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  • Dec 2014 '14
    12th

    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
    8th

    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,…

  • Nov 2014 '14
    28th

    Storm damage hits a small number of Archdiocesan parishes and schools

    Due to a heavy hailstorm which hit the southern parts and CBD of Brisbane on Thursday 27 November, a very small band of catholic churches and schools have encountered disruption to their services. From a liturgical perspective the Kangaroo Point East Brisbane parish has suffered damage at both of its mass centres (St Joseph’s Church,…

  • Nov 2014 '14
    28th

    Advent Brings a Fresh Look to Brisbane Website

    The Archdiocese of Brisbane’s website has quietly slipped under the radar to unleash a new look and feel just in time for the busy Christmas holiday season. With a crisper look and vivid palette, it now enjoys easier navigation, a host of new AV resources and a user experience that has clearly been designed with…

  • Nov 2014 '14
    28th

    Australian Catholic Bishops Offer Condolences on death of Phillip Hughes

    The Australian Catholic Bishops, gathered at the tomb of Mary MacKillop for their biannual plenary meeting in Sydney, are deeply saddened by the tragic death of Phillip Hughes. We have prayed for the young Australian cricketer and for the extended Hughes family, cricket colleagues and friends. Our thoughts also go out to NSW paceman Sean…

  • Nov 2014 '14
    28th

    Day of Solidarity with Christians of the Middle East to be held Sunday 7 December 2014

    Sunday 7 December 2014 has been designated a Day of Solidarity with the Christians of the Middle East by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference. The Australian Bishops received a letter of request from the Conference of Bishops and Representatives of the Middle Eastern Apostolic Churches in Australia and New Zealand seeking the support of the…

  • Nov 2014 '14
    21st

    Bishop Comensoli appointed third Bishop of Broken Bay

    His Holiness Pope Francis has appointed the Most Reverend Peter Andrew Comensoli as the third Bishop of Broken Bay on 20 November 2014. Over the past nine months, Bishop Comensoli served as the Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese of Sydney while the position of Archbishop was vacant from 27 February until 12 November 2014. Currently,…

  • Nov 2014 '14
    13th

    Catholic Justice and Peace Commission endorses Pope’s call to G20 leaders

    On the eve of the G20 Summit in Brisbane Pope Francis has written a letter to Prime Minister Abbott offering his prayerful encouragement for the deliberations and outcome of the Summit. Read Pope Francis’ Letter to Prime Minister Abbott In his letter Pope Francis recognizes the importance of the deliberations and a focus on efforts…

  • Nov 2014 '14
    12th

    Letter from Pope Francis to the Prime Minister on the eve of the G20 Summit

    It is the practice that the Pope writes to the political leader of the host nation. To the Honourable Tony Abbott Prime Minister of Australia On 15 and 16 November next in Brisbane you will chair the Summit of Heads of State and Government of the world’s twenty largest economies, thus bringing to a close…

  • Oct 2014 '14
    27th

    Showing support for child sexual abuse survivors through Blue Knot Day

    Photo: Archbishop Coleridge (back row centre), his brother Bishops Joseph Oudeman and Brian V Finnigan, and the executive and administrative staff of the Episcopal Offices wear Blue Knot Day pins on Monday October 27. Adults Surviving Child Abuse (ASCA) is the name of a support group who have come to prominence during the McClellan Royal…

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