|National||AUSTRALIAN CONFERENCE ON MARRIAGE, FAMILY|
With divorce rates across Australia continuing to rise, the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference Committee for the Family and Life will host a national meeting on marriage and the family in 2000.
The National Catholic Family Gathering entitled, "Family - Dare to Dream" will be held in Melbourne to place the spotlight on the celebration and affirmation of marriage, as part of the Australian Catholic Church.
The conference was endorsed at a meeting convened by the Bishop's Committee for the Family and for Life comprising of couples who attended a Second World Meeting of Families with the Holy Father in Rio de Janiero in 1997.
This group has met on an annual basis since that meeting and is seeking to keep the essential spirit of the Rio meeting alive.
Cath Weekly 1:05pm 17/6/99