The Gift of Family in Difficult Times: The Social and Economic challenges facing families today. by Catholic Social Justice published on 2012-09-26T13:31:30Z In this Social Justice Statement for 2012–2013, the Catholic Bishops of Australia focus on the social and economic challenges facing families today and call for concern for the families who are most vulnerable. The statement affirms the family as the basis of our community of faith and the very foundation of society. Nurturing a family is a vocation, inspired by love, which faces many challenges. The social Justice Statement names the social and economic structures of our society that impact in a significant way on the majority of families. These are named as competing for time, competing for wealth and the pressure these factors put on family relationships. It also calls for us to ‘rediscover’ the Sabbath and to show a special concern for poor and vulnerable families. Thanks to Patrick Carre from Artisan Music for producing this recording.