Last week Fr Frank was invited by the Ballarat Diocesan Social Justice Commission and Centacare to consider how Catholics might strengthen respectful relationships convinced that family does matter to us, to most of our fellow citizens, and to the wellbeing of our society. Read Frank's address here.
Last week 1479 CEOs and community leaders slept out in the major cities of Australia. Together they have so far raised over $5 million. Fr Frank Brenna was one of the CEO's who slept out in Canberra to raise money for vital homelessness and support services.
Tomorrow marks the 30th anniversary of Bob Hawke’s promise to ensure that "By 1990 no Australian child will live in poverty". Right now 731,300 children or 17.4% of all children in Australia are living in poverty, an increase of 2 percentage points over the past 10 years (from 2004-2014).
Catholic Social Services Australia has joined other social service groups urging the Senate to ensure the government cannot change eligibility for the Disability Support Pension (DSP).
During Refugee Week 2017, Fr Frank Brennan offers a historical perspective on how we got to where we are in the hope that we might be able to convince one or both of our major political parties to reset their policy, which is needlessly destroying lives, including the lives of children who are proven refugees still living in the no man's land of Nauru
Today Fr Frank Brennan gave an address at the annual awards lunch for CentacareCQ in Rockhampton, following presentations by Catholic Earthcare's Director Jacqui Rémond, Naomi Simson from the Shark Tank TV show, and Maryann Talia Pau the artist and weaver from One Million Stars to end violence.
Cassandra Goldie, CEO of ACOSS, says under the government's proposed demerit system, 80 thousand people are expected to lose between one to four weeks' payment.
On Tuesday 30 May 2017 Fr Frank Brenna SJ AO was privileged to deliver the Lowitja Oration marking the 50th anniversary of the 1967 referendum. It was also the 25th anniversary of the High Court’s Mabo decision and the 20th anniversary of the first Reconciliation Convention held in Melbourne and chaired by Patrick Dodson.
The 2017 Lowitja Oration Fr Frank Brennan SJ AO 7pm Tuesday 30 May 2017 Bonython Hall, North Terrace, The University of Adelaide
Heeding the Uluru Statement from the Heart