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Bishop Peter’s Articles

Articles in both Ukrainian and English by Bishop Peter Stasiuk, Which have been published in Church and Life

I’m spiritual but not religious

Catechism UGCC

When you hear these words, which are spoken quite often, you also hear “you know what I mean”. Nearly one fifth of all Australians identify themselves as “spiritual but not religious”. The 2016 Australian census for the first time in ...

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West Not North

Ukraine is European

When it comes to politics and faith, Kyiv has always looked west, never north, – writes Bishop Peter Stasiuk in his article for The Church and Life Newspaper. It seems that the only winds that blew down on Ukraine from ...

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Bishop Peter’s Easter Message

We as a church need re affirm that the Holy Spirit is talking to young people / photo catholicukes.org.au

Christ is Risen, Our theology is a theology that focuses on the resurrection of Jesus.   In the words of St John of Damascus: “We shall therefore rise again, our souls being once more united with our bodies, now made incorruptible ...

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Youth Ministry

Our young people do want to get involved / Photo: Matt Houston

We all talk about our need to work with youth in our community and church. I’m sure that our youth themselves, really appreciate what is already being done. We have active youth organizations, dance groups, choirs, schools, and church groups! ...

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The Mystery Of Ordination

The Sacraments of Ordination

If you look at the Sacraments of Ordination (Priesthood) and of marriage you will notice striking similarities. by Bishop Peter During the ceremony of ordination the soon to be ordained priest is lead around the altar three times, while the ...

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Fake Christians

Catholicism

The Pope has been very vocal about people who pay lip service to their Christian faith.  Recently in a very publicized statement Pope Francis said, “A person who thinks only about building walls, and not building bridges is not a ...

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Clergy Conference in Melbourne

The priests, deacons, and sisters of the Eparchy of Ss Peter and Paul gathered for a clergy conference in Melbourne from 5th to 9th December 2016. Twenty five attended from every parish in Australia and New Zealand. The structure of ...

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