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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.

Hmmm … the Independent Advisory Group’s Governance report

The Governance Report in its current form has good points, but there are too many signs that it will try to engineer doctrinal change through governance change

Child abuse a ‘terrible crime’

Archbishop Fisher reiterates his view that child sexual assault is a crime and a sin.

First Torres Strait Islander priest

The first ordination of a Torres Strait Islander into the Catholic priesthood in Australia was celebrated with a culturally-symbolic ceremony in Far North Queensland...

Child protection standards released

Church's national safeguarding standards are based on Royal Commission recommendations.
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Out of India: the Dukhrana of St Thomas

The memorial feast of St Thomas the Apostle on 3 July does not get a mention in the Ordo this year, because it falls...

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