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  • Oct 2018 '18

    Catholic Church stands with Prime Minister, renews apology

    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…

  • Aug 2018 '18

    Child Protection Sunday is a time to consider how you can play your part

    National Child Protection Week starts Sunday, September 2 and runs through to Saturday, September 8. The Sunday September 2 launch of this National initiative has been chosen by the National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN) to coincide with the celebration of Father’s Day. According to NAPCAN, National Child Protection Week serves…

  • May 2018 '18

    Catholic Church confirms entry into national redress scheme

    The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference and Catholic Religious Australia have today confirmed that the Church will enter the national redress scheme for survivors of child sexual abuse when that becomes possible under national legislation. “Since as early as 2013, the Catholic Church has called for a national redress scheme for survivors of child sexual abuse,”…

  • May 2018 '18

    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 Catholic leaders to Adelaide to discuss how…

  • May 2018 '18

    Archbishop Coleridge elected president of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference

    The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has today elected Archbishop Mark Coleridge of Brisbane as president of the Conference. Archbishop Coleridge was ordained Auxiliary Bishop of Melbourne in 2002 and later became Archbishop of Canberra-Goulburn. Since 2012, he has served as Archbishop of Brisbane. “With few illusions about myself or the task that awaits, I humbly…

  • May 2018 '18

    Catholic media provides different viewpoint and nourishes faith: survey

    The first comprehensive survey of people’s experience of the Catholic media landscape in Australia has revealed that users value Catholic media for the different perspective it provides and, in most cases, it has played a role in their personal faith development. The Australian Catholic Media User Survey was conducted online by the Australian Catholic Media…

  • Apr 2018 '18

    TJHC winds up with recommendation Catholic Church puts in place high level Royal Commission implementation group

    The Catholic Church’s Truth Justice and Healing Council will conclude its work on Monday 30 April after more than five years coordinating the Church’s response to the child sexual abuse Royal Commission. Mr Francis Sullivan, CEO of the TJHC, today thanked the thousands of people who had contributed to the work of the Council and…

  • Apr 2018 '18

    New Apostolic Exhortation “Gaudete et exsultate” (Rejoice and be glad)

    The full text of Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation “Gaudete et exsultate” (Rejoice and be glad) APOSTOLIC EXHORTATION

  • Apr 2018 '18

    Pope Francis issues new Exhortation in Rome

    Pope Francis has produced his third Apostolic Exhortation in five years. The Exhortation, entitled Gaudete Et Exsultate (Rejoice and Be Glad), was released at 12 noon in Rome on Monday 9 April and can be accessed in full as a PDF here: APOSTOLIC EXHORTATION A Papal Exhortation is one of an array of communication methods…

  • Mar 2018 '18

    Port Pirie and Broome Dioceses lead the way for Plenary Council

    More than 200 people from remote and rural parts of the Diocese of Port Pirie in South Australia have gathered together under the theme ‘Looking forward in hope towards 2020’. This was the first major gathering in Australia since the announcement earlier this week of the 2020 Plenary Council. The two-day assembly was attended by…

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