The Fifth Plenary Council of Australia and the global Synod on Synodality were key discussion points for Australian Catholic Bishops Conference President and Perth Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB and Pope Francis when they meet this week.
Perth Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB made history this week when he was elected the new President of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference.
He is the first president of the Bishops Conference from Western Australia and, as a priest of the Salesians of Don Bosco, the first member of a religious order to be elected president.
It has been ten years since Perth Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB assumed the role of Archbishop of Perth, witnessed by more than 1500 people who flocked at St Mary’s Cathedral Perth on 20 February 2012. By Amanda Murthy.
Perth’s Filipino community came together this Christmas for Simbang Gabi, the traditional nine-day Advent novena celebrated in the Philippines. They were joined by Archbishop Costelloe SDB at Good Shepherd Parish, Lockridge, on Thursday, 16 December, for the first of the ‘Night Masses’ to honor and exalt the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Holy Catholic Church.
The curent Voluntary Assisted Dying debate has created a
new world order for Western Australia. On 23 June, Archbishop Timothy Costelloe published a four page
Pastoral Letter in which he expressed his thoughts
and concerns regarding the new legislation.
Perth Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB has spoken about the planning and preparation of the upcoming Plenary Council during an address to members of the Catenian Association.
“What an incredible privilege this is, and what an enormous responsibility it is,” said Perth Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB to more than 600 Catholic Education WA educators on 28 January at St Mary’s Cathedral. Opening his homily by reflecting on St Matthew’s Gospel, Archbishop Costelloe reminded the educators of their tasks and responsibility that God has entrusted to them. By Theresia Titus
Perth Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB spoke about grace at the 31st Annual Flame Ministries Congress on Friday 15 January at John XXIII College, Nt Claremont. In his speech, Archbishop Costelloe deeply emphasised and scrutinised the concept of grace through the parables of the prodigal son and the lost sheep. Photo: Richard Cooke ©.