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Pope: Make the world more human by guaranteeing the dignity of the disabled

Posted December 7, 2019
by Lydia O’Kane On the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, December 3rd, Pope Francis recalls how the promotion of the right to participation plays a central role in combating discrimination and promoting a culture of encounter and quality of life. In his message marking the International Day of Persons with Disabilities,… View Article

Message of His Holiness Pope Francis Third World Day of The Poor

Posted October 31, 2019
MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS THIRD WORLD DAY OF THE POOR 34th Sunday in Ordinary Time 17 November 2019 The hope of the poor shall not perish for ever “The hope of the poor will not perish for ever” (Ps 9:19). These words of the Psalm remain timely. They express a profound truth that faith… View Article

Bishop Appointed for Broken Bay Diocese

Posted October 9, 2019
Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Anthony Randazzo the fourth Bishop of Broken Bay, a diocese that covers much of Sydney’s North Shore and the New South Wales Central Coast. Bishop Randazzo, currently an auxiliary bishop in the Archdiocese of Sydney, succeeds Archbishop Peter A. Comensoli, whose episcopacy in Broken Bay ended in July 2018 after… View Article

Bishops release mental illness, outreach guidelines

Posted October 1, 2019
Catholic communities across Australia are being urged to help shatter the stigma surrounding mental illness by supporting and welcoming those who suffer and their families. With one in five Australians experiencing a mental health illness each year and mental illness being the third-leading cause of disability, the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference on Friday released new… View Article

PLENARY COUNCIL 2020

Posted July 30, 2019
The National Centre for Pastoral Research has just published Listen to what the Spirit is saying, the final report of the Listening and Dialogue stage of the Plenary Council. The report captures the voices of the more than 222,000 people who shared their submissions, questions and stories of faith during the 10-month process. Access the… View Article