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  • Dec 2018 '18
    15th

    Third Sunday of Advent – Two-Minute Homily: Fr Stephen Byrnes

    Two-Minute Homily by Fr Stephen Byrnes for the Third Sunday of Advent 2018.“John’s proclamation ensures that the baptism he’s offering is understood as an assault on the status quo…”

  • Dec 2018 '18
    14th

    Archbishop’s 2018 Christmas Message

    These days there’s a lot of death around both locally and internationally. Locally we are dealing with issues of the beginning of life and the end of life and again the shadow of death falls across that kind of debate, as we look at abortion and euthanasia. Internationally, well you’ve got immigrants all around the world striving for…

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  • Dec 2018 '18
    13th

    Most dioceses have now entered the National Redress Scheme

    The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference is pleased that about 90 per cent of all parishes, diocesan schools and ministries have now officially joined the National Redress Scheme. Social Services Minister Paul Fletcher has today announced that 27 of 35 dioceses are participating institutions in the Scheme, the next step in a months-long process to have…

  • Dec 2018 '18
    6th

    Life experience makes Fr Bryan a Youngcare fan

    A few suburbs from where he grew up, Fr Bryan Roe stands on soil that will become home to some young Queenslanders in desperate need. Fr Bryan knows their plight – he was once a teenage tennis star on the path to a famous professional career. Within 24 hours, he was paralysed and in need…

  • Dec 2018 '18
    6th

    Second Sunday of Advent – Two-Minute Homily: Fr Chukwudi Chinaka

    Two-Minute Homily by Fr Chukwudi Chinaka for the Second Sunday of Advent 2018. “We cannot pretend that we do not know the awesomeness that comes with Christmas.”

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  • Dec 2018 '18
    5th

    Audit reveals Archdiocese complying with safeguarding policy

    The Archdiocese of Brisbane’s third independent audit into its safeguards for children and vulnerable adults has found its parishes to be complying with the safeguarding policy. The Archdiocese has released the external audit of its Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults Prevention and Protection Policy, carried out across the region from the NSW border, north to…

  • Dec 2018 '18
    1st

    LISTENING. LEARNING. PRAYING

    AN ADVENT PASTORAL LETTER By Archbishop Mark Coleridge At a time when the average age of Catholics in Australia is 59, it has been good to celebrate the Year of Youth which is now coming to an end. Perhaps it would’ve been better to have a decade of youth, but the year was a promising…

  • Nov 2018 '18
    30th

    First Sunday of Advent – Two-Minute Homily: Fr Denis Scanlan

    Two-Minute Homily by Fr Denis Scanlan for the First Sunday of Advent 2018. “So, as people of hope, we are the ones sent by Jesus to break down barriers and restore God’s peace.”

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  • Nov 2018 '18
    28th

    Bishops warn against rush to remove religious freedoms

    Parliament should not repeal protections for religious schools but should provide a positive recognition of the right of schools to operate according to their faith, the Australian Catholic bishops have said. The Shadow Attorney General today announced that the Opposition would introduce a bill to repeal the exemptions for religious schools in section 38(3) of…

  • Nov 2018 '18
    23rd

    Feast of Christ the King – Two-Minute Homily: Fr Peter Dillon

    Two-Minute Homily by Fr Peter Dillon for the Feast of Christ the King 2018. “Now while earthly rulers load heavy burdens on their subjects, here we have a king who, on the contrary, carried his people’s burdens upon himself.”

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