Young Australians get set for World Youth Day Panama

Posted January 16, 2019
More than 1000 young people from across Australia will be jetting off to Panama this week to attend World Youth Day, which begins on January 22. Malcolm Hart, director of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference’s Office for Youth, is helping coordinate the bishops’ pilgrimage of approximately 700 people across 12 groups from throughout Australia. “There’s… View Article

Bishop Greg’s Christmas Message December 2018

Posted December 20, 2018
I remember growing up in a country town in Victoria. Life was simple, we never locked the front door of our house, neighbours dropped in and out, children played in the streets, mum and dad never worried about us. There were so many people that we looked up to and rightly or wrongly trusted. Doctors,… View Article

Ordination to Priesthood

Posted November 12, 2018
(from left) Emmanuel Okparanaku, Wilber Tobe and Anselm Okeke. Emmanuel Okparanaku was born in Nigeria. Emmanuel joined the Diocese of Lismore to train for the Priesthood in 2013. He went to Vianney College in Wagga Wagga to complete his training after which he was assigned in All Saints, Macleay Parish and then St Mary’s Casino… View Article

Catholic Church stands with Prime Minister, renews apology

Posted October 23, 2018
The leaders of Catholic Religious Australia (CRA) and the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC) have welcomed Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s apology to survivors of institutional child sexual abuse and recommitted to working with the community to eliminate the scourge of child sexual abuse. “The National Apology today and the apologies made by institutions during the… View Article

Australian voices heard at Vatican Youth Synod

Posted October 19, 2018
October 3, 2018 – Vatican City: The 15th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops. Credit: CNA An apology for past failings and calls for a renewed Church that listens and offers the guidance young people seek were common themes from the Australian voices heard at the Synod currently unfolding in Rome. More than… View Article