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Religious Programming on the ABC

Posted February 12, 2009
On Friday 6 February 2009 representatives of the Uniting Church, the National Council of Churches in Australia, the Australian Catholic Bishop’s Conference, the Executive Council of Australian Jewry and the Anglican General Synod, met with Mark Scott the Managing Director of the ABC, to discuss religious broadcasts on the ABC. The faith leaders requested that:… View Article

ACBC President Appeals for Support for Victims

Posted February 11, 2009
Archbishop Philip Wilson offers prayers and support for all affected by fires and floods Australian Catholic Bishops Conference President, Archbishop Philip Wilson today said his thoughts and prayers are with all of the people so badly affected by Victoria’s devastating bushfires. Archbishop Wilson said the Catholic Church would do all it could, both spiritually and… View Article

Pope Sends Prayer amd Condolences

Posted February 11, 2009
Pope Benedict XVI sends prayer and condolences to all affected by bushfires Pope Benedict XVI has sent a message to the Governor-General, Ms Quentin Bryce, expressing his sadness at the tragic consequences of the Victorian bushfire disaster. The message, relayed by the Vatican’s Secretary of State, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, is reproduced below. “HER EXCELLENCY MS… View Article

Sixth World Meeting of Families

Posted February 5, 2009
“IT IS IN THE HOME WHERE ONE LEARNS TO TRULY LIVE” The family as the basic school of life was the underlying message of the 6th World Meeting of Families. Held in Mexico City from Jan 14-18, it was a colourful and inspiring experience of the Universal Church. For five days, families from around the… View Article

Ordination to Priesthood of Reverend Nicolas Maurice

Posted July 11, 2008
Engineering a Life of God’s Work Over two hundred people lined up in St Carthage’s Cathedral, Lismore to be blessed by the Church’s newest Priest after his first Mass, the day after his Ordination. Father Nicolas Maurice was Ordained on 3rd July in a very moving ceremony that was witnessed by a congregation that filled… View Article