18 Jun 2021
Holy Land appointment for Nuncio
Pope Francis has appointed Filipino Archbishop Adolfo Tito Yllana as Apostolic Nuncio to Israel and Cyprus and Apostolic Delegate to Jerusalem and Palestine.
18 Jun 2021
Plenary Council agenda calls for missionary Church
The agenda of the Fifth Plenary Council of Australia calls those attending the Council assemblies to “develop concrete proposals to create a more missionary, Christ-centred Church in Australia”.
01 May 2021
Bishops support vaccine rollout
Catholics in Australia are being encouraged to receive a COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available to them...Bishops Commission saying it is morally permissible to accept any vaccine.
18 Mar 2021
Milestone for Plenary Council
The journey to the historic Fifth Plenary Council of Australia has reached a significant milestone with the release of the instrumentum laboris (working document).
03 Mar 2021
Tanzanian women learn new skills through Caritas program
Young women in Tanzania are gaining new skills and looking to a bright future thanks to a Caritas Australia program funded through the annual Project Compassion Lenten Appeal.
05 Feb 2021
'Be more' for Project Compassion
Catholics around Australia are asked to ‘Be More’ for this year’s Project Compassion charity campaign which begins in mid-February.
30 Jun 2020
Life lessons for seminarians
‘Holiness isn’t for wimps!’ That has been one of the life lessons learned by seminarian Anthony Beltrame during the challenging times of the coronavirus pandemic.
19 Jun 2020
Revised Plenary Council dates announced
The rescheduled dates for the two assemblies for the Fifth Plenary Council of Australia have been confirmed by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference.
18 May 2020
Word of encouragement for Australian Catholics
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect Australians’ lives, including their worship, the Catholic bishops will entrust the country to the care of Mary Help of Christians on her feast day next week.
26 Feb 2020
The ABC has produced a podcast about St Mary MacKillop as part of a series on extraordinary Australian women called Fierce Girls.
13 Feb 2020
Amazon exhortation relevant to Australia
Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation Querida Amazonia (Beloved Amazon) has much to offer the Catholic Church in Australia.
22 Jan 2020
Students voice concern for Pacific region
The impacts of climate change on the Pacific region and Australia’s dwindling aid budget were two of the topics Adelaide Catholic school students discussed with Federal politicians as part of the annual Voices for Justice event held in Canberra recently.
13 Nov 2019
Message of hope for World Day of the Poor
In the lead up to the World Day of the Poor, the Church in Australia is recognising volunteers who work to bring hope to those in need.
01 Oct 2019
Mission appeal highlights Sarah’s journey of hope
Accused of witchcraft at the age of four and with her fate decided, survival seemed the best case scenario for Sarah. However, Catholic Mission’s 2019 Church Appeal...tells the story of her rescue and remarkable turnaround.
05 Jul 2019
Wanted: visionary, open-hearted, faith-filled people
The Plenary Council has opened applications for the Discernment and Writing Groups that will play a critical role in helping the Catholic Church move forward in considering the Council’s six National Themes for Discernment.
13 Jun 2019
Themes for Plenary Council announced
The Plenary Council 2020 has moved into its next phase of preparation ... of the National Themes for Discernment that emerged from a historic process of listening to the voices of more than 222,000 people.
13 Jun 2019
New child protection standards released
The adoption of National Catholic Safeguarding Standards marks the latest milestone in the Church’s ongoing response to child sexual abuse.
18 May 2018
Plenary Council 2020
Adelaide will host opening Plenary Council session in October 2020.
16 Feb 2018
Australian bishops’ submission to the Religious Freedom Review.
08 Jan 2018
'A remarkable story'
New Vatican publication highlights Indigenous art, culture.
11 Dec 2017
ACYF17 – it's a wrap
Perth announced as next ACYF venue as thousands flock to Mass in The Domain December 9, 2017.
05 Dec 2017
An estimated 19,000 young Catholics will converge upon Sydney for ACYF’s three-day national celebration – December 7-9.
27 Nov 2017
Advent Calendar app
New app contains a variety of videos, meditations and podcasts for the Christmas season.
19 Sep 2017
Pope, Marriage and Plebiscite
Bishops Conference's brochure provides an overview of Pope Francis’ teaching on marriage and the family for you to reflect upon.
10 May 2017
ACYF Sydney 2017
Registration opens online for the Australian Catholic Youth Festival to be held in Sydney from December 7-9.
04 Jul 2016
Archbishop Fisher: 'Same-sex marriage opponents not bigots'.
15 Sep 2015
Laudato Si’ video released
Catholic Earthcare Australia's video released today – Laudato Si’ – An urgent appeal for action.