New guidelines will inform Church’s response to abuse

Posted July 18, 2019
The Catholic Church is developing new national policy guidelines to strengthen and standardise Church authorities’ responses to historical and contemporary concerns and allegations of abuse of children and vulnerable adults. Archbishop Mark Coleridge, president of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, said the development of the guidelines is a critical step forward in the Church’s ongoing… View Article

Students and teachers enjoy the creative magic of LitFest2444

Posted June 20, 2019
Students and teachers enjoy creative magic of LitFest2444 The LitFest2444 website describes it as ‘a festival like no other’. The ‘Lit’ is short for ‘literary’ and ‘2444’ is Port Macquarie’s postcode. However, to experience it firsthand is to quickly realise that LitFest2444 is much more than a literary festival; it’s actually a vibrant celebration of… View Article

Australian Bishops Arrive in Rome

Posted June 19, 2019
The Australian bishops will celebrate Mass in the papal basilicas, including St Peter’s, during the Ad Limina visit Australia’s Catholic bishops have arrived in Italy and are preparing for their pilgrimage to the tombs of the Apostles Peter and Paul with a period of prayer and discernment. Almost 40 bishops are in Rome for the… View Article

Appointment: Dr Sally Towns – Diocesan Director of Catholic Schools/Chief Executive Officer of the Diocese of Lismore Catholic Schools Ltd

Posted May 29, 2019
At this important time in the educational history of the Lismore Diocese and in view of the impending retirement of Mr David Condon following 20 years of service in the diocese, including the past 7 years as Director of Schools, Bishop Homeming has announced the appointment of Dr Sally Towns as Diocesan Director of Catholic… View Article

A Pastoral Letter for the Feast of St Joseph the Worker

Posted May 1, 2019
An Australian Tradition of Reflection on Work A Pastoral Letter for the Feast of St Joseph the Worker 1 May 2019 Did you know that for over twenty years now the Catholic Church in Australia has marked the Feast of St Joseph the Worker with a pastoral letter? These letters place Catholic Social Teaching in… View Article