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Australian bishops apologize for Church’s failure in sex abuse crisis

Sydney, Australia, Feb 6, 2017 / 10:32 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Days before Australia’s Royal Commission on institutional sex abuse begins their final hearing into the Church’s response to their abuse crisis, the country’s bishops have issued several statements expressing sorrow for past failures, and committing to do […]

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Australian bishop affirms innocence amid charges of concealing abuse

Adelaide, Australia, Mar 18, 2015 / 01:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- An Australian bishop is strongly denying accusations that he concealed a serious sexual abuse offense allegedly disclosed to him in the 1970s. Last year, Archbishop Philip Wilson of Adelaide was notified by police that he had been […]

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Australian bishop entrusts diocese to Mary, Star of the Sea at Installation

Pennant Hills, Australia, Dec 13, 2014 / 01:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- During the homily at his Mass of Installation as Bishop of Broken Bay on Friday, Peter Comensoli entrusted both the diocese and his ministry to Our Lady Star of the Sea, and centered on the proclamation […]

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Australian Catholic migrant office slams new asylum seekers law

Canberra, Australia, Dec 10, 2014 / 04:06 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Australian bishops' office for migrants and refugees has termed “unethical” legislation signed into law last week that gives the national government unprecedented powers to deal toughly with asylum seekers. The Migration and Maritime Powers Legislation Amendment […]

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Newly appointed Australian bishop joins himself to his peoples’ joys, griefs

Pennant Hills, Australia, Dec 1, 2014 / 08:07 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Bishop Peter Comensoli, a former auxiliary of the Sydney archdiocese, has been appointed Bishop of Broken Bay and said he is both humbled and excited at the prospect of shepherding his new local Church. “I am […]

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Australian bishops welcome new head of pastoral life commission

Canberra, Australia, Nov 4, 2014 / 12:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Australian bishops' conference has welcomed Alison Burt as the new leadership steering the national Bishops Commission for Pastoral Life in their nation. According to a recent statement, Burt was appointed executive secretary of the Bishops Commission […]

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Australian conference seeks to strengthen parish life

Australian conference seeks to strengthen parish life

Sydney, Australia, Aug 28, 2014 / 06:25 pm (CNA).- A national New Evangelization conference in Australia last week worked to reinforce parishes as faith communities actively seeking to grow in discipleship. “It is essential for the parish to re-orient toward reaching those who are not active in […]

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Adelaide to host Australian Catholic Youth Festival 2015

Adelaide to host Australian Catholic Youth Festival 2015

Adelaide, Australia, Aug 28, 2014 / 12:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Australian bishops have announced that next year's national Catholic youth festival will be held in Adelaide, the capital of the state of South Australia. “I am proud that we are able to host the Festival in […]

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