolan, Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans (ACRATH)
Responding to emerging social disadvantage and human exploitation
Greg Crafter, Chair, National Catholic Education Commission
Lay formation in the Australian Catholic Church
Fr Bruce Duncan CSsR, Yarra Theological Union
Cardijn, The Lay Apostolate and the Social Mission of the Church
Denis Fitzgerald, former Executive Director of Catholic Social Services Victoria
Catholic Social Ministry - Parishes
Robyn Miller, CEO, MacKillop Family Services
The Opportunities and Challenges facing Catholic Social Service Organisations
Sarah Moffatt, Executive Committee, Australian Plenary Council 2020
The Plenary Council and outwardly focused Church