Plenary Council in the News

Plenary Post, Edition 10 — November 1, 2018

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Listening to the Spirit: 10,000 voices and climbing

Momentum is building as the Church reaches the midway point of the Open Listening and Dialogue phase of preparations for the Plenary Council in 2020.

Source: ACBC MediaBlog


Melbourne parish takes outreach to next level

Parishes, dioceses, ministries, schools and other Catholic groups across Australia are coming up with creative ways to promote the Plenary Council and get people involved. One Melbourne parish has taken it to the streets, erecting billboards.

Source: Melbourne Catholic


Plenary Post, Edition 9 — October 4, 2018

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Youth ministers embrace Plenary process

A gathering of 400 youth ministers has used the Plenary Council’s Listening and Dialogue process to craft a submission to the official Plenary Council process, but also to inform their own ministry.

Source: Catholic Outlook


Plenary Post, Edition 8 — September 12, 2018

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Plenary Post, Edition 7 — August 22, 2018

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PlenaryPost, Edition 6 — August 8, 2018

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Plenary Post, Edition 5 — July 25, 2018

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PlenaryPost, Edition 4 — July 10, 2018

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Townsville locals see great potential in Plenary Council
ACBC Media Blog

The northern Australia tour continued for Plenary Council facilitator Lana Turvey-Collins recently when delivered five sessions over three days in the Townsville Diocese, presenting to more than 130 people.

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PlenaryPost, Edition 3 (June 19)

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Dozens gather in Cairns for Plenary Council conversation
ACBC Media Blog

More than 70 people from across Far North Queensland came together in Cairns last week in the latest of regular diocesan gatherings that are helping local communities commence the three-year Plenary Council process.

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PlenaryPost, Edition 2 (June 5)

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PlenaryPost, Edition 1

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Pope Francis sends blessings as Plenary Council process begins
ACBC Media Blog

Pope Francis has sent his support and blessings to the Catholic Church in Australia as it commences a three-year process to consider its future through the Plenary Council 2020.

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Adelaide will host opening Plenary Council session in 2020
ACBC Media Blog

The first of two historic national gatherings to consider the future of the Catholic Church in Australia will be held in Adelaide in October 2020, the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has announced.

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Perth Archdiocese set to launch Plenary Council process on 26 May
The Record

Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB will launch the 2020 Plenary Council process this month during the Vigil Mass of Trinity Sunday on 26 May at 6pm. In announcing the launch, Archbishop Costelloe affirmed this will be a momentous occasion for the Catholic Church in Australia and carries with it the hopes, dreams and aspirations of everyone involved.

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Plenary 2020 to shape the future of the Catholic Church in Australia
The Catholic Weekly

The Plenary Council in 2020—as the highest form of communion possible between local churches and dioceses within a country—will actually determine Church legislation in Australia.

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New ACBC president to make sure ‘Jesus is at the heart of everything’
The Catholic Leader

“The Plenary Council isn’t a talkfest; it’s a time to discern, decide and act. If we do that under the influence of the Holy Spirit, things will change in unexpected and hope-filled ways.”

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WA leaders come together to talk Plenary 2020
The Record

Leaders from across the WA Catholic community have gathered to talk about and prepare for the upcoming Plenary Council scheduled for 2020, themed “Listen to what the Spirit is saying”.

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Plenary Council 2020: Our Journey in Faith
Broken Bay News

Broken Bay Diocese director of evangelisation Daniel Ang explains how the Plenary Council 2020 will unfold – and particularly how Broken Bay will prepare for and participate in the process.

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Port Pirie, Broome lead the way for Plenary Council
ACBC Media Blog

More than 200 people from remote and rural parts of Port Pirie Diocese in South Australia have met for the first major gathering since the announcement of the 2020 Plenary Council.

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Pope Francis approves Plenary Council for Australia
ACBC Media Blog

Pope Francis has given his approval for the Catholic Church to hold the first Plenary Council – the most significant national gathering that can be held – in Australia in more than 80 years.

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