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Bishops welcome appointment of Ambassador to the Holy See
May 11, 2016 09:00 am
Source: Archbishop Denis Hart
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The bishops of Australia warmly welcome the appointment of Ms Melissa Hitchman as Australia’s next Ambassador to the Holy See in Rome. The Hon Julie Bishop, Minister for Foreign Affairs, made the announcement on 5 May last. Ms Hitchman is the third person to be appointed Ambassador following the appointment of the Hon Tim Fischer […] more
  
 
To the ends of the earth
May 10, 2016 09:05 pm
Source: Bishop of Toowoomba, Robert McGuckin
To the ends of the earth
On Sunday 8 May, Bishop Robert McGuckin celebrated Mass in St Mary MacKillop Chapel, North Sydney, with his brother bishops during the plenary meeting of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference.  Below is the homily Bishop McGuckin preached celebrating the Feast of the Ascension and World Communications Sunday.  A number of times in the past weeks we […] more
  
 
The Issue: The Churches, The Budget and The Long Poll
May 09, 2016 02:35 pm
Source: ABC Radio
ABC Sunday Nights with John Cleary on day one of Australia’s Federal Election campaign. Only five days after the Federal Budget we are at the beginning of one of the longest election campaigns in Australian history. Just so we don’t get too far ahead of ourselves first up tonight we are going to be looking […] more
  
 
New publication to assist Latin clergy
May 07, 2016 03:39 pm
Source: ACBC Communications
New publication to assist Latin clergy
How do the Eastern Catholic Churches in Australia differ from the Latin Catholic Church and where do they exist? These are just some of the questions addressed in a new publication about the Eastern Catholic Churches in Australia. A simple 15-page booklet has been produced to assist priests and deacons of the Latin Catholic Church […] more
  
 
Elections to the ACBC Permanent Committee
May 06, 2016 03:09 pm
Source: ACBC Communications
Elections to the ACBC Permanent Committee
The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference elected the following members to the Permanent Committee during the plenary meeting at Mary MacKillop Place, North Sydney today. Archbishop Denis Hart – elected President Archbishop Mark Coleridge – elected Vice-President Archbishop Christopher Prowse Archbishop Anthony Fisher Archbishop Timothy Costelloe Archbishop Philip Wilson Bishop Eugene Hurley Bishop Vincent Long Van […] more
  
 
Bishop Vincent Long Appointed Bishop of Parramatta
May 05, 2016 08:01 pm
Source: ACBC Communications
Bishop Vincent Long Appointed Bishop of Parramatta
Pope Francis has announced today the appointment as the fourth Bishop of Parramatta, the Most Reverend Vincent Long Van Nguyen, O.F.M. Conv., who has been until now an Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Melbourne. Archbishop Denis Hart, President of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference welcomed the appointment, ‘after distinguished leadership in the Conventual Franciscans, […] more
  
 
Detention and the Human Person
May 05, 2016 04:02 pm
Source: Catholic Migrant & Refugee Office
Detention and the Human Person
I would like to begin by expressing my sincere condolences to the friends and family of Omid Masoumali, in particular his wife, after his tragic death on Friday 29 April, writes Fr Maurizio Pettenà, Director of the Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office. It is of particular concern that, only days later a second person, […] more
  
 
50th World Communications Day opportunity for parishes to speak out
May 04, 2016 07:52 pm
Source: Truth, Justice & Healing Council
The ACBC World Communications Day initiative to gather ‘grassroots’ stories of compassion and mercy from around Australia is an opportunity for ordinary Catholics and child abuse survivors to speak directly to the Church leadership. As part of the 50th World Communications Day, the Australian Catholic Media Council is inviting each diocese to share local stories […] more
  
 
Tax cuts to the rich and service cuts to the rest
May 04, 2016 03:45 pm
Source: Catholic Social Services Australia
Tax cuts to the rich and service cuts to the rest
In responding to the Federal Budget, Marcelle Mogg, Catholic Social Services Australia (CSSA) CEO said: “Vulnerable Australians have again been overlooked in this third Federal Budget from the Coalition Government.  The 2016-17 Budget provides tax cuts to the rich and service cuts to the rest. This Budget has given tax relief to those earning over […] more
  
 
Aid cuts signal shift to an insular Australia
May 04, 2016 03:35 pm
Source: Caritas Australia
Aid cuts signal shift to an insular Australia
Caritas Australia (CA) has expressed deep disappointment in this year’s federal budget, specifically the decision to cut even deeper into an already diminished Australian official aid program.  The cut of an additional $224m is the third successive cut by this government and has reduced Australia to its least generous role among OECD countries in 40 […] more
  
 
Communicating the Power of Mercy
May 04, 2016 02:25 pm
Source: Australian Catholic Media Council
Communicating the Power of Mercy
Celebrating the 50th World Communications Day, the Australian Catholic Media Council is launching a grassroots initiative by inviting each diocese to share local stories about ‘Communication and Mercy’. This year, Pope Francis has chosen the theme ‘Communication and Mercy’ and invites us all to reflect on this relationship. Launching the initiative ahead of World Communications […] more
  
 
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