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In The Dioceses Safeguarding

Key safeguarding requirements being met in Maitland-Newcastle

A safeguarding audit report of the Maitland-Newcastle Diocese published today by Australian Catholic Safeguarding Ltd has found the diocese is meeting key safeguarding requirements.

In The Dioceses Social Services

CatholicCare steps up to meet growing demand for help in regional NSW

CatholicCare Wilcannia-Forbes delivered more hours of support and assisted more clients in 2022-23 as natural disasters and rising financial stress caused strong demand for social services in the regional New South Wales diocese.

In The Dioceses Liturgy

‘In faith, you are not alone’

The Rite of Election was held in cathedrals across Australia on the first Sunday of Lent, an important step for those participating in the Rite of Christian Initiation and preparing to be received into the Catholic Church at Easter.

In The Dioceses Parish Life

Four parishes become ‘one community’

In a new approach for the Canberra-Goulburn Archdiocese, four of the national capital’s inner north parishes have come together under a new banner – the “Canberra Inner North Catholic Community”. Source: Catholic Voice.

Employment In The Dioceses

Archbishop Costelloe apologises for underpayment of staff

The Perth Archdiocese has admitted to underpaying more than 100 staff by more than $1.6 million over six years. Source: The West Australian.

In The Dioceses Lecture

Czech theologian says concept of the Church should be broadened

Czech theologian, philosopher and priest Msgr Tomáš Halík says we need to broaden the concept of Church and to provide spaces for people to ask questions. Source: Catholic Outlook.

In The Dioceses

Maintenance work on heritage fence to require removal of ribbons

Ribbons tied to the fence at St Patrick’s Cathedral in Ballarat as a symbol of support for abuse victims will need to be removed so the Ballarat Diocese can conduct maintenance work on the cast-iron fence. 

For The Diary In The Dioceses

Divine Mercy expert to speak at retreat day and healing service

An internationally renowned speaker and expert in the Divine Mercy devotion is visiting Australia this month to offer a retreat day and healing service in the Broken Bay Diocese.

Education In The Dioceses

Archdiocese adopts new method of governance of Catholic Education

The Canberra-Goulburn Archdiocese will change the governance of Catholic Education to better support the Church’s mission in education and further enhance regulatory compliance and transparency. Source: Catholic Voice.