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

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Christians are the most persecuted religious group in the world, Catholic bishops have told a Parliamentary inquiry.

21 Mar 2017

Vale Fr Paul Gardiner SJ

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Australian Catholics are honouring the life and work of Fr Paul Gardiner SJ, who died on Saturday aged 93 – Australian Jesuits.

07 Mar 2017

ACYF 2017


Australian Catholic Youth Festival 2017 – what, where, when, want to get involved? Here are the details.

07 Mar 2017

Fr Timoner in Adelaide

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Project Compassion breaking poverty cycle in Philippines.

06 Mar 2017

Daily check in


Consult the Bible like your mobile phone – Pope Francis

01 Mar 2017

Bishop Long's Lenten message

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'... 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

TJHC e-newsletter


Catch up with the latest news and helpful links to Royal Commission updates, transcripts and more.

24 Feb 2017

ACBC Media Release

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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

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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

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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

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D8 commenced with a panel discussion on the professional support and supervision of priests and clergy.

16 Feb 2017

New guidelines


Australian bishops launch guidelines for celebrating the sacraments with people with disability.

15 Feb 2017

Day 7 – Royal Commission

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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

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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

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Statement from Francis Sullivan, CEO of the Truth Justice and Healing Council.

03 Feb 2017

Letter from Archbishop Hart

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Archbishop Denis Hart's letter re the final hearing of the Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse commencing Feb 6.

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

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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

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One year to go to Australia’s biggest Catholic youth festival in Sydney.

06 Dec 2016

Australian sainthood push

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A push to have a second Australian – doctor and humanita­rian Sr Mary Glowrey – elevated to sainthood has moved a step forward.

21 Nov 2016

Marking the historic visit

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Church celebrates 30th anniversary of Saint John Paul II’s visit to Alice Springs.

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

Marriage plebiscite

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Archbishop Fisher: 'Same-sex marriage opponents not bigots'.

31 May 2016

Voice for the voiceless

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A statement by the Catholic Bishops of Australia on the election.

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

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Catholic Earthcare Australia's video released today – Laudato Si’ – An urgent appeal for action.




16 Aug 2015

Report on children's safety

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'Taking Us Seriously: Children and young people talk about safety and institutional responses to their safety concerns' report being launched today.




15 Jul 2015

The Francis Effect – book II


Three Australian Catholic agencies will jointly release a book that analyses key themes of Pope Francis' new encyclical.



19 Jun 2015

ACBC: Encyclical calls for new dialogue about future of planet

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Pope Francis has challenged "every person living on this planet" to enter into a new dialogue toward building a better future in his encyclical letter Laudato Si’, released overnight in Rome, say Australia's Bishops.

In dialogue with all people about our common home, the encyclical challenges us to ask "how anyone can claim to be building a better future without thinking of the environmental crisis and the sufferings of the excluded."