Calling politicians and voters to work together for justice

Read a media release from Catholic Religious Australia.

Calling politicians and voters to work together for justice

Last Thursday 8 August, on the Feast of Mary MacKillop, Catholic Religious Australia called on politicians to view Australia's first Saint as a model and mentor as the country heads towards an election on September 7.


CRA President, Sr Annette Cunliffe rsc, asked "Can our politicians rise to being worthy of our vote rather than descending into vote seeking, no matter the moral and ethical cost? Can Australians heed the advice of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference to look beyond their own individual needs and vote for the common good?”


Sr Annette Cunliffe spoke of Mary MacKillop as a woman of great humanity and justice. “She lived a life of heroic goodness and responded totally to the needs around her. Her life was motivated by compassion for those most in need. Can we all heed Mary’s watchword: Never see a need without doing something about it? Mary’s feast is an opportunity for all of us to engage in reflection and prayer for the wisdom and courage to make our vote count and for our politicians to be accountable."



Read the full media release from Catholic Religious Australia.


You can also download this excellent Election Leaflet from the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council on how to 'vote one' for social justice and what questions you might raise with candidates.




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