Posts Tagged ‘Catholic Church Australia’

Diocese of Parramatta forms Australia’s first Diocesan Diaconate Council

Thursday, June 22nd, 2023
Diocesan Diaconate Council

The Diocese of Parramatta has formed Australia’s first Diocesan Diaconate Council, aimed at enhancing the ministry of deacons and providing support for their families. With the formation of this council, the diocese seeks to tap into the diverse talents and experiences of its deacons and their wives, who play a crucial role in their vocation. Read more

Following visitation, leader of Australian ordinariate resigns

Monday, April 24th, 2023

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Msgr Carl Reid, 72, as the ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross, effective July 1. The Pontiff also named Bishop Anthony Randazzo of Broken Bay (Australia), who took part in a recent visitation of the ordinariate, as the ordinariate’s apostolic administrator. Established Read more

Radical change proposed for Australian seminaries

Thursday, September 26th, 2019

Australia’s Catholic Church may scrap the centuries-old system of training priests in seminaries. Two years after a royal commission exposed the scale of child abuse in the church, Catholic leaders are reshaping the way clergy are appointed. This includes new screening and monitoring protocols for candidates and a revamped “national program of priestly formation” being Read more