Ordination Anniversaries 2019

Congratulations and Thankyou! 

Ordination dates supplied to NCP by individual clergy.

The unbearable lightness of post-institutional Christianity

Massimo Faggioli explains how ‘Brand Catholicism’ creates significant damage to the individual and to the community. Reprinted with permission from La Croix International 17 December 2018.

Catholic culture wars

Eric Hodgens, Melbourne priest, looks at the development of the current divide in the Church around the ideology of sexuality and how it is embodied in the Australian Church. 

Second Australian Plenary Council, 17 November – 1 December 1895

Assembled bishops of Australia at the 1895 2nd Australian Plenary Council. Photo taken in the Aula Maxima of St Patrick’s College, Manly, NSW. Source: MDHC Photo Collection, published in Footprints, Vol. 2, No. 4, p. 9 (October 1974)


This is the fifth in the series of articles by Peter Wilkinson looking at the particular provincial and plenary councils of the Catholic Church held in Australia between 1844 and 1937. It examines the 1895 Second Australian Plenary Council. 

Mission rather than parish in Australian bush

Sr Mary Farrelly SM, who works in Central Western Queensland, speaks about inculturation and evangelisation in Australian rural areas.