Australian bishops plan national council for 2020
[A la the recent San Diego diocesan synod? See Bishop McElroy strongly encourages Communion for divorced/remarried, shacking-uppers and sodomites]
Catholic World News – December 01, 2016
Archbishop Mark Coleridge of Brisbane has been elected by the Australian bishops to chair a commission preparing for a national council in 2020.
The national plenary council—the first such event in Australia since 1937—will bring the members of the Australian hierarchy together to discuss pastoral responses to the challenges facing the Church today. Archbishop Coleridge acknowledged a need to form new approaches at a time when the public influence of Catholicism is in decline. “We can’t just put up a sign saying business as usual,” he said.
“What the plenary council is all about is planning for the future of the Church in this country at a very complex time,” the archbishop said.