The Record Magazine Issue 37 (September 2022)

01 Nov 2022

By Jamie O'Brien

Welcome to Issue 37 of The Record Magazine.

Our thanks to our sponsor, The University of Notre Dame Australia for their ongoing support.

This issue features Archbishop Costelloe’s Plenary Council Pastoral Letter, published 27 July, as well as the Concluding Statement.

We have a special report on Ethiopian Cardinal Berhaneyesus Souraphiel, who shares how lives are being changed in Ethiopia through the Catholic Church and the support of Catholics in Australia.

We feature the story of Applecross Parish’s 70th anniversary, as well as the 2022 Mandorla Art Award. In our report of the 2022 Social Justice Statement, Respect: Confronting Violence and Abuse, Perth Auxiliary Bishop Don Sproxton echoes the words of Pope Francis.

We also congratulate Waroona Principal Michael O’Dwyer, who was named as one of the nation’s top educators, winning an award as the non-government Primary School Principal of the Year.

And finally, we celebrate the life of Perth priest Fr Maurce Toop, who will be remembered fondly for his dedication to serving our indigenous brothers and sisters following his passing on 13 August 2022.

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