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“Putting each other first”—Celebrating 70 years of marriage

“Putting each other first”—Celebrating 70 years of marriage

Pope Francis, St Francis Xavier Cathedral, Family and life, Bishop Brian Mascord - August 5, 2022
What’s the secret to a happy and lasting marriage? Why not ask Mervyn and Fay Rigney who are celebrating 70 years of marriage and will...
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ACBC Respect: Confronting Violence and Abuse

ACBC Respect: Confronting Violence and Abuse

Australian bishops - August 3, 2022
ACBC Social Justice Statement 2022-2023: Bishops lament family, domestic violence Australia’s bishops have used their annual social justice statement to condemn the scourge of domestic...
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Fifth Plenary Council of Australia closes

Fifth Plenary Council of Australia closes

Plenary Council - July 11, 2022
  The nine-month celebration phase of the Fifth Plenary Council of Australia ended on Saturday, with Council Members standing and applauding as president Archbishop Timothy...
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Plenary council ‘re-imagines the church through a missionary lens’

Plenary council ‘re-imagines the church through a missionary lens’

Plenary Council - July 11, 2022
  Plenary Council president Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB has encouraged Council Members to continue relying upon the Holy Spirit as they move into the future....
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Second Plenary Council assembly ends on high note

Second Plenary Council assembly ends on high note

Plenary Council - July 8, 2022
On the final full day of the Plenary Council, Members have celebrated the passage of almost all motions contained in the Motions and Amendments document...
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Mary’s protection invoked at Plenary Council mass

Mary’s protection invoked at Plenary Council mass

Plenary Council - July 8, 2022
Members of the Fifth Plenary Council of Australia should persevere in their prayers to the Mother of God, Bishop Paul Bird CSsR (pictured above) said...
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Announcement of voting outcomes due at 6.30pm

Announcement of voting outcomes due at 6.30pm

Plenary Council - July 8, 2022
Due to additional changes in the program for the Plenary Council’s second assembly, no deliberative vote outcomes were announced within the assembly on Friday morning....
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Blessed Peter To Rot hailed as model of fidelity

Blessed Peter To Rot hailed as model of fidelity

Plenary Council - July 8, 2022
Those gathered for the Fifth Plenary Council of Australia are following in the footsteps of the early Christians, Cardinal John Dew said at Mass on...
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Plenary council backs action on ecology, church governance reform

Plenary council backs action on ecology, church governance reform

Plenary Council - July 8, 2022
Plenary Council Members have passed all six motions they considered on Thursday across parts of the agenda in the areas of Church governance and integral...
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