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Social justice statement calls for indigenous ‘new engagement’

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has called for a “new engagement” with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to put the church “at the...

Maronite golden jubilee brings faithful, bishops and saints together to celebrate

The coronation may have been the most magnificent of the weekend’s ceremonies, but the Maronite golden jubilee gave it some competition

Jewish-Catholic goodwill reaffirmed

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has released a new statement on Catholic-Jewish relations, to address the resurgence in antisemitic attitudes and reinforce the significant steps forward between the faiths since the Second Vatican Council.

Catholic Bishops praise Cardinal Pell’s ‘strong and clear leadership’

Australian Catholic Bishops Conference President Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB paid tribute to His Eminence's legacy and 'many strengths'

Catholic Discipleship in a Change of Age

While Christianity has been at the root of many aspects of Western culture, and many of the social institutions that emerged from this Christian...

Decrees now wait on Rome approval

The Fifth Plenary Council of Australia was a new experience for Catholics in many ways, said Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB, lived in a “tentative...

Not perfect, but a real beginning

Dr Garry Nolan AM Some critics of the Plenary’s Second Assembly went too far in their assertions The opinion piece, ‘The Plenary’s agenda must be...

Dr Philippa Martyr: A salaried church – or a dangerous one?

I was relieved to hear that the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC) has already rejected the proposal in The Light from the Southern Cross for a national centre for Catholic leadership.

Environmental crisis hits poor hardest, Australia’s bishops warn

Australians cannot afford to neglect the wider ecological crisis threatening the world’s poor, the country's Catholic bishops have urged.

Vatican responds to Royal Commission

Experts examined 12 safeguarding recommendations relating to universal Church law or practice.

Nothing lost, everything gained: why moving on from CPSL is important

The Australian (29 June 2020) reports ‘Abuse watchdog axed.’ Then comes this: ‘Church reform groups say Catholic Professional Standards Ltd is being dismantled amid concern...

Ukrainian Catholics welcome new bishop

Newly-ordained Bishop Mykola Bychok CSsR will move to Australia to listen and grow with community.
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