Catholic Social Ministry Conference 2019

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:

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