The Catholic Community In Australia

The Catholic Community in Australia, by Bob Dixon.

ISBN: 0-85910-984-4.

This book, written by Bob Dixon, director of the Pastoral Projects Office of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, provides an excellent overview of the Catholic community in Australia.

It traces the history of the Catholic community from the First Fleet to the present day. It looks at the complex organisations and activities that make up the Catholic Church. It examines how the richness of its traditions increased through the arrival of Catholic immigrants from many countries during the second half of the twentieth century. It gives a brief account of the major Catholic beliefs and religious practices, and notes both the achievements of the Catholic Church and the challenges it faces in the years ahead.

Drawing extensively on the 2001 Australian Census and the 2001 National Church Life Survey, The Catholic Community in Australia provides a detailed demographic profile of both the Catholic community in general and of those who are active in Church life.

Fr Brian Lucas, the General Secretary of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference says 'This book provides an excellent and comprehensive account of the Catholic community in Australia. Packed with the latest available statistics, it is an absorbing read.'

Price: $15.00

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