The working document for the Fifth Plenary Council of Australia provides a catalyst for the Church to renew the journey of prayer and discernment toward the first assembly in October, Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB says.
The document, known as an instrumentum laboris, draws heavily on the voices heard during the Listening and Dialogue and Listening and Discernment phases of the Plenary Council, but also from other key sources. It is entitled Continuing the Journey. (From ACBC press release)
The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference and Catholic Religious Australia have just published the report The Light from the Southern Cross: Promoting Co-Responsible Governance in the Catholic Church in Australia.
After the Listening Phase of the Plenary Council process was completed, six themes were announced which summed up a distillation of the 200,00+ responses received. A writing group was set up for each theme to prepare a paper. The six reports have also been released.
The reflection resource is the first document below.
These files were made available on 26 May 2020
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