The instrumentum laboris, draws heavily on the voices heard during the Listening and Dialogue and Listening and Discernment phases of the Plenary Council, but also from other key sources. It is entitled Continuing the Journey.

A number of key themes emerge in the document, including:

  • renewing a Christ-centred Church that heals wounds and warms hearts;
  • strengthening practices of discernment and synodality;
  • the call to co-responsibility in mission and governance;
  • embedding a response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse;
  • renewing and supporting the ordained ministry;
  • promoting discipleship in parishes, families and young people;
  • forming prayerful and Eucharistic communities that are eager to engage in society for the service of all;
  • proclaiming the Gospel in a change of era;
  • renewing the Church’s solidarity with First Australians and those on the margins of society;
  • promoting an integral ecology of life for all persons, societies and our common home, the Earth.

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