Media Releases

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

New guidelines will inform Church’s response to abuse

Posted July 18, 2019
The Catholic Church is developing new national policy guidelines to strengthen and standardise Church authorities’ responses to historical and contemporary concerns and allegations of abuse of children and vulnerable adults. Archbishop Mark Coleridge, president of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, said the development of the guidelines is a critical step forward in the Church’s ongoing… View Article

Students and teachers enjoy the creative magic of LitFest2444

Posted June 20, 2019
Students and teachers enjoy creative magic of LitFest2444 The LitFest2444 website describes it as ‘a festival like no other’. The ‘Lit’ is short for ‘literary’ and ‘2444’ is Port Macquarie’s postcode. However, to experience it firsthand is to quickly realise that LitFest2444 is much more than a literary festival; it’s actually a vibrant celebration of… View Article

Australian Bishops Arrive in Rome

Posted June 19, 2019
The Australian bishops will celebrate Mass in the papal basilicas, including St Peter’s, during the Ad Limina visit Australia’s Catholic bishops have arrived in Italy and are preparing for their pilgrimage to the tombs of the Apostles Peter and Paul with a period of prayer and discernment. Almost 40 bishops are in Rome for the… View Article