Posts Tagged ‘Catholic Church in Australia’

Australian Catholic Plenary focuses on Christ-centred Church

Thursday, June 9th, 2022

The Catholic Church in Australia will not be the Church that Jesus wants until the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have made a contribution to the life of the Church and until it has been joyfully received by others. This one of the ‘motions’ distributed by the church’s drafting committee and circulated among Council Read more

Rise up with new evangelical vigour

Thursday, April 21st, 2022
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An Australian archbishop is calling on catholics “to rise up with new evangelical vigour”. He made the call in a commentary on a plenary council preparatory document. Archbishop Julian Porteous of Hobart (pictured) said Catholicism in Australia faces crises such as a loss of faith and declining religious practice. The plenary council working document shows Read more

Ordaining women? No way! say Australian Catholic students

Thursday, July 23rd, 2020

Ordaining women is not okay, over 200 Australian Catholic students have told the country’s bishops in an open letter. The letter, sent ahead of the upcoming Fifth Plenary Council of the Church in the country, urges the bishops to remain committed to the Church’s teaching. Ordaining women should therefore be rejected. “Many submissions to the Read more