The 1983 declaration states that Catholics enrolled in Masonic associations “are in a state of grave sin and may not receive Holy Communion.”
Auxiliary Bishop Don Sproxton has given thanks for the priests and clergy, who while no longer in active ministry, continue to be engaged with the Perth Catholic community for whom they were ordained to serve.
Applicants need not be academics or have an academic background – they do need to have a passion to know and further their understanding of the scriptures and to help others with that knowledge.
Perth parishes are set to become host to the relics of one of the world’s most revered saints.
Among the revered sites to host the statue are St Mary’s Cathedral Perth, Kelmscott Parish Good Shepherd Church, Fremantle Parish St Patrick’s Basilica, Lockridge Parish Good Shepherd Church, and Banksia Grove Parish John Paul II Church.
Jesuit Fr Frank Brennan SJ has recently talked about the impending decision and vote of the Voice; the referendum to decide to change the Australian constitution to recognise our First Nations People.
“We must strive to listen to community leaders who know what is good for their communities just as those of us who are not Indigenous know what is good for ourselves and our loved ones,” writes Fr Frank.
A new study about Catholics in Australia and what they believe is being led by Professor Stephen Bullivant from the University of Notre Dame Australia and St Mary’s University, Twickenham, UK and Dr Philippa Martyr from the University of Western Australia.