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Zooming in on Church reform

Catholics from reform groups across Australia and New Zealand met via Zoom last month to discuss the Plenary Council and Church governance.

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Aboriginal Catholics leading the way

With more than 130,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholics in Australia, listening to the voice of the youngest and fastest growing group of people in the Church is vital, says respected South Australian elder and leader John Lochowiak.


Listening and Dialogue phase nears end

With just three weeks to go until the close of the Listening and Dialogue phase, the Plenary Council is expecting a flood of responses from people across the country.


Getting a true picture of Church

At a time when many would say the Catholic Church is on the decline, it is interesting to note that the latest Census statistics show that the Catholic population in Australia has increased from 4.8 million to nearly 5.3 million over the past 10 years.


Pope approves Australian Plenary Council

Pope Francis has given his approval for the Australian Catholic Church to hold a Plenary Council – the most significant national gathering to be held in the country in more than 80 years.