In a statement released today as President of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, Perth Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB said it was with great sadness that he learned of the unexpected death of Cardinal George Pell in Rome on Tuesday evening (Rome time).
Archbishop Costelloe continued by emphasising that Cardinal Pell’s impact on the life of the Church in Australia and around the world will continue to be felt for many years.
The Poverty In Australia 2022 report by the Australian Council of Social Service and UNSW Sydney, shows that 16.6 per cent of Australian children (or 761,000 kids) lived in poverty in the 2019/2020 financial year.
This was just one of the facts surrounding Child Poverty presented by Centrecare Inc Director and Valuing Children Initiative Co-Founder, Adj. Prof. Tony Pietropiccolo AM who was recently a keynote speaker at the Anti-Poverty Week 2022 Symposium.
Australian Catholic Bishops Conference President and Perth Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB has this week reflected on a pair of firsts – becoming the first bishop of a West Australian diocese elected President and the first member of a religious order.
In an interview with the Australian Catholic Bishops Communications platform, Media Blog, Team, Archbishop Costelloe admitted he was “surprised and somewhat daunted” when he was elected President of the Conference in May.
Catholics have been challenged at a special Mass at the dawn of National Volunteer Week to embrace the fullness of the faith by loving others in concrete ways. The Mass, celebrated by Bishop Don Sproxton, also celebrated the good works of countless volunteers throughout the Archdiocese of Perth.
In a special interview during his recent visit to Perth and Western Australia, Ukrainian Catholic Church in Australia Bishop Mykola Bychok speaks with The Record Editor Jamie O’Brien about his own experience growing up in Ukraine, becoming a bishop during a pandemic, as well as the current crises facing Ukraine.
As Christians, one of our instinctive, and very sound, responses, is to turn to God in prayer. We are disciples of the one who told us to ask, to seek and to knock, believing that in doing so God would respond (cf Matt 7:7). We have been, are, and will continue to be people of prayer for the needs of our world, whether that world be our family, our neighborhood, our fellow Australians or people we have never met on the other side of the world.
Catholic Education Western Australia is made up of 158 Catholic schools in Western Australia, educating more than 74,000 students, not just in metropolitan areas but in some of the most remote places in the State.
What’s more is that those numbers place CEWA as one of the largest employers in Western Australia, alongside household names in the mining sector and other
well-known large retail groups.
Perth theologian Professor Matthew Ogilvie writes that secular universities are filled with people searching for truth.
However, a lack of faith in the fount of all truth and lacking confidence, they resort to cancelling.
Saint John Paul II, writes Professor Ogilvie, did not tell us to preserve truth by suppressing challenges but by pursuing a higher truth.
New Migrant Wallace Mwapamba says that the support provided by Centacare Employment and Training has enabled him to add value to someone’s life – something you can never put a price on.
Wallace enrolled in Centacare’s Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) course in early 2021.
Ukrainian Parish Priest Fr Ihor Holovko spoke of the deep sadness of his people and the horror which is being visited upon them during Ash Wednesday Mass at St Mary’s Cathedral.
Hundreds gathered for a community prayer service on Sunday 6 March, led by the Ukrainian Association of WA Inc and Archbishop Costelloe composed a prayer, encouraging Perth Catholics to pray for peace.