What did Bishop Polding do for Australia?
Bishop Polding was Australia's first Catholic bishop. He arrived in Sydney in 1835. He was born in Liverpool, England in 1794 and was known for his compassion for convicts who had been ill-treated. He was also involved in the establishment of the country's first Catholic mission – a painful legacy that still lingers today.
What challenges did John Bede Polding face?
Challenges he faced
Since gay marriage was legalised in Australia, thousands of same-sex couples have married. However, within the church is issue is far from finalised. Catholi…