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Deceased Rev’d Father Frank (Edward Francis) O’Gorman

Posted February 14, 2017
The death is announced of Revd Father Frank (Edward Francis) O’Gorman. He died on the 9th February at Mater Christi, Sawtell, where he had been resident and in good but weakening health for some time. Father Frank was born in Co. Kilkenny in 1927 and after studies for the priesthood at St Kieran’s College was ordained… View Article

Pope Francis appoints Fr Timothy Harris, Sixth Bishop of Townsville

Posted February 10, 2017
The Holy Father has today appointed Fr Timothy Harris, a priest of the Archdiocese of Brisbane, as the sixth Bishop of Townsville.   Bishop-Elect Harris is currently the Parish Priest of Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast.   Speaking about his new appointment, Bishop-Elect Harris said, ‘I’m very conscious that the Diocese of Townsville has… View Article

Pope’s Letter to Young People on the Occasion of the Presentation of the Preparatory Document of the XV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops

Posted January 25, 2017
My Dear Young People,  I am pleased to announce that in October 2018 a Synod of Bishops will take place to treat the topic: “Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment.” I wanted you to be the centre of attention, because you are in my heart. Today, the Preparatory Document is being presented, a document… View Article

Politicians should respect the right of people of faith to hold a different view on marriage

Posted January 23, 2017
All members of religious groups deserve the right to not participate in same-sex marriage ceremonies if they hold a traditional view of marriage, the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC) said in a submission released this week. The Australian Senate has established a select committee to examine draft exemptions for ministers of religion, marriage celebrants and… View Article

Episcopal Ordination of Bishop-elect Homeming OCD

Posted December 26, 2016
The date 22 February 2017 at 7.00pm in St Carthage’s Cathedral is confirmed for the Episcopal Ordination at which our new bishop will also take canonical possession of the See in assuming the cathedra as Sixth Bishop of Lismore. In anticipation of the forthcoming ordination, this prayer is being offered in all parishes in the… View Article