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Postponement of the first assembly of the Plenary Council

Postponement of the first assembly of the Plenary Council

Plenary 2020 - April 15, 2020
In response to the dramatic changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bishops of Australia have made the difficult but necessary decision to postpone the...
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Bishop Brian Mascord’s Pastoral Message for Easter 2020

Bishop Brian Mascord’s Pastoral Message for Easter 2020

Easter 2020, Bishop Brian Mascord - April 8, 2020
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epm8-Ivq30M Dear Sisters and Brothers Over the last few weeks, the world has become a lonelier and more insecure place. The freedom and joy of...
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Pastoral statement by Bishop Brian Mascord on Cardinal George Pell’s High Court appeal

Pastoral statement by Bishop Brian Mascord on Cardinal George Pell’s High Court appeal

Professional standards and safeguarding, Bishop Brian Mascord - April 7, 2020
My Sisters and Brothers in Christ On Tuesday 7 April 2020, the High Court announced its decision regarding Cardinal George Pell’s appeal. The court has...
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Urbi et Orbi—An extraordinary blessing from Pope Francis in response to the coronavirus pandemic

Urbi et Orbi—An extraordinary blessing from Pope Francis in response to the coronavirus pandemic

COVID-19 - March 28, 2020
"On this boat… are all of us." - Pope Francis   At 4am (AEST) Saturday morning (28 March), Pope Francis gave an extraordinary blessing called...
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Novena for a World in Need—St Mary of the Cross Mackillop

Novena for a World in Need—St Mary of the Cross Mackillop

COVID-19 - March 27, 2020
DOWNLOAd novena (pdf) The warmth of the midday sun has restorative powers, bringing healing and strength to our minds and bodies. You are invited to...
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Delegates named for celebration of Plenary Council

Delegates named for celebration of Plenary Council

Plenary 2020 - March 24, 2020
  Plenary Council president Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB has written to 266 other Catholics across the country, calling them as delegates for the Fifth Plenary...
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Pastoral statement by Bishop Brian on temporary Mass changes as a result of the increasing risk of coronavirus

Pastoral statement by Bishop Brian on temporary Mass changes as a result of the increasing risk of coronavirus

COVID-19 archive, COVID-19, Parish life, Bishop Brian Mascord - March 4, 2020
My Sisters and Brothers in Christ As you are aware, the spread of coronavirus, COVID–19, continues to present challenges to health authorities around the world,...
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A call to deeper conversion—Bishop Brian’s Lenten message 2020

A call to deeper conversion—Bishop Brian’s Lenten message 2020

Lent 2020, Bushfire crisis, Parish life, Bishop Brian Mascord - February 28, 2020
My Sisters and Brothers in Christ I can’t help but think back on what we have experienced over these last few months—fires, dust storms, torrential...
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A message from Bishop Brian on the blessing of Ash Wednesday Ashes

A message from Bishop Brian on the blessing of Ash Wednesday Ashes

Lent 2020, Bushfire crisis, Parish life, Bishop Brian Mascord - February 19, 2020
My Sisters and Brothers in Christ In early January, I wrote to the faithful of the diocese at a time when many within our communities...
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