Pastoral Letter on Internet Safety

To mark World Communications Sunday on 27 April 2008 the Catholic Bishops of Australia have issued a Pastoral Letter on Internet Safety. “Together with the mobile phone, the Internet has transformed the way that conversations are held, friendships are maintained, entertainment is sought and information is gained.”
Much of this change has been immeasurably for the better, but the sheer magnitude of information available on the Web means that all of us must be discerning in how we use it. “In identifying some of the dangers of the Internet, and bringing some of the wisdom of our faith tradition to bear upon them, it is our hope that we can all be alert to those aspects of the Internet which can be a danger to our safety, to our human dignity, and to our relationships with each other and with God,” the Bishops say. To read the Pastoral Letter and download copies please visit

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