03 Oct 2017
Month of prayer and fasting
Parishes and communities around Australia are being asked to dedicate the month of October to marriage and families.
21 Sep 2017
Letters on same-sex marriage
"...We must continue to exercise our right to speak our views publically as free citizens, but we should not adopt any means that creates disrespect..." Bishop O'Kelly.
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.
07 Sep 2017
Child Protection Sunday Sept 7
National Child Protection Week....Now in its 27th year, the Week supports and encourages safety and wellbeing of all Australian children and families
31 Aug 2017
Withdrawal of refugee support
It is of great concern...the Australian Government’s plans to withdraw support to refugees who have come to Australia for medical treatment – ACBC.
15 Aug 2017
The Government has announced plans for a postal plebiscite on whether Australia should change the Marriage Act.
29 Jun 2017
Plenary Council appointments
Committee will work closely with the Bishops Commission to ensure the successful preparation, celebration and implementation of the Plenary Council 2020.
08 Jun 2017
Find out the latest information about the Australian Catholic Youth Festival being held in Sydney December 7-9.
01 Jun 2017
Pope wants to hear from youth
Pope asks young people of the world to take part in an online survey to share their experiences, concerns and ideas regarding the Catholic Church.
24 May 2017
ACYF 2017 News
International Catholic megastar confirmed for Australian Catholic Youth Festival.
10 May 2017
ACYF Sydney 2017
Registration opens online for the Australian Catholic Youth Festival to be held in Sydney from December 7-9.
03 May 2017
Catholic schools funding cuts
Ms Cronin said Catholic education is deeply concerned by the Government’s lack of consultation...
11 Apr 2017
Bombings in Egypt
Archbishop Fisher's message in response to the bombings of two Coptic churches in Egypt.
30 Mar 2017
Plight of Christians highlighted
Christians are the most persecuted religious group in the world, Catholic bishops have told a Parliamentary inquiry.
07 Mar 2017
Australian Catholic Youth Festival 2017 – what, where, when, want to get involved? Here are the details.
01 Mar 2017
Bishop Long's Lenten message
'... we have betrayed your trust. And so it is time for us to come home to the heart of the Gospel...' – Bishop Long
27 Feb 2017
Day 14 – Royal Commission
The Archbishops returned for the final day in the three-week hearing.
27 Feb 2017
Day 13 – Royal Commission
Day 13 commenced with a panel discussion on the work of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors which advises the Pope directly.
24 Feb 2017
Catch up with the latest news and helpful links to Royal Commission updates, transcripts and more.
24 Feb 2017
ACBC Media Release
Statement from Archbishop Hart, President, Aust. Catholic Bishops Conf. at the conclusion of case study 50 of the Royal Commission.
23 Feb 2017
Day 12 – Royal Commission
D12 hearing heard from members of various religious institutes in Australia.
22 Feb 2017
Day 11 – Royal Commission
D11 hearing's was attended by bishops with responsibility for various dioceses and regional archdioceses.
21 Feb 2017
Day 10 - Royal Commission
D10 looked at issues related to the operation and establishment of Catholic Professional Standards Ltd.
17 Feb 2017
Day 9 – Royal Commission
D9 – Panel discussion looked at issues in Catholic Education.
16 Feb 2017
Day 8 – Royal Commission
D8 commenced with a panel discussion on the professional support and supervision of priests and clergy.
16 Feb 2017
Australian bishops launch guidelines for celebrating the sacraments with people with disability.
15 Feb 2017
Day 7 – Royal Commission
D7 focused on initial formation of clergy and religious and the professional support and supervision of working priests and religious.
14 Feb 2017
Day 6 – Royal Commission
D6 started with a panel examination of the processes of priestly formation within the Catholic Church both historically and currently.
13 Feb 2017
Day 5 – Royal Commission
D5 started with hearing evidence from Ms Teresa Devlin, CEO of the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland.
10 Feb 2017
Day 4 – Royal Commission
Summary of day four of the Royal Commission's 50th case study.
09 Feb 2017
Day 3 – Royal Commission
D3 discussed structural and cultural issues, including accountability and transparency
08 Feb 2017
Day 2 – Royal Commission
Summary from the Truth Justice and Healing Council on Day 2 of the Royal Commission's "Catholic wrap-up".
07 Feb 2017
TJHC address to Commission
Statement from Francis Sullivan, CEO of the Truth Justice and Healing Council.
20 Jan 2017
Catholic Bishops media release
Politicians should respect the right of people of faith to hold a different view on marriage.
18 Jan 2017
A personal testimony
Julie Morgan believes bringing in legislation that allows a group of experts to determine who can ''legally'' die is a retrograde move.
20 Dec 2016
Year of Youth 2018
The Year of Youth celebrates 10 years since World Youth Day was hosted in Sydney during 2008. It will focus on the theme, ‘Open New Horizons for Spreading Joy: Young People, Faith and Vocational Discernment’. The emphasis is on local discussion and dialogue in parishes, schools, youth groups and dioceses.
09 Dec 2016
Catholic Youth Festival 2017
One year to go to Australia’s biggest Catholic youth festival in Sydney.
06 Dec 2016
Australian sainthood push
A push to have a second Australian – doctor and humanitarian Sr Mary Glowrey – elevated to sainthood has moved a step forward.
06 Sep 2016
Social Justice Statement
'Australia must protect older people who are most vulnerable to hardship and who are at risk of feeling they are a burden on society," – Bishop Tarabay
18 Jul 2016
ACBC monitoring events
In advance of WYD 2016 in Kraków, the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference is closely following the violent events in France and Turkey.
04 Jul 2016
Archbishop Fisher: 'Same-sex marriage opponents not bigots'.
04 May 2016
50th World Communications Day
50th World Communications Day
Media release – 4 May 2016
Communicating the Power of Mercy
Celebrating the 50th World Communications Day, the Australian Catholic Media Council is launching a grassroots initiative by inviting each diocese to share local stories about ‘Communication and Mercy’.
This year, Pope Francis has chosen the theme ‘Communication and Mercy’ and invites us all to reflect on this relationship.
15 Sep 2015
Laudato Si’ video released
Catholic Earthcare Australia's video released today – Laudato Si’ – An urgent appeal for action.