The Voice Referendum The Catholic Bishops of Australia propose the following principles: 1) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples have lived in this land for many thousands of years. Their custodianship, however, is not recognised in the Australian Constitution. This is an omission which needs to be rectified. A constitutionally enshrined Indigenous Voice to Parliament is proposed as a way to achieve this. The bishops …
ACBC Media Blog Bishops’ statement calls for ‘new engagement’ with First Peoples Australia’s Catholic bishops have called on the nation to seek “a new engagement” with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in their annual Social Justice Statement being launched today. Since the 1940s, the bishops have published annual statements that urge the Catholic community to reflect and act on …
Sri Lankan refugee and asylum seeker Neil Para today set out on his 1000 kilometre walk for freedom to raise awareness of the plight of refugees in Australia especially those with no visas or visas that don’t give them certainty for their future.
The Jubilee Year will be celebrated throughout 2025 via a calendar of special events, focusing on particular groups of people and specific themes. The theme for the 2025 Jubilee, chosen by Pope Francis, is “Pilgrims of Hope”.
We give thanks to God for the extraordinary life and ministry of Fr Terence Mahedy. It is with great sadness that the Diocese of Wagga Wagga announces the death of Fr Terence Mahedy, Parish Priest of Culcairn Parish and Administrator of Holbrook Parish. Fr Terence passed away on Thursday 3 August 2023 at Culcairn hospital, surrounded by his family. Please …
The Oceania response was drafted by a writing and discernment group, which synthesised reports from the four bishops conferences and the local Eastern Catholic Churches.
In a context of prayer and contemplation, the bishops reviewed and refined that document, which the FCBCO’s executive council recently approved and submitted to the Synod Secretariat in Rome.
Message of the Holy Father for Lent 2023:
Lenten Penance and the Synodal Journey
Lifting the Exemption: The diocese did not require us to attend Church during the pandemic as an extraordinary measure and for our safety and wellbeing. This exemption will no longer apply.
The Diocese of Wagga Wagga returns to normal pre-Covid practices.