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FaithFaith and Reason
Francis SullivanJohn Warhurst
A gathering of 277 bishops, clergy, religious and lay people in Australia has just completed four years of consultations, discernment and drafting ideas at its second and final assembly. What did we learn from their efforts?
FaithNews
Marilyn Rodrigues, Catholic News Service
Francine Pirola, co-director of the Sydney-based Marriage Resource Center, said the council had produced a “vastly improved” revision of the section of the document on women, which had been the focus of a major disruption July 6.
Archbishop Timothy Costelloe of Perth speaks at the Second Assembly of the Plenary Council of the Australian Catholic church in Sydney July 6, 2022. The meeting was disrupted July 6 after more than 60 of the 277 members staged a protest over issues regarding women in the church, including the defeat of a motion to formalize support for the ordination of women as deacons. (CNS photo/Fiona Basile)
FaithNews
Marilyn Rodrigues, Catholic News Service
The agenda for the Second Assembly of Australia’s Plenary Council was disrupted July 6 after more than 60 of the 277 members staged a protest over issues regarding women in the church.
Composite photo CNS/Cindy Wooden/Paul Haring
Politics & SocietyVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
The Australian government’s international financial watchdog, Austrac, said it overestimated bank transfers from Vatican City to Australia over the past six years by more than $1.5 billion dollars.
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
After being received in private audience by Pope Francis last Monday, Cardinal George Pell concluded an unforgettable week by celebrating his first public Mass in Rome since his return to the Vatican on Sept. 30.
Politics & SocietyNews
Nicole Winfield and Rod McGuirk, Associated Press
The Victoria Police media unit said Monday they couldn’t find any record that the Vatican had alleged witnesses against Pell were bribed with Vatican money.