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Death of Father James Carney

Posted January 10, 2008
The death occurred in Melbourne on Monday the 8th of January of Reverend Father James Carney, the former Parish Priest of Bellingen. A priest of the Lismore Diocese for forty years, Father Carney was ordained in Lismore on July 22, 1967. He had been living in retirement in Clifton Hill, Victoria. His funeral will take… View Article

New Apostolic Nuncio

Posted January 10, 2008
The Holy See has announced that Archbishop Giuseppe Lazzarotto is the new Apostolic Nuncio to Australia. Archbishop Lazzarotto was born in Carpane, Vicenza (Italy) in 1942 and was ordained a priest on April 1, 1967. He has a Doctorate in Canon Law and completed post-graduate studies in International Diplomacy at the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy, Rome…. View Article

Clergy Appointments Announced

Posted January 10, 2008
The Bishop of the Lismore Diocese, the Most Reverend Geoffrey Jarrett, recently announced the appointment of Father Paul McDonald as the new Administrator of St. Carthage’s Cathedral Parish. Father McDonald returns to the Lismore parish having completed five and a half years as Parish Priest of Coffs Harbour. Previously he had been assistant priest at… View Article

Diocesan Review announced for 2009

Posted January 9, 2008
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, it is now some years since a number of changes were made in the arrangement of our parishes in response to movements in population and the decline in the numbers of priests. Four parishes were linked with their neighbours and one priest became the pastor of two parishes. In… View Article

Bishops Answer Questions on Divorce

Posted September 18, 2007
Bishops answer questions on Divorce and the Church in new booklet Australia’s Bishops are reaching out to those who have suffered the distress of marital breakdown and divorce with a new easy-to-read booklet which outlines the Church’s teaching in this difficult area and offers pastoral care and support. The booklet, entitled Divorce and the Catholic… View Article