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Pope Benedict XVI on Monday said he plans on resigning the papal office on February 28th. Below please find his announcement.

Category: Church's news | Views: 609 | Posted by: abat | Date: 2013-02-12 | Comments (0)

A formal decree approving St Mary of the Cross MacKillop as second patron of Australia has been received by the president of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, Archbishop Denis Hart, reports The Catholic Weekly.

Category: Church's news | Views: 689 | Posted by: abat | Date: 2013-02-01 | Comments (0)

The Catholic Church says the draft anti-discrimination laws fail by not recognising religious freedom is a fundamental human right, not a special permission to discriminate granted by government, reports The Canberra Times.

Category: Church's news | Views: 642 | Posted by: abat | Date: 2013-01-25 | Comments (0)

Using the words of prophet Isaiah "God is with us” with all my heart I would like to greet you for the feast of Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Category: Church's news | Views: 692 | Posted by: abat | Date: 2013-01-07 | Comments (0)

Let us remember that UGCC Synod of Bishops that took place on September 9-16 in Winnipeg (Canada) answered the initiative of His Holiness the Holy Father, and pronounced 2013 as the Year of Faith in UGCC and created an Organizing Committee which was charged with planning appropriate spiritual events on an all-Church basis in the context of the 1025 Jubilee Commemoration of the Baptism of Rus-Ukraine, according to the Communiqué of the Synod of Bishops 2012.

Category: Church's news | Views: 632 | Posted by: abat | Date: 2013-01-04 | Comments (0)

Archbishop Paul Gallagher is to be the new Papal Nuncio to Australia, the Vatican has announced. The British-born archbishop, 58, is currently the Nuncio to Guatemala in central America.

Category: Church's news | Views: 585 | Posted by: abat | Date: 2012-12-12 | Comments (0)

In Zagreb, the bishops representing 14 Eastern Rite Catholic Churches in Europe will tackle the following themes: The Second Vatican Council and the Eastern Catholic Churches; the Catechism of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church; the Code of Canon Law of the Oriental Churches; and the celebrations planned for the Year of Faith in the Eastern Catholic Churches.

Category: Church's news | Views: 630 | Posted by: abat | Date: 2012-11-25 | Comments (0)

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference says it supports the announcement of a Royal Commission by Prime Minister Julia Gillard to investigate decades of child abuse in churches, schools and foster homes, reports The Sydney Morning Herald.

Category: Church's news | Views: 654 | Posted by: abat | Date: 2012-11-13 | Comments (0)

Vatican Radio    Finding new ways to preach the Gospel, especially in lands that have already received it, and to cultures that have been penetrated and formed by it, is one of the central points of focus for the Fathers of the XIII Ordinary Assembly of the Synod of Bishops.

Category: Church's news | Views: 624 | Posted by: abat | Date: 2012-11-03 | Comments (0)

The synod of bishops on the New Evangelisation has released a message that emphasises hope in the face of an increasingly secular culture, because Christ promises salvation, reports the Catholic News Agency.

Category: Church's news | Views: 660 | Posted by: abat | Date: 2012-10-30 | Comments (0)

His Beatitude Sviatoslav stated that today in Ukraine, close to 40% of the inhabitants are not evangelized.  "They feel some craving for God but have yet reached a full understanding of a Christian life,” noted the UGCC Primate. 

Category: Church's news | Views: 598 | Posted by: abat | Date: 2012-10-29 | Comments (0)

"Today, not only the historic embassy of Ukrainian spirituality in Italy has been revived, but also our homeland became closer to thousands of Ukrainians who live far away from their native country,” 45-year-old Tetiana tells The Day with excitement about the consecration of one of the greatest Christian sanctuaries – Santa Sofia a Via Boccea in Rome.

Category: Church's news | Views: 715 | Posted by: abat | Date: 2012-10-19 | Comments (0)

All Catholics in the Archdiocese are invited to join with the rest of our Archdiocesan family for a day of inspiration, prayer and renewal in this Year of Grace. Bishop Peter Comensoli, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Sydney, will be our keynote speaker on the theme of Grace.

Category: Church's news | Views: 537 | Posted by: abat | Date: 2012-10-13 | Comments (0)

This Papal Synod is also attended by two UGCC bishops who were selected as representatives during the UGCC Synod of Bishops last year, which took place in Brazil: Bishop Taras (Senkiv), the Apostolic Administrator of Stryj Eparchy and Bishop Dionysus (Liakhovych) Apostolic Visitator for Ukrainian Greek –Catholics  in Italy and Spain.  As was communicated, Archbishop Nykola Eterovych, General Secretary Of the Synod of Bishops, was following an earlier approval by the Holy Father, delegated experts and observers  to this Synod meeting.  Among the experts is also Sister Luiza Tsiupa SSMI, the vice-chair of the UGCC Catechetical Commission .

Category: Church's news | Views: 553 | Posted by: abat | Date: 2012-10-11 | Comments (0)

In the documents the Church heads voiced their doubts about the effectiveness of an economical policy of non-intrusive and ethical liberalism.

Category: Church's news | Views: 589 | Posted by: abat | Date: 2012-10-05 | Comments (0)

The Gift of Family in Difficult Times: The social and economic challenges facing families today

Category: Church's news | Views: 606 | Posted by: abat | Date: 2012-09-29 | Comments (0)

In response to the initiative of Pope Benedict XVI, the Synod of Bishops of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church held in Winnipeg proclaimed 2013 the Year of the Faith in the UGCC and set up an organizing committee to plan spiritual events in the context of the 1025th anniversary of the Baptism of Rus-Ukraine, the Communicate of the Synod says.

Category: Church's news | Views: 654 | Posted by: abat | Date: 2012-09-21 | Comments (0)

The bishops of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church proclaimed  Blessed Martyr Volodymyr Pryima patron of the laymen of UGCC and encouraged all the faithful to venerate the holy laymen of the Ukrainian Church.

Category: Church's news | Views: 1271 | Posted by: abat | Date: 2012-09-19 | Comments (0)

During this discussion, the bishops gratefully noted the dedication and sacrifice of UGCC laity throughout the history of the Church, especially its role in preserving their faith in difficult social-political realities of the last century – four waves of emigration and the persecution of the Church in its native land.

Category: Church's news | Views: 1669 | Posted by: abat | Date: 2012-09-15 | Comments (0)

At the entrance to the church the Synod participants were greeted by Rev. Bohdan Lukie CSsR, pastor of St. Joseph’s parish.  He handed His Beatitude Sviatoslav the personal cross of the Blessed Bishop and Martyr Mykyta Budka, whose centennial of arriving in Canada is commemorated by the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church in Canada this year.

Category: Church's news | Views: 1124 | Posted by: abat | Date: 2012-09-11 | Comments (0)