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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

Adelaide priest Fr Charles Gauci named Bishop of Darwin

Posted June 28, 2018
Pope Francis has this evening appointed Fr Charles Gauci, currently administrator of St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral in Adelaide, the seventh Bishop of Darwin. Australian Catholic Bishops Conference president Archbishop Mark Coleridge welcomed the appointment of a man who is known for his deep spirituality and real commitment to evangelisation. “Fr Charles has ministered to people… View Article