Australian Catholic Bishops Conference

  • From Krakow to Panama: The Synod Journeying with Young People

    Ashleigh Green, a social worker at CatholicCare in the Diocese of Broken Bay, was the Australian Youth Delegate at the conference, ‘From Krakow to Panama: The Synod Journeying with Young People,’ held in Rome from April 5 to April 9. Ashleigh shared her hopes for the upcoming 2018 Synod...
  • Fr Ken Howell appointed an Auxiliary Bishop of Brisbane

    The Holy Father has appointed Fr Kenneth Michael Howell as an Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Brisbane. The announcement was made at noon Rome time on 28 March 2017. The Auxiliary Bishop-Elect will serve alongside the Archbishop of Brisbane, Most Rev Mark Coleridge. On behalf of the Australian...
  • Bishop Vincent Long’s Diary

    Saturday 4 March 2017 Attends Breakfast with the Bishop with Catholic Youth at Novotel Sydney, Rooty Hill, at 9.00am. Sunday 5 March 2017 Celebrates Solemn Pontifical Mass for the First Sunday of Lent with the Institution of Lectors at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta, at 11.00am. Presides at the Rite...
  • Bishop Long’s Diary – February & March 2017

    Sunday 26 February 2017 Celebrates Solemn Pontifical Mass for the 8th Sunday in Ordinary Time with the commencement of the Seminary Academic Year at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta, at 11.00am. Celebrates Pontifical Mass for the 8th Sunday in Ordinary Time with Tamil Chaplaincy at Sacred Heart Parish, Westmead, at...
  • Bishop Vincent Long’s Diary – February and March 2017

    Tuesday 21 February 2017 Appears before the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Wednesday 22 February 2017 Concelebrates the Episcopal Ordination of the Most Rev Gregory Homeming OCD as the sixth Bishop of Lismore at St Carthage’s Cathedral, Lismore, at 7.00pm. Sunday 26 February 2017 Celebrates...
  • MPs should respect the right to hold a different view on marriage

    All members of religious groups deserve the right to not participate in ‘same-sex marriage’ ceremonies if they hold a traditional view of marriage, the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC) said in a submission released this week. The Australian Senate has established a select committee to examine draft exemptions for...
  • One Year to Go to Australia’s biggest Catholic Youth Festival

    One year from today, Friday 9 December 2016, thousands of young people will gather for the final Mass of the Australian Catholic Youth Festival to be held in Sydney from 7 to 9 December 2017. The three-day festival is a youthful and energetic celebration hosted by the Australian Catholic...
  • Invitation to the Year of Youth 2018

    The Year of Youth celebrates 10 years since World Youth Day was hosted in Sydney during 2008. It will focus on the theme, ‘Open New Horizons for Spreading Joy: Young People, Faith and Vocational Discernment’. The emphasis is on local discussion and dialogue in parishes, schools, youth groups and dioceses....
  • New national Church response to importance of safeguarding

    A new independent company has been established by the Catholic Church in Australia to develop, audit and report on compliance with professional standards to protect children and vulnerable people. Catholic Professional Standards (CPS) Limited represents a new national Church response to the importance of safeguarding vulnerable people. It will...
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