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Australian voices heard at Vatican Youth Synod

Posted October 19, 2018
October 3, 2018 – Vatican City: The 15th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops. Credit: CNA An apology for past failings and calls for a renewed Church that listens and offers the guidance young people seek were common themes from the Australian voices heard at the Synod currently unfolding in Rome. More than… View Article

Bishop Charles Gauci Installed as New Bishop of Darwin

Posted September 27, 2018
In a ceremony rich with Catholic tradition and Aboriginal culture, the Diocese of Darwin on Wednesday night welcomed Bishop Charles Gauci as its new shepherd. In June, Pope Francis announced that Fr Charles Gauci, then-administrator of St Francis Xavier Cathedral in Adelaide, would succeed Bishop Eugene Hurley, who had served in Darwin for the past… View Article

The Catholic Church has learned, is changing and will keep changing

Posted September 6, 2018
Catholic leaders have today announced they accept 98 per cent of the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and have vowed that the Church’s shameful history will never be repeated. Josephite Sister Monica Cavanagh, the president of Catholic Religious Australia, and Australian Catholic Bishops Conference president Archbishop Mark Coleridge… View Article

Bishops Speak Out on Homelessness

Posted September 6, 2018
The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has used its 2018-19 Social Justice Statement to express deep concern about Australia’s alarming growth in homelessness and insecure housing. Source: ACBC Media Blog. In A Place to Call Home: Making a home for everyone in our land, released this morning, the bishops have called on Australians to look beyond… View Article

Pope Francis: Letter to the People of God (full text)

Posted August 22, 2018
Pope Francis has responded to new reports of clerical sexual abuse and the ecclesial cover-up of abuse. In an impassioned letter addressed to the whole People of God, he calls on the Church to be close to victims in solidarity, and to join in acts of prayer and fasting in penance for such “atrocities”. Letter… View Article