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  • Apr 2015 '15

    The Feast of Divine Mercy Sunday celebrated this weekend

    This Sunday, the second of the Easter Season, is marked as Divine Mercy Sunday. In church terms it represents a fairly new addition to the calendar, having only been proclaimed by Pope John Paul II in the year 2000. The fuel for its elevation came for the late Polish Pope’s devotion to St Faustina Kowalska….

  • Mar 2015 '15

    Statement from ACBC President Archbishop Denis Hart RE: Archbishop Philip Wilson and Strike Force Lantle

    Archbishop Philip Wilson is the Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Adelaide, a position which he has held since 2001. He is also the Vice President of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, a position which he has held since 2012. Prior to his appointment as Archbishop of Adelaide, Archbishop Wilson was the Bishop of Wollongong from…

  • Feb 2015 '15

    Archbishop Hart welcomes appointment of Apostolic Nuncio to Australia

    His Holiness Pope Francis has appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Australia, His Excellency Most Reverend Adolfo Tito Yllana, Titular Archbishop of Montecorvino and until now Apostolic Nuncio to the Democratic Republic of Congo. Archbishop Yllana was born on 6 February 1948 in Naga City, Philippines. On 19 March 1972, he was ordained a Priest for…

  • Feb 2015 '15

    Dr Lee-Anne Perry announced as successor to QCEC’s Mike Byrne from July 2015

    The head of the Province of Brisbane, Most Rev Mark Coleridge, has announced Dr Lee-Anne Perry as successor to the retiring Mike Byrne as Executive Director of the Queensland Catholic Education Commission (QCEC) from late July 2015. In a statement on behalf of his brother bishops in the province, Archbishop Coleridge said with the forthcoming retirement…

  • Feb 2015 '15

    Feast Day of St Bakhita takes on added meaning in fight against slavery and human trafficking

    The Archdiocese of Brisbane will join with other dioceses, ACRATH and the Pope in a world day of prayer, reflection and action against human trafficking this Sunday 8 February. The observance coincides with the Feast day of St Josephine Bakhita, an African woman sold into 19th century slavery who outlived her tormentors and flourished in…

  • Jan 2015 '15

    Royal Commission releases child sexual abuse redress and civil litigation consultation paper

    The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has released a consultation paper dealing with options in relation to redress for victims of child sexual abuse and possible reforms to civil litigation. The paper was released in Sydney today and identifies possible redress scheme options including: redress schemes run by individual institutions using…

  • Jan 2015 '15

    Letter from ACBC President Most Rev Denis Hart to Indonesian President Joko Widodo RE Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran

    Dear President Widodo, I write concerning the circumstances of the Australians Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran on death row in Kerobokan prison. Among the nine Australians arrested in April 2005 for trafficking drugs, Messrs Chan and Sukumaran are now facing the death penalty. I recognise the seriousness of the offences committed in your jurisdiction and…

  • Jan 2015 '15

    Vatican invitation for further Synod input open to all

    In an ongoing spirit of openness, Pope Francis and the Vatican have issued a call for further feedback to enlighten the discussions at the conclusion of the Synod on the Family. The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference received the official “lineamenta”, or preparatory documents, from the Vatican just prior to Christmas. These are intended to guide…

  • Dec 2014 '14

    Truth Justice and Healing Council releases Activity Report

    The Catholic Church’s Truth Justice and Healing Council has today released a major report detailing its activities over the past two years. The Council was established in early 2013 to take charge of the Church’s engagement with the child sex abuse Royal Commission and develop its reform agenda. The report documents the Council’s engagement with…

  • Dec 2014 '14

    Archdiocese to rejoice in the ordination of another priest

    Popular Deacon Stephen Camiolo is to be ordained to the Catholic priesthood at the Cathedral of St Stephen on December 8. The ordinand will conclude his past five years of seminary study when Archbishop Mark Coleridge ordains him for the Brisbane archdiocese. Born at the Royal Women’s Hospital to John and Yvonne Camiolo in 1959,…

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