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Highlights around the archdiocese

A look at some of the highlights of life and work within the Archdiocese of Brisbane.
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  • Feb 2017 '17
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    Church uses new abuse data as “impetus for change”

    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 '17
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    Archbishop welcomes appointment of Bishop-elect Harris

    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 '17
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    Pope Francis appoints Fr Timothy Harris, sixth Bishop of Townsville

    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 '17
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    Pope Francis praises the courage of women

    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 '16
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    Tips to keep your kids safe online

    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 '16
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    Expert helps Catholic educators keep children safe

    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 '16
    22nd

    Archdiocese mourns Fr Peter Quin SJ

    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…

  • Nov 2016 '16
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    Church launches new company to protect children and vulnerable adults

      Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge has welcome a new independent company to be established by the Catholic Church in Australia to develop, audit and report on compliance with professional standards to protect children and vulnerable people. Catholic Professional Standards (CPS) Limited represents a new national Church response to the importance of safeguarding vulnerable people. It will…

  • Nov 2016 '16
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    Runaway Bay students take on Opti-MINDS challenge

    A TEAM of students from St Francis Xavier School, Runaway Bay, has topped the Social Sciences Division at the Gold Coast regional Opti-MINDS Creative Sustainability Challenge. The St Francis Xavier team, consisting of six students from Years 3 to 6, took part in the two-day, inclusive team challenge which empowers participants to think, create and communicate….

  • Nov 2016 '16
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    Catholic schools deliver “life satisfaction”

    Catholic schools graduates have “higher life satisfaction” than students at other schools according to a new report which compares Australia’s private and public education. The Does Private Schooling Pay? report by Curtin University, which analysed more than 17,000 Australian adults across 13 years, found higher income levels for graduates of private schools. “The results suggest that…

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