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Reflections and Perspectives on Plenary Council 2020

Ecclesiology to be key Plenary debate topic, says Bishop Umbers

Ecclesiology to be key Plenary debate topic, says Bishop Umbers
Harnessing diametrically opposed views on the Church’s faith will be a significant challenge.

Phillipa Martyr: A catechesis Australia needs

Confusion revealed in Plenary Council listening sessions The Plenary Council has recently started to release some of its preliminary findings from the listening sessions that have taken place across the country. The findings are fascinating. This...

Bishop Randazzo: “Make Plenary 2020 about encountering Christ”

Bishop Anthony Randazzo has expressed his hope that the Plenary Council set to be held in the Catholic Church in Australia in 2020 will “spark the desire for Christ” in people’s hearts, rather than...

Catholic youth have a ‘deep yearning for Christ’ says plenary delegate Chris Lee

"I’m confident that the Church is in good hands,” said Sydney's youngest Plenary Delegate Chris Lee

Fr John Flader: The faith of all, not a few

The document, “Sensus fidei in the life of the Church”, was issued in 2014 by the International Theological Commission, an advisory body to the Holy See. In this column I will use it to...

The Plenary, Catholic doctrine and ‘Catholics for Renewal’

The Plenary Council 2020/21 is an opportunity for the Catholic Church in Australia to refocus on its primary mission which is that of evangelisation. The heart of evangelisation is the proclamation of Jesus Christ...

Plenary ‘map’ is well in hand, says President

The Instrumentum Laboris (rough translation: the work tool) is not an indicator of what the conclusions of the Plenary will be.

Fr Josh Miechels: good ideas and a few howlers in Plenary papers

These are the questions all of us - lay, consecrated and clergy - have the task to answer in a life of missionary holiness.

Opening Plenary Council assembly postponed

Plenary Council organisers have postponed its first assembly which had been scheduled for October this year in Adelaide. Plenary Council president Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB said that the upheaval caused by the coronavirus pandemic, including...

Plenary 2020 and holiness: Hear the plea of the young

Australian youth want holiness ffrom the Church. On this issue, the Plenary needs to deliver.