11 May 2022

Diocese hosts joyful occasion to mark the Synod of Bishops

On Sunday 1st of May 2022, our diocesan family had the opportunity to gather together for a celebration to mark the conclusion of the Diocesan Consultation period in preparation for the Synod of Bishops which will be held in Rome in 2023.

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20 April 2022

In election statement, bishops call for ‘a better kind of politics’

Australia’s Catholic bishops have called for a shakeup that focuses the country’s politics on the common good of all, including – and especially – those who struggle to participate in the community.

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ACBC Prayer for peace in Ukraine
18 March 2022

Make time to unite with Pope Francis in prayer

Catholics around the world are being encouraged to join their prayers with those of Pope Francis on March 25 when he consecrates Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

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14 October 2021

Australian dioceses prepare for Synod of Bishops launch

Dioceses across Australia will this weekend hold launches to mark the commencement of local participation in the two-year journey towards the 2023 Synod of Bishops. Last Sunday, Pope Francis celebrated a Mass to launch the global process for the XVI Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, which has the theme “For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation and Mission”.

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11 October 2021

Time Between Assemblies a chance for prayer, maturation

The months between the first and second general assemblies of the Fifth Plenary Council of Australia are a time for “prayer, reflection, maturation and development”, according to a concluding statement from the first assembly.

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Plenary Cross
05 October 2021

Member Insight - Reflection on the first two days of First Assembly

Lize Privitera shares on the first two days of the First Assembly for the Plenary Council of Australia.

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Afghanistan refugee petition
31 August 2021

Afghan Refugees: National Council of Churches launch online of petition for special intake

Bishop Greg Bennet has asked people to consider supporting a petition to the Federal Government, launched by the National Council of Churches recently, calling for a special intake of an additional 20,000 Afghan refugees and support the ongoing well-being of all Afghan refugees and their families.

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20 August 2021

Statement on the current situation in Afghanistan and its implications for refugees

We are all devastated by the images and news emerging from Afghanistan and the turmoil which now exists. Please find attached a statement from the Australian Council of Christians and Jews regarding the developing situation.

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