Australian Bishops’ Statement for Indigenous Australians

Posted July 5, 2007
A Statement from the Catholic Bishops of Australia on dignity and justice for Indigenous Australians The Catholic Bishops of Australia welcome the high priority the Federal Government has now accorded to addressing the appalling problems facing people in remote Northern Territory Aboriginal communities. The high incidence in remote Aboriginal communities of child sexual abuse and… View Article

Approval Given for the General Instruction of the Roman Missal in Australia

Posted July 5, 2007
Vatican approves General Instruction of the Roman Missal for Australia The Vatican has approved the General Instruction of the Roman Missal (GIRM) which was submitted by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference. ACBC President, Archbishop Philip Wilson received the approval from the Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, Cardinal… View Article

Communication the Key for New National Co-ordinator of Permanent Deacons

Posted June 29, 2007
The newly appointed National Co-ordinator of the Permanent Diaconate in Australia, Rev Paul Simmons, says communication will be his top priority as he seeks to support deacons in their role as bridge-builders in the Church. Rev Simmons, who was ordained a deacon in 2004 for the Diocese of Broken Bay, has been appointed by the… View Article

Catholics and the 2006 Census ‘“ a Brief Look

Posted June 29, 2007
The 2006 Catholic Census population was 5,126,844, up from 5,001,624 in 2001 – an increase of 125,260, or 2.5 per cent. However, Mr Bob Dixon from the ACBC’s Pastoral Projects Office said that as the total population grew at a faster rate, 5.8%, than the Catholic population, the proportion of Catholics in the Australian population… View Article

Appointment of New Director

Posted June 25, 2007
The Bishop of Lismore the Most Reverend Geoffrey Jarrett has announced the appointment of Dr Anne Wenham to the position of Director of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Lismore. Anne holds the qualifications of: – Bachelor of Arts & Diploma of Education ‘“ Sydney University – Master of Education ‘“ Australian Catholic University –… View Article