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Church opens canonical investigation into Bishop Saunders

Sep 25, 2022

The Holy See has initiated a canonical investigation into former Broome Bishop Christopher Saunders, with Archbishop Mark Coleridge of Brisbane appointed to oversee the investigation. Bishop Saunders stood aside as Bishop of Broome in March 2020 after...

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Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane welcomes Housing Summit

Sep 16, 2022

The Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane has welcomed a state Housing Summit as an opportunity to provide more homes for Queenslanders. The Archdiocese was amongst the stakeholders at today's housing roundtable which is a step towards a summit in October...

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Statement from Archbishop Tim Costelloe SDB - President of the ACBC

Sep 9, 2022

The death of Queen Elizabeth II, after a long reign marked by extraordinary constancy, fidelity, courage and service, will bring great sadness to many people in Australia, including members of the Catholic community. As the Queen enters into the great...

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Bishops support Catholic schools with guide on gender, identity

Sep 8, 2022

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has released a guide on gender and identity to support Catholic schools in responding to the individual social and pastoral needs of students. Created and Loved: A guide for Catholic schools on identity and gender...

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Australian synthesis for global Synod of Bishops published

Aug 16, 2022

Catholics in Australia have expressed a strong need for a Church that is missionary and a Eucharistic community that is inclusive, the national synthesis for the global Synod on Synodality reveals. The Australian synthesis, which emerged from a nine-month...

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Bishops lament family, domestic violence in annual justice statement

Aug 3, 2022

Australia's bishops have used their annual social justice statement to condemn the scourge of domestic and family violence, saying relationships must be "marked by respect and freedom rather than coercion and control". The Church in Australia has published...

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Fifth Plenary Council of Australia closes

Jul 9, 2022

The nine-month celebration phase of the Fifth Plenary Council of Australia ended on Saturday, with Council Members standing and applauding as president Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB formally declared the Council closed. Almost four-and-a-half years...

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Plenary Council 're-imagines' the Church through a Missionary Lens

Jul 9, 2022

Plenary Council president Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB has encouraged Council Members to continue relying upon the Holy Spirit as they move into the future. Archbishop Costelloe was the principal celebrant and homilist at the closing Mass of the Fifth...

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Second Assembly ends on a high note

Jul 8, 2022

On the final full day of the Plenary Council, Members have celebrated the passage of almost all motions contained in the Motions and Amendments document that formed the second assembly's agenda. Eighteen of the 19 motions considered on Friday passed...

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Plenary Council backs action on ecology, church governanace reform

Jul 7, 2022

Plenary Council Members have passed all six motions they considered on Thursday across parts of the agenda in the areas of Church governance and integral ecology. Among the reforms backed were a call for the establishment of diocesan pastoral councils...

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