The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has today agreed that it will release its formal response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse by the end of the month.
Thousands of people from across Australia have taken time in the two months since the Plenary Council 2020 officially launched at Pentecost to consider the future of the Catholic Church.
Growing up in Brooklyn, New York, Gail Worcelo spent many hours with her Polish grandmother tending the Morning Glory plant growing on the fire escape of their second floor apartment.
When the announcement was made by Pope Francis that Adelaide’s very own Father Charles Gauci was to be the next Bishop of Darwin, it was a welcome relief to have some good news to spread.
Not everyone meets a saint in their lifetime, let alone two, but Bishop Elect of Darwin and much-loved Adelaide priest Father Charles Gauci can claim just that and more, as Jenny Brinkworth discovered when she spoke to him ahead of his ordination in Darwin next month.
St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral is not the warmest place to be on a cold winter’s night but that doesn’t stop about 60 devout Catholics turning up each week for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.