The Legacy of Mary MacKillop in Canberra By Alison Weeks In the middle of a Canberra winter two months ago, CatholicCare did a wonderful thing, it opened a residence for women who are homeless – and their children. And this is not just another shelter, this is a strategy – to ensure that the women … Continue reading Now she is safe … Now she can breathe.
Following a review of the finances of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, the Bishops recently implemented changes to the Conference’s structure that will affect some offices, some staff and some of the Councils that advise the Bishops on specific parts of Church life. Redundancies and the cessation or amalgamation of Councils have regrettably affected all … Continue reading Changes at the Bishops Conference
By John Warhurst. This article was first published in Eureka Street and is shared here for your interest. Discussion of church life in Australia is incomplete without consideration of who speaks for the church at the national level. The answer to the question 'Who presides over the Catholic church in Australia?' is more complicated than … Continue reading Who speaks for the Catholic church?
Tracy McEwan and Kathleen McPhillips This article was first published in The Conversation and is shared here for your interest. Indeed, each generation of Catholic women in Australia is less likely than the previous one to attend church and participate in parish life. There are a number of reasons for this decline, one of which … Continue reading Denied full participation, Catholic women mobilise for change