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

MacKillop podcast

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

Media Release

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

ACYF 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

Marriage plebiscite

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.