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Plenary Council assembly

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Council members begin work of communal discernment

The first “spiritual conversations” of the Fifth Plenary Council of Australia covered a broad range of thoughts and topics from Baptism being the place for fundamental conversion to the need for the Church to tend to its past and current failures.

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Archbishop Mark Coleridge signing the convocation for the Plenary Council at St Stephen’s Chapel, Brisbane, on Pentecost this year, with a statue carving of St Mary MacKillop in the background. Picture: Brisbane Archdiocese
Opinion

Why a Plenary Council?

There have been times when I wondered if we would ever make it. But after all the delays and changes of plan, we have come at last to the first assembly of the Plenary Council, which has quite a pre-history.

People

On the road to the Plenary assembly

Prayer and her belief that the Holy Spirit is guiding the process is helping Kiara Ryan prepare for her participation in October’s Plenary Council assembly – that and everything she will learn while on the road with her family in the coming months.