Catholic Diocese of the
Australian Defence Force

Serving those who serve the Nation

Bishop’s Statements

Basic Expectations for the Pastoral Care
of Catholic Personnel

This document is pivotal to the mission of The Catholic Military Diocese for it not analysts the mission firmly on the apostolic tradition of the Catholic Church to provide Sacramental core and pastoral support to all members of God’s family, it clearly outlines The Diocese’s own expectations for the provision of this core. It defines the roles of its Chaplains, whether they be ordained or lay Chaplains.

The Catholic Diocese strives to maintain its sharp focus on its vision to be a People of God, affirmed in faith, energised by hope and motivated by love. That is leading us to be an agent for peace, freedom and security within the Australian Defence Force, within our Defence families and for every person in our Diocese.

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