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Appointment Health

Catholic Health Australia appoints new CEO

Catholic Health Australia has appointed Jason Kara as its new chief executive officer to steer the peak advocacy body at a “critical time for the care sector” in Australia.

Appointment Education

Catholic Education Sandhurst names new executive director

Catholic Education Sandhurst has appointed Kate Fogarty, current principal of Assumption College in Kilmore, as its new executive director.

Appointment Liturgy

Liturgical expert joins Bishops Conference as executive secretary

Jason McFarland, who has worked in the field of liturgy for more than two decades, has commenced as executive secretary to the Bishops Commission for Liturgy, also serving as director of the National Office for Liturgy. Source: ACBC Media Blog.


Martin Teulan appointed to key Association of Ministerial Public Juridic Persons role

Martin Teulan has been appointed executive director of the Association of Ministerial Public Juridic Persons.


New executive secretary will support two bishops commissions

Greg Baynie, who brings extensive experience from a range of Church settings, has been appointed to an executive secretary role to support the work of the country’s bishops across two episcopal commissions. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

Appointment Vatican

Pope’s personal theologian to lead Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith

Pope Francis has named Archbishop Víctor Manuel Fernández, his longtime personal theologian and ghostwriter, to lead the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith. Source: CNA.


Australian appointed to Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences

University of Notre Dame Australia research academic Tracey Rowland has been appointed to the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, becoming the second Australian to receive the honour.

Appointment Education

Queensland bishops go west to find new head of state education

Allan Blagaich, an education leader from Western Australia, has been named the next Queensland Catholic Education Commission executive director by the Bishops of Queensland. Source: The Catholic Leader.


Fr Chris de Souza named general secretary of Bishops Conference

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has appointed Fr Chris de Souza, currently serving as one of two vicars general in the Diocese of Parramatta, as its new general secretary. Source: ACBC Media Blog.