NOW AVAILABLE THROUGH RAINBOW BOOKS Volume in the 'Australia's Religious Communities' series produced by the Christian Research Association under the general editorship of Philip J. Hughes. First published as The Catholics in Australia (1996), the book has been significantly revised and updated. Chapter 1 offers a concise history of the Catholic community in Australia, while Chapter 2 provides an overview of Catholic briefs and practices. Chapter 3 is a survey of the organisation of the Catholic Church in Australia, from Bishops Conference to Aboriginal ministry. An account of Eastern Catholics follows. Chapter 5 profiles the contemporary Catholic community using the 2001 Census. The final chapter examines three aspects of Catholic life in detail, making use of statistical data: parishes, Catholic schools, and 'religious professionals', that is, clergy, religious and parish pastoral associates. Photos, tables, figures; glossary; works cited; other sources of data; suggested further reading. Author is Director of the Pastoral Projects Office of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference and a Visiting Research Fellow at Australian Catholic University, Melbourne.
He co-authored Taking Stock: A profile of Australian church attenders (1999).show more