Newly appointed Maitland-Newcastle Bishop Kennedy said he accepts his new appointment “willingly and heartily … knowing that like all new endeavours, it will hold both joys and challenges”.
Much is known about the former Archbishops of Perth, but many Perth Catholics may not have heard about Auxiliary Bishop John Rafferty, who served the Archdiocese from 1955 until his sudden passing in 1962.
Divine Word priest Fr Tim Norton will become an Auxiliary Bishop in the Archdiocese of Brisbane. Fr Norton, who is currently in ministry in Italy, will early next year join Auxiliary Bishop Ken Howell in supporting Archbishop Mark Coleridge in serving the Catholics of Brisbane Archdiocese.
Our first member profile is of course, our own Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB.
Educated at St Peter’s Parish Primary School, East Bentleigh and at Salesian College, Chadstone, from where he graduated in 1971.
In 1985, Archbishop Costelloe made his Final Profession as a Salesian of Don Bosco and was ordained to the priesthood by Archbishop Sir Frank Little on 25 October 1986.
There are many aspects of the Christmas story that we will reflect upon as we approach this joyous festival, writes Auxiliary Bishop Don Sproxton.
“One is how Mary and Joseph looked desperately for a place to stay in Bethlehem. A kindness was shown to them when they were allowed to use a shelter that would have been used by shepherds, possibly not much more than a small cavern in the ground, where men and animals would find protection through the night.”
As we journey towards Christmas 2020, many people will not be able to follow their usual plans for Christmas, writes Geraldton Bishop Michael Morrissey in his 2020 Christmas Message.
Sadly, the Christmas peace the angels sang of when Jesus was born is hard to see in Australian society today. So many seem troubled, angry, alienated and confused in their lives.
Catholic School Parents Western Australia (CSPWA) acknowledged five categories of individuals, groups, and a parish, in appreciation of their significant contribution to work collaboratively with their schools and parishes to provide a Catholic education to help all children reach their full potential.