Monday, May 23, 2011

AUSTRALIA: MAY MEETING OF BISHOPS REPORT


Image from the Bishops' plenary, photo supplied

CATH NEWS REPORT:

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has released a wrap-up of its Plenary meeting held earlier this month, outlining areas of discussion and focus during the gathering.


The bishops said they "remembered fondly but with deep sadness their brother Bishop Joseph Angelo Grech, who died suddenly late last year (December 28) of a blood disorder".

They also discussed "at length the retirement of Bishop William Morris of Toowoomba and the implications for the Australian Church", and issued a pastoral letter to the appointed Apostolic Administrator, Bishop Brian Finnigan.

Among other topics of discussion were pastoral responses to abortion, problem gambling, the Commonwealth review of funding for schooling, the acculturation of priests from abroad and the implementation of the new Missal.

Full details of the areas covered by the bishops can be found in their statement, linked below.

http://www.cathnews.com/article.aspx?aeid=26532

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