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  • Mar 2019 '19


    The Catholic Church in Australia was deeply shocked by the evil visited upon the Muslim people of Christchurch yesterday as they came to worship. Beyond Christchurch and New Zealand, the blood flowed right around the world; the entire human family has been grievously wounded by this violence. The Archdiocese of Brisbane wishes first to express…

  • Feb 2019 '19

    A Message from Rome

    Archbishop Mark is in Rome as President of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference to participate in the Pope’s Summit on Child Protection. Taking part are Bishops and Leaders of religious orders from right across the Catholic world and, most importantly, survivors of abuse, whose voice will be heard during the 4 day gathering: “We’ve come…

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  • Oct 2018 '18

    Suddenly this text spoke to me in a way that differed from the usual…

    “Suddenly this text spoke to me in a way that differed from the usual interpretation. Isn’t Jesus saying to us with these words: Why are you asking me for lots of faith? Maybe your faith is ‘far too big’? Only if it decreases, until it is as small as a mustard seed, will it give…

  • Aug 2018 '18

    Statement from ACBC President Mark Coleridge on the Pope’s Letter to the People of God

    The Catholic Bishops of Australia welcome the Letter to the People of God that Pope Francis has written regarding sexual abuse in the Church. We share the Holy Father’s determination to protect young people and vulnerable adults. What Church leaders in Australia have said in the past is consistent with what the Pope has written…

  • Jul 2018 '18

    Archbishop Mark Coleridge’s Address Proclaim Conference 2018

    The address delivered by Archbishop Mark Coleridge at Proclaim Conference 2018.

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  • Jul 2018 '18

    Safeguarding Strategy 2018-2020

    Download the pamphlet Pope Francis has laid out a clear message for the Church when it comes to the crucial question of safeguarding. He puts it this way: “The Church loves all her children like a loving mother, but she protects with a special affection those who are smallest and defenceless. Now the duty that…

  • Jun 2018 '18

    Why Jesus Matters In Modern Australia? – Archbishop Mark Coleridge (Facebook Live)

    Welcome everybody to my place, this big old house called Wynberg, which means ‘vineyard’. It’s been the home of the Archbishop’s of Brisbane for about years and it’s seen a lot of things through those years. But I know for a fact that this is the first time ever that we have broadcast a Facebook…

  • Dec 2017 '17

    A response to the Royal Commission’s final report

    By Archbishop Mark Coleridge The Royal Commission’s examination of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church and the response to it by leadership is now done. The final report is vast and its recommendations are many. So there’ll be much to digest and act upon in the coming years as the full impact is felt in…

  • Nov 2017 '17

    People, families key to good government

    By Archbishop Mark Coleridge Throughout the Western world it’s now clear that government is becoming increasingly difficult, with traditional major parties losing support, the centre being harder to hold and the extremes of left or right gaining ground. Instability has become the order of the day, with more frequent minority governments and elections. Queensland is…

  • Sep 2017 '17

    A response to the New York Times article of September 12, 2017

    I preface my remarks by saying that I haven’t read the RMIT Report but only the New York Times report of the Report: The report suggests that the Report isn’t quite up to speed with the state of play in Australia at this time. It seems to reflect the situation of earlier times in…

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