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The Catholic Church’s Plenary Council: another case of ‘reform, reform’ – aren’t things bad enough already? 

4 October 2021

4:30 PM

4 October 2021

4:30 PM

This week, 280 bishops, clergy and laypeople will convene in a Plenary Council to consider issues that will have a profound effect on the shape of the Catholic Church in Australia.  

The Archbishop of Brisbane, Mark Colderidge, who is also the president of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference pushed for the Council following the Child Sexual Abuse Royal Commission. 

Archbishop Coleridge says “question of women” will be central to the deliberations of the plenary council, along with the role of the laity in the Church. Other

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