03Oct Northern Regional Meeting, ACP

Report of the Northern Regional Meeting of the Association of Catholic Priests held in Clanree Hotel, Letterkenny, Tuesday, 11 September 2018.

03Oct “The Role of the Faithful in a post-Royal Commission Church in Australia”

The address of Vincent Long Van Nguyen, Bishop of Parramatta, to the Concerned Catholics of Canberra and Goulburn Forum on the topic of “The Role of the Faithful in a post-Royal Commission Church in Australia” has relevance not just to the church in Australia but to the universal church.
"If the priesthood has a better future, it has to be humanized; it has to find expression in better mutual support, collaboration and partnership. It has to free itself from the variant strains of clericalism such as sexism, paternalism, narcissism and superiority complex."
"So long as we continue to make women invisible and inferior in the Church’s language, liturgy, theology and law, we impoverish ourselves as if we heard with only one ear, we saw with only one eye and we thought with only one half of the brain..."

03Oct 03 October. Wednesday, Week 26

Wednesday, Week 26




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