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Quo Vadis—Pope Francis and the call to holiness

Quo Vadis—Pope Francis and the call to holiness

Vocations, Fr Duane Fernandez - August 15, 2019
In our time, there is a deeply felt urgency to “get more priests” for our diocese. Many dioceses throughout Australia and the Western world are...
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Listen to what the Spirit is saying

Listen to what the Spirit is saying

Jude Hennessy, Plenary 2020 - August 14, 2019
In October 2020, the Catholic Church in Australia will gather for the first plenary council to be held since the Second Vatican Council. From August...
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Bishop announces retirement of diocese’s beloved Director of Schools Peter Turner

Bishop announces retirement of diocese’s beloved Director of Schools Peter Turner

Catholic education, Bishop Brian Mascord - August 7, 2019
Dear Friends I write to convey, to you, the news that Mr Peter Turner has advised me of his intention to retire from his position...
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Help stop attempts to make abortion legal up until birth in NSW

Help stop attempts to make abortion legal up until birth in NSW

Family and life - August 3, 2019
Earlier this week, the Reproductive Health Care Reform Bill 2019 (Bill) was tabled in NSW Parliament. If passed, it will make abortion legal up until...
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Australian bishops’ pastoral letter for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday

Australian bishops’ pastoral letter for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday

Australian bishops - July 5, 2019
Theme artwork for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday by Queenie McKenzie. This weekend (7 July 2019) is Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday. The...
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Bishop Brian and Australian bishops meet Pope Francis, pray at St Peter’s tomb

Bishop Brian and Australian bishops meet Pope Francis, pray at St Peter’s tomb

Bishop Brian Mascord - June 25, 2019
Pope Francis has given his apostolic blessing to the Australian Catholic bishops and encouraged them to explore new ways of being missionary in Australia at...
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Plenary Council 2020 announces themes for discernment

Plenary Council 2020 announces themes for discernment

Plenary 2020 - June 9, 2019
The Plenary Council 2020 moves into its next phase of preparation today with the announcement of the National Themes for Discernment that emerged from a...
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When in Rome: Bishop Brian prepares for Ad Limina visit

When in Rome: Bishop Brian prepares for Ad Limina visit

Bishop Brian Mascord - June 6, 2019
Bishop Brian with Pope Francis in 2018 during the annual training program for newly appointed bishops.My Sisters and Brothers in Christ This year will mark...
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Pope issues abuse reporting and investigation laws

Pope issues abuse reporting and investigation laws

Professional standards and safeguarding - May 10, 2019
The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has welcomed Pope Francis’ new document on the investigation and reporting of abuse within Church settings, which enshrines some measures...
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