A look at some of the highlights of life and work within the Archdiocese of Brisbane.
- Mar 2017 '1723rd
The world of 14-year-old girls has been detailed by a well-known Brisbane journalist who says “expectation inflation” is placing serious pressure on young women. Madonna King, who is a mother of two Catholic school girls in Brisbane, has written Being 14 – a book based on interviews of almost 200 14-year-old girls across the country….
- Mar 2017 '1710th
- Mar 2017 '179th
Some young helpers from Marymount Primary School made some finishing touches today to the new Mary, Mother of Mercy Church Burleigh Waters. It will be dedicated tomorrow night by Archbishop Mark Coleridge.
- Feb 2017 '1716th
The Catholic Church was using new figures released at the Royal Commission as “impetus for change” across its schools and parishes, the head of the Truth, Justice and Healing Council said today. Francis Sullivan issued a statement after the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse released new data which compiled allegations from 1950…
- Feb 2017 '179th
Archbishop Mark Coleridge has welcomed the appointment of his Surfers Paradise parish priest Fr Timothy Harris as the sixth Bishop of Townsville. The Holy Father has appointed Fr Harris, moving him from the Archdiocese in which he has served exceptionally well. Archbishop Coleridge said: “After a long wait, the Diocese of Townsville has received the…
- Feb 2017 '178th
The Holy Father has today appointed Fr Timothy Harris, a priest of the Archdiocese of Brisbane, as the sixth Bishop of Townsville. Bishop-Elect Harris is currently the Parish Priest of Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast. Speaking about his new appointment, Bishop-Elect Harris said: ‘”I’m very conscious that the Diocese of Townsville has been without…
- Feb 2017 '173rd
The humble counsel of courageous women should never be disregarded but rather embraced as advice full of God’s divine wisdom, Pope Francis said. Women like the biblical heroine Judith are an example of trusting God amid sufferings and difficulties when it is easy to give up hope and fall into despair, the pope said Jan….
- Dec 2016 '161st
CHILDREN spend more time online at home than in any other environment, such as schools, so parents need to monitor how long their kids spend online, and they need to know devices are used in places where others can see them. In any social networking sites, the parent should be a friend on those sites,…
- Dec 2016 '161st
CYBER bullying, sexting and the sharing personal information are issues of significant concern for Queensland schools, families and communities. However, blaming technology and restricting young people’s use of the internet, iPads or mobile phones is not the answer, according to a cyber-bullying expert, Professor Donna Cross. Speaking at a Queensland Catholic educators forum on cyberspace…
- Nov 2016 '1622nd
Fr Peter Quin SJ, the Parish Priest of St Ignatius, Toowong, passed away today. The Australian Jesuits announced the death of the popular priest, who had been bravely fighting ill health: “RIP Fr Peter Quin SJ, who died peacefully at Wesley Hospital in Brisbane, aged 86, having lived 66 years as a Jesuit and served…