- Advertisement -
Home Plenary

Plenary

Reflections and Perspectives on Plenary Council

Clear proposals emerge from First Assembly of the Plenary Council

Clear proposals have emerged from Members attending the First Assembly of the Plenary Council this week, including moves to better embrace the rich liturgical traditions of the Catholic Church in Australia, especially its Eastern...

Plenary 2020: an inclusive Church?

We accept everyone - it sounds so nice. But you can’t be a Christian without repentance and conversion, without the attempt to change your entire life in the light of Jesus and the Gospel...

Archbishop Fisher OP calls for a ‘powerhouse of prayer’ to renew the Church in...

“Only through prayer can we hear, discern, converse, propose, decide,” said the archbishop at the Mass marking the midpoint of the Plenary Council's first assembly.
A collection of biblical manuscripts. Photo: CNS photo/courtesy Museum of the Bible

Peter McGregor: Comments on The Plenary Council Paper

The Plenary discernment paper on how God is calling us to be a Christ-centred Church

Plenary voices: Fr Michael de Stoop

In the voices of the Plenary members, I hear the continued growth in our awareness of how terrible was the violent and insensitive crimes in our nations’ history. Consequently, we feel shame and confusion...

What the Plenary Council won’t be able to change

Plenary Council 2020 will not have the power to enact anything contradicting the Church’s teachings on faith and morals, or to change the essentials of the Mass or ordain women to the priesthood, a...

Plenary 2021: The way ahead is to be our best – not re-invention as...

In Monty Python’s Life of Brian, Reg, a member of the People’s Liberation Front of Judea, asks rhetorically, ‘What have the Romans ever done for us?’ To his frustration his fellows respond with multiple...

Plenary voices: Bishop Terence Brady

Outreach to the poor and vulnerable Pope Francis reminds us to stop being preoccupied with ourselves and go out into the streets as missionary disciples. The goal of mission is not the perfection or expansion...

The Faith Formation Lacuna: Missionary Disciples and the RCIA

Feedback from Plenary 2020 consultations across the nation reveals a widespread call from the faithful for ‘adult faith formation’.

Plenary voices: Bishop Antoine-Charbel Tarabay

We are halfway through this historic event, the First General Assembly of the Fifth Plenary Council of Australia. First, I thank the Lord I am here. It is great to be part of the history of the...