In light of the Federal Election being held in May 2019, the Australian Catholic Bishops have “A Statement by the Catholic Bishops of Australia for the 2019 Federal Election”.
Entitled Politics in Service of Peace, the bishops call for respect in public debate, share Catholic social teaching, and detail some key issues to reflect on before your vote.
As Catholics, we look to the city of God. This obliges us to take our place firmly and faithfully in the human city that we are called to join others in building. That’s why we take elections and our participation in them as seriously as we do. Politics is by no means everything, but the political process is very much part of building a truly human city that looks to the city of God. Here, as a service to the whole community, we propose key elements of what that building requires.