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Archbishop Fisher sees ‘anti-life agenda’ in Calvary takeover bid

Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP has criticised the planned takeover of Canberra’s Calvary Public Hospital, accusing the ACT Government of an “extreme land-and-assets grab” in an attempt to implement an “anti-life agenda”. Source: The Australian.

Bishops First Nations

Bishops encourage Catholics to read and discuss Uluru Statement 

As a vote on an Indigenous Voice to Parliament nears, Australia’s bishops have encouraged Catholics to read and discuss the Uluru Statement from the Heart – the document from which the Voice proposal emerged.

Bishops First Nations

Church leaders engage with First Nations culture in Sydney meeting

Australia’s bishops and leaders of more than 30 religious institutes gathered in North Sydney on Saturday to pray together, reflect on their ministry and discuss issues of mutual relevance. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

Bishops Eastern Rite

Maronite Eparchy hosts bishops for golden jubilee Mass

More than 30 bishops concelebrated Mass at Our Lady of Lebanon Co-Cathedral on Sunday, taking part in ongoing celebrations for the 50th jubilee of the Maronite Eparchy in Australia. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

Bishops Poverty

Bishops tell Senate inquiry needs of the vulnerable must come first

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has told parliamentarians that they should place the needs of vulnerable people at the centre of the country’s culture and politics. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

Bishops In The Dioceses

Bishop Michael Kennedy installed as Bishop of Maitland-Newcastle 

Bishop Michael Kennedy was installed as the ninth Bishop of Maitland-Newcastle in a liturgical reception at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hamilton, on Friday.

Bishops Youth

Mary helps us to be the best disciples of Jesus: Archbishop Costelloe

Perth Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB has told a gathering of British youth that the Church needs their energy, enthusiasm, restlessness and idealism. Source: The Record.

Bishops Environment Oceania

Oceania bishops call for ‘deeper ecological conversion’

The Federation of Catholic Bishops Conferences of Oceania has released a statement focused on the oceans, which speaks of the need for “deeper ecological conversion” and to embrace “the challenge of integral ecology”. 

Bishops Oceania Synod

Bishops carry shared mission home from Oceania assembly

The Catholic bishops of Oceania have concluded their week-long gathering in Fiji with a missioning Mass, being encouraged to respond to the hopes and challenges they shared with hearts of mission and service.