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MEDIA RELEASE: Priests’ Funeral

Posted May 2, 2007
Father Charles Kakumanu and Father Stephen O’Donnell, working in the Lismore Diocese, were tragically killed in a motor vehicle accident near Woolgoolga on Tuesday morning 3rd April. A third priest, Father Peter Padsungay, escaped with minor injuries. Relatives of all priests have been informed. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Carthage’s Cathedral on… View Article

Tragic Death of Two Priests from Lismore Parish

Posted May 2, 2007
Father Charles Kakumanu and Father Stephen O’Donnell, working in the Lismore Diocese, were tragically killed in a motor vehicle accident near Woolgoolga on Tuesday morning 3rd April. A third priest, Father Peter Padsungay, escaped with minor injuries. Relatives of all priests have been informed. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Carthage’s Cathedral on… View Article

Prayers for Peace in the Middle East

Posted May 2, 2007
Archbishop Philip Wilson, President, Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has forwarded this letter to all Australian Bishops today: Dear Brothers, You may have seen this news item from Zenit Italy, JULY 16, 2006 (Zenit.org) – Benedict XVI appealed to all local Churches to pray for peace in the Holy Land and the Middle East. After praying… View Article

Vatican Instruction on Seminaries

Posted May 2, 2007
Australian Bishops welcome Vatican Instruction on the question of admission of homosexual men to seminaries and the priesthood. The Australian Catholic Bishops have received and discussed the recent Vatican Instruction on the question of the admission of homosexual men to seminaries and the priesthood. While the document repeats matters previously addressed by the Holy See,… View Article