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  • Jul 2015 '15
    15th

    Catholic Schools welcome State Government commitment to Education

    The Queensland Catholic Education Commission (QCEC) has welcomed the Palaszczuk Government’s significant increase of 7.5% in funding for Non-state schools announced in yesterday’s State budget. QCEC Acting Executive Director Mandy Anderson said the government had followed through on its election commitments to the Catholic sector in delivering its first budget. “We particularly welcome an increase…

  • Jun 2015 '15
    26th

    Two new priests to be ordained

    The traditional Feast of Ss Peter and Paul on June 29 will again usher in new priests for the Archdiocese of Brisbane. Transitional Deacons Paul Onyema Eloagu and Odinakachukwu Raphael Nwadike are due to be ordained to the presbyterate by Archbishop Mark Coleridge in the Cathedral on that evening. Originally from Nigeria, both have completed…

  • Jun 2015 '15
    18th

    Pope appeals for new dialogue on future of our planet

    His Holiness Pope Francis has challenged ‘every person living on this planet’ to enter into a new dialogue toward building a better future in his encyclical letter Laudato Si’– ‘Praise be to you’, released today in Rome. Pope Francis’ Encyclical is available now: Read Laudato Si’ – On the Care for our Common Home In…

  • Jun 2015 '15
    12th

    TJHC visits the Sunshine Coast with public session at Stella Maris Church, Maroochydore

    Almost 200 people and 10 parish priests from Queensland’s Sunshine Coast met last night with the head of the Church’s Truth Justice and Healing Council to talk about child sexual abuse and the response of the Catholic Church in Australia. The meeting heard from a number of parishioners angry at the failure of the Church…

  • Jun 2015 '15
    3rd

    Statement RE: Cardinal George Pell

    On Monday Archbishop Denis Hart issued a statement about Cardinal George Pell, which he subsequently spoke to in interviews. We endorse those comments. We know Cardinal Pell well from working with him over many years in different capacities. He is a man of integrity who is committed to the truth and to helping others, particularly…

  • Jun 2015 '15
    3rd

    A Movement of the Heart launched in time for World Refugee Week

    During World Refugee Week, the Archdiocesan Justice and Peace Commission will launch A Movement of the Heart, a commitment by Catholics and fellow Christians to respond compassionately to the plight of refugees globally. The Commission asks Catholics to show their commitment by participating in a novena of prayer from the Feast of the Sacred Heart,…

  • May 2015 '15
    29th

    Don’t Mess with Marriage – A Pastoral Letter from the Catholic Bishops of Australia

    As the debate about ‘same-sex marriage’ gains momentum nationally, the Australian Catholic Bishops believe it is important to highlight the meaning of marriage. Given the implications of redefining marriage, today we are issuing a pastoral letter to the Catholic community. You will be aware this week, in the context of the Irish referendum, both the…

  • May 2015 '15
    28th

    Leading Catholic Educator Mike Byrne retires

    Executive Director of the Queensland Catholic Education Commission Mike Byrne will retire on Friday 29 May. Mr Byrne began his career as a teacher in Catholic education over 45 years ago and retires after nine years in the leadership role at QCEC. “It has been a true privilege to be part of the great community…

  • May 2015 '15
    22nd

    Senior Church leaders commit to no Ellis Defence

    The Archbishop of Sydney and one of Australia’s most senior Church Leaders, Anthony Fisher, has said the Ellis defence is no longer a legal tactic used within his Archdiocese. Speaking on ABC’s Radio National this morning Archbishop Fisher said both within the Archdiocese of Sydney and more broadly across the Church the position is that…

  • Apr 2015 '15
    29th

    Commission Will Continue to Oppose Death Penalty

    Brisbane’s Catholic Justice and Peace Commission (CJPC) wishes to express its deep sorrow at the deaths by firing squad this morning of Australians, Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran. It also is saddened by the executions of the citizens of other nations which were carried out at the same time. Our hearts go out to all…

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