The Final Word

Social justice and the Gospel

Friday 26 September 2014

EACH year the Catholic Church in Australia observes Social Justice Sunday. This is a tradition that began in 1940 when the Australian Catholic Bishops released the first Social Justice Statement.

We triumph in the Cross

Friday 19 September 2014
THE Feast known as ‘the Exaltation of the Holy Cross’ in the new English Missal is celebrated each year on 14 September. It has an interesting history.

Towards a better world

Thursday 28 August 2014
THIS year, we celebrate the 100th World Day of Migrants and Refugees and Pope Francis has named its theme as ‘Towards a Better World’. 

Expectations and realities: the Extraordinary Synod on the Family

Monday 18 August 2014
FROM 5 to 19 October, I will be in Rome in my role as president of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference in order to attend an event known officially as the III Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the topic ‘The Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelisation’.