Recent Addresses and Pastoral Letters

Victorian Bishops respond to latest Voluntary Assisted Dying Report Victorian Bishops respond to latest Voluntary Assisted Dying Report

Victorian Bishops respond to latest Voluntary Assisted Dying Report

Wednesday 2 September 2020

Communications Office  MEDIA STATEMENT: On behalf of the Catholic Bishops in Victoria, on the release of the Voluntary Assisted Dying Review BoardReport of Operation January – June 2020“The latest report from the Voluntary Assisted Dying Review Board is not a celebration of good healthcare, but a sad story of the loss of hope and care for vulnerable people. The report is notable mostly for what it does not address: mental health, the proportion of patients who died alone, and the number of patients who were able to receive a comprehensive palliative care...

'Doers of the Word': Video message from Archbishop Peter A Comensoli

Saturday 1 August 2020

Archbishop Peter A Comensoli
 
'We're called to be doers of the Word.' In his latest message to the faithful, Archbishop Peter A Comensoli asks us to reflect on how we might put into action God's Word in our own lives. Archbishop Comensoli also offers his prayers for all those affected by the coronavirus, particularly those in our community who have lost their lives and the families who now grieve for them. 

'Revealers of Jesus': Video message from Archbishop Peter A Comensoli

Monday 27 July 2020

Archbishop Peter A Comensoli
 
How might we be “revealers of Jesus” during this time of pandemic? In his latest video message, Archbishop Peter A Comensoli encourages the community to draw strength from Jesus, whose vulnerability on the cross revealed to the world the depths of His love. Let us take our fragility and bring it to the foot of the Cross, offering it up to Jesus and seeing in Him a way to live through these challenging times.

Light in the midst of darkness: A message from Archbishop Peter A Comensoli

Wednesday 15 July 2020

Communications Office

Archbishop Peter A Comensoli has recorded a message for the faithful, encouraging us to continue to pray for and support one another during this difficult time. Despite the challenges of returning to stage 3 restrictions, Archbishop Comensoli says he's been encouraged by 'light in the midst of darkness' – such as the work done by the Flemington Kensington Parish to support locals affected by the hard lockdown of apartment towers.
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