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Archbishop Porteous: May our culture rediscover the wonder of every human...

While the conception of every new life awaits the moment of birth which brings joy for the couple as they hold their new child in awe, there is something very dark and disturbing sweeping the world of our time. It is the culture of abortion, a culture of death, Archbishop Julian Porteous said in his address on the day of the unborn child.

Australian bishops witness suffering and hope in Ukraine

Australia’s bishops will consider a renewed push to support Ukraine following a pastoral visit to the war-torn country by a delegation this month. Melbourne Archbishop...

Benedict Smith: The Sydney-Hobart axis

By Benedict Smith Key figures in the establishment of the Catholic faith in Sydney did not restrict their work to NSW During a recent five-year stint...

‘Burning platform’ the way for evangelisation

Make disciples and we’ll evangelise the world, speaker tells Launceston conference Catholics are increasingly becoming confident and excited about sharing their faith, said Hobart Archbishop...

Champion for the New Evangelisation to speak at Conference

Catholics wanting to evangelise should start with the people they know, urges Archbishop Julian Porteous of Hobart in the leadup to Sydney’s Parish Renewal...

The problem with the ‘conservative’ faith

Conservative opposition to the Plenary's proposed reforms prophesies doom for the Church. Dr Michael Leahy hopes the prophets are correct

Archbishop Porteous sounds alarm on Plenary proposals

In wide-ranging critical feedback on the Plenary Council's draft proposals, the Archbishop of Hobart said the Church 'lacks confidence'

Archbishop Porteous: ‘I sense a Church that has lost confidence’

The Plenary Council organisers are currently considering feedback on "Towards the Second Assembly", the latest working document, which contains draft propositions to be voted...

A vision for a Plenary

In his pared-back but very timely new book, Foundations: Preparing the Church in Australia for the Plenary Council and Beyond, Archbishop Julian Porteous of...

Calls grow for death law inquiry

Medical, political and faith leaders demand scrutiny of Tasmania's draft assisted suicide legislation Demand for an inquiry into Tasmania’s proposed assisted suicide law is growing as...

Distress at dying law plans in Tasmania

There is strong opposition to proposed laws to be tabled in Parliament in September.

Plenary 2020: the creeping clericalisation of the laity

The commitment of lay persons is politicised when the laity is absorbed by the exercise of power within the Church.  That happens when the Church is not seen in terms of the mystery of grace that characterises her, but rather in sociological or even political terms.
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