Australian Catholic Bishops Conference President and Perth Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB has this week issued a statement on the Vatican investigation into Broome Emeritus Bishop Christopher Saunders.
The Diocese of Broome community have recently come together in two special celebrations to mark the anniversary of Missa Kimberley and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday.
In his 2023 Easter Message for the Diocese of Geraldton and Broome, Bishop Michael Morrissey says he has seen people’s faith, joy, hope and deep connection with their risen Lord, despite circumstances and situations often challenging, with no easy answers.
In this season, we find there’s much to ponder about the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem, writes Broome Administrator and Geraldton Bishop Michael Morrissey in his 2022 Christmas Message.
Thoughts around ‘Why did Mary, heavily pregnant, and Joseph, have to travel to Bethlehem at such a difficult time?’ or ‘Why did no one seem to care about their situation and plight when they reached Bethlehem?’
Bishop Saunders stood aside as Bishop of Broome in March 2020 after media reports that Western Australia Police had begun an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct.
The Holy See has now initiated a canonical investigation.
The Diocese of Broome has this week issued an urgent call to Perth Catholics to volunteer in various towns across the diocese.
The Diocese of Broome provides essential services to a number of Aboriginal communities, but due to COVID-19 border restrictions, interstate volunteers are unable to enter Western Australia.