Plenary Council

Plenary Post, Edition 22 – January 29, 2020

January 29, 2020

PlenaryPost is the Plenary Council e-newsletter. It is published fortnightly and keeps you up-to-date with all the news and information related to the Plenary Council happenings around the country.

Plenary Post, Edition 22 – January 29, 2020

The build-up to the Fifth Plenary Council of Australia has, in many ways, been a long process. The origins of the Council go back almost 20 years, as the Australian bishops considered St John Paul II’s call in his apostolic letter Novo Millennio Ineunte for the Church to consider its place in contemporary society.
It was eventually decided that a Plenary Council was the best way to do that, and the groundwork was prepared in 2016 and 2017. The Council has seemed to be out there – in the future – for three or four years. Now, with calendars showing 2020, the future has arrived for the Church in Australia. In fact, yesterday marked 250 days until the opening of the first assembly on October 4 in Adelaide.
Significant work has been taking place at the national level, including through the work of the Discernment and Writing Groups, and also at the local level, as groups gather for Listening and Discernment sessions. The discerned responses from those sessions are serving as input for the Discernment and Writing Groups as they prepare papers that will shape the Plenary Council agenda.

Click below for more updates from across the country as the Council’s preparation phase continues.

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