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The Catholic Church has learned, is changing and will keep changing

Posted September 6, 2018
Catholic leaders have today announced they accept 98 per cent of the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and have vowed that the Church’s shameful history will never be repeated. Josephite Sister Monica Cavanagh, the president of Catholic Religious Australia, and Australian Catholic Bishops Conference president Archbishop Mark Coleridge… View Article

Bishops Speak Out on Homelessness

Posted September 6, 2018
The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has used its 2018-19 Social Justice Statement to express deep concern about Australia’s alarming growth in homelessness and insecure housing. Source: ACBC Media Blog. In A Place to Call Home: Making a home for everyone in our land, released this morning, the bishops have called on Australians to look beyond… View Article

Pope Francis: Letter to the People of God (full text)

Posted August 22, 2018
Pope Francis has responded to new reports of clerical sexual abuse and the ecclesial cover-up of abuse. In an impassioned letter addressed to the whole People of God, he calls on the Church to be close to victims in solidarity, and to join in acts of prayer and fasting in penance for such “atrocities”. Letter… View Article

Bishops to release formal Royal Commission response this month

Posted August 10, 2018
    The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has today agreed that it will release its formal response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse by the end of the month. It will also release the four volumes of the Truth, Justice and Healing Council’s final report. “After two productive days of… View Article

Pope Francis appoints Bishop Comensoli to Melbourne Archdiocese

Posted July 1, 2018
Pope Francis has appointed the Bishop of Broken Bay, , as the new Archbishop of Melbourne, with effect from August 1, when he will be installed in St Patrick’s Cathedral. Archbishop-elect Comensoli was ordained priest for the Diocese of Wollongong and served as Auxiliary Bishop and Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese of Sydney before being… View Article