Category: Australian Confraternity of Catholic Clergy


The Confraternities of Catholic Clergy in Australia, the US, the UK, and Ireland invite English-speaking clergy and seminarians to the second international clergy conference in Rome in January 2015.

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http://www.ccc2015.com/

 

The Confraternities of Catholic Clergy in Australia, the US, the UK, and Ireland invite English-speaking clergy and seminarians to the second international clergy conference in Rome in January 2015.

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http://www.ccc2015.com/

 

accc conference 2013 2This week, June 17-21 2013, I’ll be attending the Year of Faith 2013 Annual Conference of the Australian Confraternity of Catholic Clergy.

The main Conference speaker will be Fr Tim Finigan of The Hermeneutic of Continuity fame.  Also speaking will be Bishop Basil Meeking, emeritus of Christchurch, and Fr John Flader.  Fr Finigan’s talks will explore Vatican II, a theme especially appropriate for the Year of Faith 2012-2013, commemorating fifty years since the opening of the Second Vatican Council.

Fr Finigan will give a public lecture which is open to all, at the Cardinal Knox Centre, 383 Albert Street, East Melbourne on Wednesday 19 June 2013 at 7.30pm.  The topic will be: The Church, Sacrament and People of God.  All are welcome.

Membership in the ACCC is open to all clergy and seminarians who are in Australia and New Zealand.  Laity and religious are welcomed as associate members.  Laity and clergy outside Australia and New Zealand are welcome to suscribe to our Journal, The Priest, which is published twice each year.  More information here.

confraternity article screenshot 2012 12 02I spotted the other day a nice article about the Confraternities of Catholic Clergy that now exist in the United States, Australia, and Britain.  The confraternity in each country is entirely independent of the others, but each certainly shares similar aims.

In January 2010, the Confraternities of the U.S. and Australia met for a joint conference in Rome, which was a wonderful experience to be part of.  Another joint conference in Rome is planned for 2015.  Clergy from Britain who were present in Rome in 2010 have since formed their own Confraternity.  I have heard also that moves are afoot to establish a Confraternity in Ireland.

See the article here.

Other links:

Australian Confraternity of Catholic Clergy (ACCC) – website

ACCC in Queensland on Facebook

Confraternity of Catholic Clergy (U.S.) – website

Confraternity of Catholic Clergy (U.S.) on Facebook

Confraternity of Catholic Clergy (U.S.) – New York Chapter on Facebook

Confraternity of Catholic Clergy (British Province) – website

Confraternity of Catholic Clergy (British Province) on Facebook

 

 

Word came through this morning of the death on Tuesday 26 June 2012 of Rockhampton priest Father Martin Durham.  Father Durham was 82 years of age, and would have celebrated his 59th Jubilee of Ordination to the Priesthood on Wednesday, 27 June 2012.

Fr Durham’s Requiem Mass will be celebrated at Saint Joseph’s Cathedral, Rockhampton, on Wednesday, 4 July 2012, at 11.00am.

Among Your apostolic priests, O God, You honoured Your servant, Martin, with the priestly dignity.  Grant too, to number him always in their company.  Through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

 

The website of the Australian Confraternity of Catholic Clergy is starting to re-appear, after a new website was attacked and destroyed last year.

Check it out here: http://www.clergy.asn.au/

Almighty and Eternal God

look with mercy upon Your priests,

sharing Your Fatherhood in Holy Church.

Your Son, the Lord Jesus, has made them

priests and victims with Himself:

day by day may they offer the worship

of His Mystical Body

in the Eucharistic Sacrifice,

with their own homage

of heart, mind and body.

By the Holy Spirit, make them zealous

in their priestly ministry;

keep them devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary,

obedient to the Pope and their own Bishop,

and through them inspire young men

to serve You in the priesthood.

To You, O Holy Trinity,

Be honour and glory forever and ever.  Amen.

Australian Confraternity of Catholic Clergy