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Self-sabotaging Catholicism won’t help Australia, archbishop says of plenary council prep

April 18, 2022

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CWN Editor's Note: Commenting on the plenary council’s preparatory document, Archbishop Julian Porteous of Hobart said that “the sharp edge of the call to conversion and faith is lacking ... The Church is in serious decline, yet no real recognition of this reality is given in the document. Because the crisis of faith is not acknowledged, the document makes no effort to propose a way forward for the Church.”

In 2018, Pope Francis approved the Australian bishops’ request to convoke their first plenary council (definition) since 1937.

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  • Posted by: dcnmthompson7484 - Apr. 20, 2022 9:49 AM ET USA

    This statement is the elephant in the room. Not sure why we aren’t fixated on this obvious point except to exploit it or distract from it by all the silly suggestions from Germany