Launched in February 2019, the “See Me. Know Me.” campaign has undoubtedly “hit a nerve” among a community of people who can feel marginalised even in their own family.
The Catholic Church in Australia is dedicating the month of November as a time to pray for those affected by crippling drought conditions and to pray for the gift of rain.
The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC) President Archbishop Mark Coleridge said it would be “naïve” to ignore the role the child sexual abuse crisis has played in a slight drop in recent Mass attendance figures.
Auxiliary Bishop Don Sproxton has last weekend recalled his experience of baptising a premature baby, which helped him realise how life itself is about always looking for success, always looking for a moment when it will be able to move to that next stage.
While people were still sharing their stories of faith and of God with the Plenary Council last night and the final numbers won’t be known for a couple of weeks, the Listening and Dialogue stage is considered a “landmark moment” for the Catholic Church in Australia.
Australian Catholic Bishops Conference President Archbishop Denis Hart and Vice President Archbishop Mark Coleridge recently met with Vatican officials to discuss the crises facing the Church in Australia. The meeting on 5 October included discussion on the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and the relationship between the Church and society. With CNS and The Catholic Leader.
Better to take the risk of carrying the freshness of the Gospel to others than to be a “museum Christian” afraid of change, Pope Francis told Serra International during an audience with its members in Rome.