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Seminarian El Louie Jimenez to be ordained to priesthood on Feast of Sts Peter and Paul

Transitional Deacon El Louie Jimenez will be ordained to the priesthood in the Cathedral of St Stephen on June 29. The 30 year old is concluding seven years of study...

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Motions Framework published for Second Plenary Council Assembly

The 30 motions that will be considered during the second assembly of the Fifth Plenary Council of Australia in July, rising from four years of national conversation, have been published....

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Students embrace Reconciliation with a show of hands

Hundreds of artwork 'hands' painted by pre-school and primary school children were planted on the grounds of St Stephen's Cathedral today in a promotion of reconciliation. The 'Hands of Commitment'...

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Age is no barrier

As Australia celebrates National Volunteer Week (May 16 - 22) , it's nice to reflect on Southport Parish's Pat Williamson, for whom age is no barrier. The 95 year old...

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ACSL launches new safeguarding portal for Australian Church entities

A new portal launched today by Australian Catholic Safeguarding Ltd (ACSL) will help Catholic organisations measure their progress in applying the National Catholic Safeguarding Standards (NCSS). Marking the launch of...

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Bishops prepare to elect new Conference president

Archbishop Mark Coleridge's tenure as president of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference will conclude next week, after the Holy See asked that bishops not serve in leadership roles in bishops...

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In election statement, bishops call for 'a better kind of politics'

Australia's Catholic bishops have called for a shakeup that focuses the country's politics on the common good of all, including - and especially - those who struggle to participate in...

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People of God invited to surround Council in prayer

Catholics across the country are being invited to participate in a new prayer pilgrimage as the Church journeys towards the second assembly of the Fifth Plenary Council of Australia. The...

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Art Aficionados

This Series features Archbishop Mark Coleridge, Australian Catholic University Professor Maeve Heaney and Director of Liturgy Brisbane's Rev Dr Tom Elich. The trio can be seen here analysing details of...

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Pope Francis appoints new ambassador to Australia

Pope Francis has announced that American Archbishop Charles Balvo, a veteran of the Vatican's diplomatic service for more than 30 years, will serve as the next Apostolic Nuncio to Australia....

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