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Social Justice Statement


The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference release a Social Justice Statement in September every year




A Place to Call Home:
Making a home for everyone in our land

Social Justice Statement Cover 2018-2019


This year, the Australian Bishops’ Social Justice Statement is titled: A Place to Call Home: Making a home for everyone in our land. The Statement challenges us all to confront Australia’s growing rate of homelessness and unaffordable housing.  Click here to download the statement.

For further resources and information about the Social Justice Statement, visit the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council website (click here) or call (02) 8306 3499.



***  Archived Social Justice Statements since 2007 are available for access and can also be downloaded from this site. ***


Prayers of the Faithful

The Diocesan Social Justice Commission, with the assistance of the Bishop, has drafted prayers of the faithful which are based on the Australian Catholic Bishops' Social Justice Statement for this year, for use in parishes throughout the year. Click here for prayers.





We are the Catholic Church in the Ballarat Diocese
we gather in the name of Jesus from the Murray to the sea
in interwoven faith communities. Spirit filled
we celebrate and share our journey
reaching out to nurture all God's people.

Diocesan Vision Statement 2005

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PO Box 576
Ballarat, Victoria 3353

Phone +61 3 5337 7111

Where to find us

Catholic Diocese of Ballarat
5 Lyons Street South
Ballarat, Victoria 3353