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Formation Priesthood

International conference explores ongoing formation of priests

What helps our priests express the Good News effectively throughout their lifelong ministry? Twelve representatives from Australia recently joined a global conference in Rome to explore this topic. Source: The Bridge.

Formation In The Dioceses

New document on formation ‘for all Catholics, not just select few’

A new document aims to foster the faith of all people of God in the Archdiocese of Adelaide. Source: The Southern Cross. 

Formation Priesthood United States

US seminary starts preparatory year program for priest candidates

A United States seminary has launched a yearlong program to better introduce Catholic men studying for the priesthood to the basics of faith formation, spiritual direction and service to the local community. Source: NCR Online.

Formation Religious

CRA develops resource to guide formation of religious for ministry

Catholic Religious Australia has launched a new edition of a national resource to support religious institutes in developing their formation practices and processes. 

Education Formation

Conference explores formation in Catholic education

The University of Notre Dame Australia and Catholic Education Western Australia joined forces to host the “Formation as the Foundation” conference, exploring the pivotal role of formation in Catholic education. 

Formation Spirituality

Spiritual directors helping people ‘pay attention’ to God in their lives

A growing number of people are being formed to become spiritual directors, with Australian Catholic University now offering their courses online, making them even more widely available.

Formation Leadership

Leadership formation crucial to staying ‘on mission’

Executive leaders of Catholic organisations and ministries could strengthen the culture of their workforce by taking advantage of leadership and mission formation opportunities, according to ACU Associate Professor Fr Jamie Calder SJ. Source: ACU.


Women’s groups join forces with eye to the future

While many faith-based groups and activities struggled to stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic, one group was exploring ways to grow and enrich its offerings. Source: The Bridge.

Education Formation

Opus Dei study centre lodges plans to expand

An Opus Dei study centre in northwest Sydney is looking to expand as the reach and popularity of the Catholic group grows. Source: Hills Shire Times.