Disregard of Aboriginal prior rights to land was the ‘root of all evil’ in the colonisation of Australia.
Archbishop Polding, Sydney, Pastoral Letter, 1869
National Sorry Day (26 May)The Bringing them Home report provided a recommendation that a national day be established to commemorate the history of the forcible removal of Indigenous children from their families. This is known as National Sorry Day. Reconciliation Week follows National Sorry Day.
Reconciliation WeekReconciliation Week celebrates the rich history and culture of the first Australians. Join in the Reconciliation Week events in your local community, and continue the conversation by acknowledging the past and embracing the future.
Aboriginal Sunday will be held on the first Sunday in July. NAIDOC Week follows Aboriginal Sunday. Check out National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council (NATISICC) resources which includes an Aboriginal Sunday Liturgy.