Media Releases

Pope Francis, Marriage and the Plebiscite

Posted September 25, 2017
Marriage Postal Plebiscite Australians are being asked to vote in the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey (plebiscite) to determine whether the legal definition of marriage should be changed to include same-sex unions. Ballot papers will be sent out from Tuesday, 12 September and all votes must be received back by Tuesday, 7 November 2017. This… View Article

Bishops call for an Inclusive and Sustainable Economy

Posted September 8, 2017
Australians are called to work for an economy that is based on principles of justice and equity – one that is at the service of all, particularly the most vulnerable and marginalised, says the Chairman of the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council, Most Rev Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv.
 
Bishop Long was speaking at the… View Article

Victoria Police charges on summons to Cardinal Pell

Posted June 29, 2017
In response to the Victoria Police announcement this morning regarding Cardinal George Pell, Archbishop Mark Coleridge, Vice President of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, said that “the Cardinal is entitled to the presumption of innocence, like any other member of the public, until his case is heard at the Melbourne Magistrates Court on 18 July…. View Article

Funeral Arrangements for the late Father Bernard Kenny

Posted June 20, 2017
Father Bernard (Bernie) Kenny, a much respected and loved senior priest of the Diocese will be farewelled at Port Macquarie on Friday the 23rd. June The Concelebrated Requiem Mass for the repose of his soul will be concelebrated by Bishop Homeming, priests of the Diocese and visiting clergy at 10am at St. Agnes’ Church, Port… View Article

900 Mattresses for Flood Victims

Posted May 29, 2017
In response to the recent North Coast floods the Bishop of Lismore, the Most Reverend Gregory Homeming, established an appeal to raise funds to purchase a new mattress for all those who lost theirs in the flood. To date there have been requests for over 900 mattresses. Of these 820 have been delivered, the remainder… View Article