The Record Magazine Issue 38 – December 2022

16 Jan 2023

By Jamie O'Brien

Perth Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB greets Pope Francis in September 2022. The Record Magazine Issue 38. Photo: CNS. Artwork: Michelle Tan.

Welcome to Issue 38 of The Record Magazine.

Firstly, we feature a special interview with Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB and America Magazine journalist, Gerard O’Connell, who tells of Archbishop Costelloe’s words to Pope Francis, “The church in Australia is alive!”

We feature a special article on the 80th anniversary of St Charles Seminary and how the occasion was marked with a special sundowner on Friday 4 November – the feast of St Charles Borromeo – which was attended by past and present students and special guests.

We convey the sentiments expressed by Perth Auxiliary Bishop Don Sproxton to the new Catechists of the Archdiocese at their Commissioning Eucharist held on 20 October 2022, as well the experience of Aboriginal Catholic Ministry Director Donella Brown following the 2022 National Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council (NATSICC) Assembly in Townsville.

We also speak with 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.

From all of us here at the Archdiocesan Communications Office, we wish you a blessed Christmas and New Year.

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