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  • Apr 2016 '16
    26th

    Living Biblically – Mercy in the Scriptures Session 1

    Formation series with Biblical Scholar Archbishop Mark Coleridge. This series is the successor to the Living Biblically in a Secular World series of 2015. Alternatively the sessions are available in audio streams: Living Biblically – Mercy in the Scriptures Session 1 Or subscribe to our Archdiocese of Brisbane podcast to receive regular updates direct to your…

  • Apr 2016 '16
    8th

    The Pope’s home-spun joy

    Archbishop Mark Coleridge, one of two Australian-based bishops to attend the Synod on the Family in Rome last October, has written this piece for The Weekend Australian newspaper reflecting on Pope Francis’ document Amoris Laetitia, ‘The Joy of Love: On Love in the Family’.   From the moment of his election just over three years…

  • Dec 2015 '15
    21st

    +Mark Talks – Christmas

    Archbishop Mark Coleridge shares some thoughts on Christmas. One of the surprising things about Christianity is how long it took us to come to Christmas, because in the early centuries we didn’t celebrate Christmas. This is astonishing now when you think that most people will think that Christmas is the most important feast of the whole…

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  • Dec 2015 '15
    11th

    +Mark Talks – The Year of Mercy

    Archbishop Mark Coleridge explores the Year of Mercy – where it comes from and what it means for the Archdiocese of Brisbane. As you know now the Year of Mercy is about us and the questions are ‘what is it all about?’ and ‘where’s it come from?’ Well in fact it comes from Pope Francis….

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  • Nov 2015 '15
    17th

    A response to the terrorist attacks in Paris

    Statement from Archbishop Mark Coleridge following the terrorist attacks in Paris I’ve just attended a meeting of Christian and Muslim leaders, one of a series of regular meetings to help find peaceful ways forward for the whole community. It was clear at the meeting that the recent events in Paris have made a bad situation…

  • Nov 2015 '15
    13th

    Pope Francis’ Florence address

    Pope Francis this week addressed the National Ecclesial Congress for the Church in Italy. Here’s a translation of his speech, published on zenit.org: Dear Brothers and Sisters, Represented in the cupola of this most beautiful Cathedral is the Universal Judgment. Jesus, our light, is at the center. The inscription that one reads at the top…

  • Nov 2015 '15
    13th

    The Synod final document

    The final document on the Synod on the family has been translated by Bishop Michael Campbell of Lancaster UK. The unofficial translation summarises well the thoughts and hopes of the Synod of Bishops during the three-week gathering in Rome: “The family assumes a particular importance for the Church on her journey: ‘So great was the…

  • Oct 2015 '15
    26th

    On the Road Together – The final post

    Into St Peter’s we marched yesterday to close the Synod that had opened three weeks ago. It seemed like three months. When I made it to my place and sat down, I felt a fatigue come over me – probably the let-down after the intensity and sheer hard work of the Synod journey. Then I…

  • Oct 2015 '15
    26th

    On the Road Together – A radio conversation

    A few of my blog posts were brought up in this interview with Noel Debien – from ABC Radio in Australia. We were able to speak about many Synod moments in the 30-minute interview. I enjoyed speaking with Noel before the final Mass of the Synod. I told Noel: “There has been a genuine step…

  • Oct 2015 '15
    25th

    On the Road Together – Wonderment, gratitude, relief, weariness

    When we returned to the Synod Hall yesterday afternoon for voting, there was another touch of high farce – an unscripted skit to finish this Synod of surprises. After we’d recited the Adsumus prayer (used daily at Vatican II), the president of the day welcomed us back and then passed the microphone to the Secretary…

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