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Ordination to Priesthood

Posted November 12, 2018
(from left) Emmanuel Okparanaku, Wilber Tobe and Anselm Okeke. Emmanuel Okparanaku was born in Nigeria. Emmanuel joined the Diocese of Lismore to train for the Priesthood in 2013. He went to Vianney College in Wagga Wagga to complete his training after which he was assigned in All Saints, Macleay Parish and then St Mary’s Casino… View Article

Catholic Church stands with Prime Minister, renews apology

Posted October 23, 2018
The leaders of Catholic Religious Australia (CRA) and the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC) have welcomed Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s apology to survivors of institutional child sexual abuse and recommitted to working with the community to eliminate the scourge of child sexual abuse. “The National Apology today and the apologies made by institutions during the… View Article

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