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Bishops Opinion

Respond to violence and fear with prayer and peace: Archbishop Fisher

Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP called the stabbing of Assyrian Bishop Mar Mari Emmanuel and Fr Isaac Royel “shocking and has caused distress to many in the community”. Source: Crux.

Bishops Tragedy

Bishops offers prayers and condolences in wake of Bondi attack

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has offered its prayers and condolences in the wake of Saturday’s Bondi Junction attack. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

Bishops Europe

Church in Scotland shocked by sudden death bishop-designate 

The Church in Scotland is in shock at the sudden death of the new bishop-designate of Dunkeld just days before his ordination service. Source: The Tablet.

Bishops Human Dignity

Bishops commend document on human dignity for study and reflection 

Australia’s Catholic bishops have acknowledged the release of the document, Dignitas Infinita, and commended it for study and reflection. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

Bishops Easter

Light in a darkened world: Bishops release Easter messages

While war and crises rage in the world today, Christ is alive and present, bringing light and offering hope to troubled times. This is a common theme in the Easter messages of Australia’s Catholic bishops.

Bishops Religious Freedom

Archbishop Fisher warns role of religion under attack

Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP has warned the ability of Australians to “gather, speak freely, pray together and undertake works of service for others” is being reduced “slice by slice”, as he calls on political leaders to protect religious freedoms. Source: The Australian.

Bishops Funeral

Much-loved humble pastor and ‘man of encounter’ farewelled

Archbishop Francis Carroll was remembered as a man with enormous capacity for the encounter of friendship at the Pontifical Requiem Mass held at St Christopher’s Cathedral yesterday. Source: Catholic Voice.

Bishops New South Wales Wellbeing

NSW budgets to measure wellbeing, not just dollars and cents

The New South Wales Government will change the state budget to take account of citizens’ wellbeing in addition to traditional economic indicators such as growth, employment and deficits. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.

Bishops Tributes

‘Catholic leader of immense stature’: Archbishop Carroll dies at 93

Archbishop Francis Carroll, who served as Bishop of Wagga Wagga and Archbishop of Canberra and Goulburn during almost 70 years of priestly service, died yesterday in Wagga Wagga, aged 93.