19 December 2018 by

Post courtesy of Cathnews The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference and Catholic Religious Australia have submitted a joint report to the National Office for Child Safety on the Church’s implementation of the child abuse royal commission’s recommendations. The report was posted on the ACBC and CRA websites last Friday to coincide with
19 December 2018 by

Catholic Religious Australia (CRA) has a new website:   Please note that this is a different domain from the previous domain.   Supporting the ministry of leadership is at the heart of everything we do at CRA and so this website contains news, events, general safeguarding information, justice templates
30 November 2018 by

The first of November was my one year anniversary at AMPJP – it certainly feels like it was a very quick year. At the beginning of November, we had a teleconference meeting of the AMPJP Council which generated some work for me. I am also working my way through a
25 November 2018 by

On Friday 09th November 2018, I joined Plenary Council 2020 Diocesan Coordinators from across the country. They were meeting to update each other on their progress in explaining the Council and in encouraging people to contribute their views. There was enormous variation in how much had been done and the
23 November 2018 by

Mercy Partners marked its tenth anniversary with a Mass celebrated by Archbishop Mark Coleridge at The Cathedral of St Stephen in Brisbane on Monday 19 November.   Gathered together were representatives from all of its ministries and the many people who have been part of the unfolding story of this
11 November 2018 by

Australian Catholic Bishops Statement: Respond_to_the_cry_of_the_poor Pope Francis World Day of the Poor message for 2018  Apostolic See: World Day of the Poor website     
30 October 2018 by

There was much in October that invited us pause and contemplate. Almost coinciding with the feast of St Francis of Assisi, Patron of Ecology, was the updated IPCC report showing that more strenuous efforts must be made to limit dangerous climate change. On the 22nd the Australian Parliament apologised for
30 October 2018 by

XV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops (3-28 Oct 2018) could well be a significant event in the life of the Church – universal and Australian. There is much that can be taken from both the process and the outcome of this Assembly. As a process it showed
18 October 2018 by

The newly founded Pontifical Public Juridical Person, Sophia Education Ministries took a big step forward with the appointment of its inaugural Board of Directors: Peter Pritchard (Chair) Elizabeth McClintock David O’Donnell Jacquie Shanahan Marie Leech Rita Carroll  RSCJ Sophia Education Ministries will be responsible for the three schools in Australia
16 October 2018 by

On Sunday 14th Oct 2018, Pope Francis declared Oscar Romero a saint of the Catholic Church. St Oscar Romero was the Archbishop of San Salvador in El Salvador (Central America) from 1977 until 1980. He becomes a vocal critic of the oppression of the people by the government, army and
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