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CWL celebrates 86 years of faithful service

MORE than 170 Catholic women from across Australia gathered in Townsville on September 15 for the 46th National Biennial Conference for the Catholic Women’s League.Organisers said the conference was a sign of the “strength of commitment of Catholic women throughout Australia”.The conference began with an Opening Mass celebrated by Townsville Bishop Michael Putney to a packed Sacred Heart Cathedral.It was ... Read More »

New Tasmanian leader welcomed

ARCHBISHOP Julian Porteous has described his first week as pastor of Tasmania’s Catholics as a “whirlwind”. “We had a wonderful installation ceremony in St Mary’s Cathedral,” he said about the September 17 Mass. “I was delighted that my mother (Pam), who recently celebrated her 90th birthday, was able to come. “She was a bit hesitant about coming this far, but ... Read More »

Australian bishops respond to poverty

AUSTRALIA’S Catholic bishops have released a statement Lazarus at Our Gate: A critical moment in the fight against world poverty calling on a renewed commitment by the Federal Government to address global poverty. The statement has been released ahead of Social Justice Sunday being celebrated in Catholic churches around the nation on September 29. Australian Catholic Social Justice Council chairman ... Read More »

Don’t alter marriage

AN organisation opposing the legalisation of same-sex marriage has expressed concern of a potential “policy vacuum” on the issue in the new Tony Abbott-led Federal Government. Australian Family Association spokesman Luke McCormack said “the elected Liberal Party candidates have been promised that the Liberal party room will have a vote to decide whether man and woman marriage will be official ... Read More »

New leader chosen for capital

Bishop Chris Prowse

BRISBANE Archbishop Mark Coleridge has welcomed news of the appointment of Bishop Christopher Prowse as Archbishop of Canberra and Goulburn. The appointment means Bishop Prowse, (pictured) a close friend of Archbishop Coleridge’s, will be also his successor. Archbishop Coleridge headed the See of Canberra and Goulburn from 2006 to 2012 before taking up his appointment in Brisbane archdiocese last year. ... Read More »

‘I was hungry and you gave me food’

Nepal Community

The Australian Catholic Bishops’ Conference have released the 2013 Social Justice Statement, PAUL DOBBYN takes a look at the document. AUSTRALIA’S Catholic Bishops have called on Australians to “confront the challenge of world poverty” in their 2013-14 statement on social justice. The Australian Catholic Bishops’ Conference statement Lazarus at Our Gate: A critical moment in the fight against world poverty ... Read More »

National Liturgical Council reviews Lectionary for Mass

At the recent National Liturgical Council meeting in Brisbane are, from left, Bishop Paul Bird, Monsignor Pat O’Regan, Sophy Morley, Jenny O’Brien, Fr Barry Craig, Archbishop Mark Coleridge, Fr Stephen Hackett, Elizabeth Harrington, Fr Tom Elich, Bishop Peter Elliott, Dr Clare Johnson and Dr Paul Taylor.

THE revision of the Australian Lectionary for Mass “out of print and wearing out in many parishes” was discussed at the recent National Liturgical Council of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference held at Brisbane’s Francis Rush Centre. Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge chaired the meeting held on September 11. NLC secretary Dr Paul Taylor said the meeting was informed the Australian ... Read More »

New vision for Edmund Rice Network in Oceania

Christian Brothers 2013-09-08

THE Edmund Rice Network, in partnership with the Christian Brothers congregation, has launched a blueprint to chart a new era for Oceania province. The blueprint, Imagination for Mission, seeks to create a new sense of mission for the province founded in 2007 comprising the four former provinces of the order in Australia and NZ as well as the regions of ... Read More »

Tim Fischer tells tales of Vatican life

Tim Fischer 2013-09-08

TIM Fischer has given a measured response to the thorny question of the comparative diplomatic skills of Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and opposition leader Tony Abbott. Australia’s former Deputy Prime Minister and ex-Ambassador to the Holy See was in Brisbane last week to launch his latest book Holy See, Unholy Me. Prompting the question was Mr Fischer’s obvious respect in ... Read More »

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