8 June 2003


Historic Tridentine Mass in Rome basilica

Carr backs asylum seeker call

Education policy a winner, says Swan

Poverty ‘a cause of terrorism’, Carr tells Iraq appeal launch

Bright light at Mass could be ‘sign of God’

Prelate warns on tube-feed ruling

We’re on the move

Leadership theme in letter to young

Bishop presents icon from Egypt to Frank Sartor

Institute tribute to Frederic Ozanam

Catholic Health warns on quality of aged care

Multi-faith ecology forum

Editorial: Quiet achievers

Letters: ‘Grand Mass’

Conversation: Mary and Richard Doig, parents extraordinare - Sharing studies, kids by degrees

Voice of Youth: Pilgrimage drew me closer to God

Danger for a priest without prayer

Mass for Mary, Help of Christians

Bishops’ Meeting: Bishops approve mandate for ecology arm - Catholic Earthcare Australia

Bishops’ Meeting: Rome visit in March

Bishops’ Meeting: Rebirth theme for Aboriginal assembly

Bishops’ Meeting: Faith focus plan for new gateway website

Bishops’ Meeting: Consultative panel to assist Towards Healing process

Bishops’ Meeting: Concern over humanitarian impact of war

Bishops’ Meeting: Workshop for bishops

Bishops’ Meeting: Reverence for the Eucharist

Bishops’ Meeting: National Gathering here

Bishops’ Meeting: Major review of agencies

Bishops’ Meeting: Increased focus on needs of aged

Catholic communicators meet in Fiji


Bishops’ Meeting: Reverence for the Eucharist

The Australian bishops have sent a formal greeting to Pope John Paul II, welcoming his recent encyclical on the meaning of the Mass.

They also looked at ways to enhance due reverence for Holy Communion, taking particular account of the hardships faced by communities in Australia where regular access to a priest may be difficult.

Consideration was also given to the question of the distribution of Holy Communion under both kinds and to issues surrounding lay preaching and Australian adaptations to the General Instruction of the Roman Missal. The bishops sent directives on these issues for recognition by the Vatican.

They also approved the construction of a website for the National Liturgical Commission.