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Week 4

  • EXCLUSIVE: New legislation ignores recommendations, carries no guarantee, says Archbishop Costelloe

    In a Pastoral Letter published Thursday 21 October, Perth Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB has said the confessional experience is a personal encounter between that person and Christ.

    Following the passing of legislation by the Western Australian State Parliament this week to remove civil law protections to the confidentiality of the seal of confession, Archbishop Costelloe has explained that the decision not only potentially criminalises fidelity to an essential dimension of the practice of the Catholic faith by priests, but also carries with it no guarantee that any child will be better protected from abuse because of the new legislation.

  • Sisters of St John of God celebrated for 150 years care for sick and poor

    The congregation of the Sisters of St John of God were honoured by the Western Australian Bishops, stakeholders, and peers who gathered on 14 October to celebrate the past 150 years of the Congregations presence which began in Wexford, Ireland on 7 October 1871.

  • SYNOD 2021 – 2023: Local consultation opens for global Synod of Bishops

    Catholics across the world are now being invited to join local consultations about their experience of synodality within the Church as part of a two-year journey towards the next international Synod of Bishops, set for October 2023.