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We’re not factions. Listen humbly to the Spirit, President tells Plenary...

We are “not enemies or combatants seeking to prevail over others”, Plenary Council president Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB of Perth has told members in...

Church in Australia is exhausted; Plenary can be prophetic and renew...

The Plenary Council could be a prophetic voice encouraging a tired, frustrated and apathetic Church, the assembled bishops and member delegates of the Plenary...

Pope Francis, the liturgy and the Plenary Council

With impeccable timing, Pope Francis has released an Apostolic Letter Desiderio Desideravi on 29 June, just before our Plenary Council sessions begin. ‘Desiderio desideravi’ are the...

Council is a key moment for Church

A Plenary has wide-ranging power and has gone through an extensive process to get to this week’s Second Assembly What is the Plenary Council? A Plenary...

The need for fathers who listen and teach

The second assembly of the fifth Plenary Council of Australia has now begun. An historic moment for the Church in Australia, several years of...

Different issues for a different age in 1937

The fourth Plenary Council of Australia was held in 1937, mostly at the initiative of the Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Giovanni Panico. Its main aim...

The Plenary Council: no reform without conversion

In coming days, the fifth Plenary Council of Australia will commence its second assembly here in the Archdiocese of Sydney. It is the concluding...

Philippa Martyr: The redundancy of boomer faith

I’m afraid I laughed out loud when I read in The Catholic Weekly that ‘reformers’ think the Plenary Council isn’t going their way. They...

Nurturing the Church for future generations

The latest statistics from the Australian Community Survey are in, and confirm a trend of the last few years: young Australians attend Church more...

Reading the signs of the times

By Patrick O’Shea Understanding what’s happening at a deeper level is important. It points us to the solutions A common soundbite I hear in relation to...
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