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  • Opportunities and barriers to women’s participation in the Catholic Church

    Council for Australian Catholic Women, Parramatta Consultation Session: Opportunities and barriers to women’s participation in the Catholic Church On June 21, 2018 Catholic women from the Diocese of Parramatta will be given the chance to share their views on the opportunities and barriers to their participation in the Catholic Church...
  • Catholic Bishops urge a sea of political change to avoid destructive climate change

      The Federation of Catholic Bishops’ Conferences of Oceania (Australia, Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands, New Zealand, CEPAC – the rest of the Pacific) is currently meeting in Port Moresby. We come from a multitude of island nation States spread throughout the Pacific Ocean. We are delighted to...
  • Adelaide will host opening Plenary Council session in 2020

      The first of two historic national gatherings to consider the future of the Catholic Church in Australia will be held in Adelaide in October 2020, the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has announced. The celebration of the first session of the Plenary Council in 2020 will bring hundreds of...
  • Plenary Council 2020 launched in the Diocese of Parramatta

      The Plenary Council 2020 Candle was lit at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta on Pentecost to officially launch the journey towards the Plenary Council 2020 in the Diocese of Parramatta.  Pope Francis has also sent his support and blessings to the Catholic Church in Australia as it commences a...
  • Archbishop Mark Colerdige

    Interview with new ACBC president

      Earlier this month, Archbishop Mark Coleridge was elected president of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference. Currently the Archbishop of Brisbane, he previously served as an Auxiliary Bishop in Melbourne and as Archbishop of Canberra-Goulburn. In this conversation with the ACBC Communications Office, he speaks about his appointment at...
  • World Communications Day 2018

    Message from His Holiness Pope Francis For World Communications Day celebrated on 14 May 2018.   “The truth will set you free” (Jn 8:32). Fake news and journalism for peace   Dear Brothers and Sisters, Communication is part of God’s plan for us and an essential way to experience...
  • Key challenge is to maintain Royal Commission momentum

      The Hon. Geoff Giudice, Chair of the Catholic Church’s new safeguarding body, Catholic Professional Standards Ltd (CPSL), has told a meeting of Australian Bishops that one of the key challenges for the Church and for CPSL over the next few years will be to maintain the momentum created...
  • Catholic Church calls for boost in minimum wage

    The Australian Catholic Council for Employment Relations (ACCER) has told the Fair Work Commission that the minimum wage is “manifestly inadequate” and hundreds of thousands of families are living in or threatened by poverty. The ACCER, the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference agency focused on employment matters, has told the...
  • Budget doesn’t address Catholic schools’ concerns

    Catholic school communities expecting significant initiatives addressing the concerns raised with the Federal Minister for Education Simon Birmingham and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull would be disappointed with Wednesday night’s budget. Whilst Senator Birmingham has promised the government will respond to the Independent Report of the Review into the Socio-economic...
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