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Diocesan News

Uncovering gender inequality in the Church

9 May 2019

Stephanie Lorenzo, the Communications Director of Voices of Faith, a global initiative that is focused on empowering and advocating for religious women and lay people writes about gender inequality in the Church.

Feast of St Joseph the Worker

1 May 2019

An Australian Tradition of Reflection on Work - A Pastoral Letter for the Feast of St Joseph the Worker, 1 May 2019

Catholic Social Services Australia

30 April 2019

Catholic Social Services Australia has published its Federal Election Statement.

Politics in Service of Peace

30 April 2019

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has published a statement, Politics in Service of Peace, as the country prepares to go to the polls on May 18.

Plenary Council update

29 April 2019

Submission statistics show Council's national reach

Easter Message 2019

9 April 2019

An Easter Message from Bishop Paul Bird

Why Stay!

21 March 2019

Francis Sullivan, former CEO of the Catholic Church's Truth Justice and Healing Council, explains why he stays a Catholic.

Project Compassion empowering Australians

19 March 2019

Project Compassion empowering Australians to make a world of difference.

Palm Sunday Events to Support People Seeking Asylum

19 March 2019

Prayer and Reflection and Public Rally for support of people seeking asylum

Ballarat Diocesan Archive Historial Collection

18 March 2019

The collection of historical items housed in the Ballarat Diocesan Archive is gradually becoming available to view online through the Victorian Collections website, established by Museums Victoria.


11 March 2019

This year sees a new direction in the way Religious Education is taught across Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Ballarat.

We are the Catholic Church in the Ballarat Diocese
we gather in the name of Jesus from the Murray to the sea
in interwoven faith communities. Spirit filled
we celebrate and share our journey
reaching out to nurture all God's people.

Diocesan Vision Statement 2005

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