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Bishops Synod

It’s superstitious to pin everything on the Holy Spirit: Archbishop Fisher

Catholics must be careful about “blaming everything on the Holy Spirit” during the Synod on Synodality, Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP has said in an interview. Source: CNA.

Bishops Priesthood

New Zealand priests told to be ready for journey into the unknown

New Zealand’s Catholic priests have been told by Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge to fasten their seatbelts for a journey of change from which there is no going back. Source: NZ Catholic.

Bishops Synod

Bishop Randazzo: Conversion can be achieved through Christ

Personal and communal conversion is possible when a pastoral mission begins and ends with Jesus Christ, Broken Bay Bishop Anthony Randazzo told fellow participants in the Synod on Synodality on Monday. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

Bishops First Nations

Bishops advocate ‘Yes’ vote in Voice referendum

Two of Australia’s Catholic bishops have this week publicly endorsed the Yes vote in the upcoming Indigenous Voice to Parliament referendum, issuing pastoral letters to their dioceses explaining their reasoning.

Bishops Opinion Synod

Pope promotes ‘safe space’ for Synod participants

Later this week, I will be one of 15 Australians and hundreds of people from around the world heading to Rome for the first assembly of what has become known as the “Synod on Synodality”, writes Sandhurst Bishop Shane Mackinlay. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

Bishops Holy Land

Archbishop Pizzaballa will be first resident cardinal in Jerusalem

Cardinal-designate Pierbattista Pizzaballa says his elevation to the rank of cardinal means the Mother Church of Jerusalem has acquired a voice in the life of the Church. Source: OSV News.

Bishops First Nations

Bishops say issues surrounding Voice are ‘moral, political and ethical’

Australia’s Catholic bishops say the issues surrounding the proposed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice “are not just political”, but are also “moral and ethical”, in a statement ahead of next month’s referendum. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

Bishops First Nations Social Justice

Bishops’ statement calls for ‘new engagement’ with First Peoples

Australia’s Catholic bishops have called on the nation to seek “a new engagement” with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in their annual Social Justice Statement being launched today. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

Bishops Ukraine

Australian bishops make pastoral visit to war-torn Ukraine

An Australian Catholic Bishops Conference delegation has spent four days in Ukraine in an expression of pastoral solidarity with the country’s people, responding to an invitation from the head of the Ukrainian Church in Australia. Source: ACBC Media Blog.