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

Archbishop Calls For Decision Reversal From Amnesty International

Posted September 18, 2007
Archbishop Wilson calls on Amnesty International to reverse new policy on abortion The President of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, Archbishop Philip Wilson today called on Amnesty International to reverse its new policy promoting access to abortion. Archbishop Wilson said that Amnesty’s shift away from a neutral stance on abortion was deeply regrettable. ‘Catholic people… View Article

Catholic Schools at Crossroads

Posted August 7, 2007
Bishops Say Catholic Schools at a Crossroads The Bishops of NSW and the ACT have released a pastoral letter inviting Catholic educational leaders, staff, parents and the broader Catholic community to reflect on the nature and role of Catholic schools and where they are headed. Speaking at the public launch of the document at the… View Article