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  • Jul 2017 '17
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    Catholic Professional Standards Limited announces appointment of CEO

    The Board of Catholic Professional Standards Limited (CPS) today announced the appointment of Ms Sheree Limbrick as the inaugural Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Ms Limbrick has a wealth of experience in stakeholder engagement and management, strategic planning and policy development, as well as more than 10 years experience in executive leadership in social…

  • Jun 2017 '17
    30th

    Statement from the Australian Catholic Bishops’ Conference RE: Victoria Police announcement on Cardinal Pell

    In response to the Victoria Police announcement this morning regarding Cardinal George Pell, Archbishop Mark Coleridge, Vice President of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, said that “the Cardinal is entitled to the presumption of innocence, like any other member of the public, until his case is heard at the Melbourne Magistrates Court on 18 July….

  • Jun 2017 '17
    30th

    The Strength and Blessing of Indigenous Family Life is the focus for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday

    Despite the devastating effects of colonisation, the dispossession of families in rural areas and the accompanying social dislocation, the strength and unity of Aboriginal families has survived, Bishop Eugene Hurley, Chairman of the Bishops Commission for Relations with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, said at the release of the 2017 pastoral letter to celebrate…

  • Jun 2017 '17
    28th

    Bishops announce appointment of Plenary Council Executive Committee

    The Bishops Commission for the Plenary Council today announced the names of those who have accepted appointment to the Plenary Council Executive Committee. Their appointment followed an extensive confidential process of consultation across the Australian Church to ensure diversity. Together they bring a variety of gifts, competencies and experience to the work of the Executive…

  • Jun 2017 '17
    13th

    Bishop-Elect Ken Howell to be episcopally ordained Auxiliary Bishop for Brisbane

    Father Ken Howell will be ordained as Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of Brisbane at St Stephen’s Cathedral on Wednesday 14 June at 11.00am. 27 Bishops from around Australia will attend the episcopal ordination of the locally born priest who until recently ran the country’s largest Catholic parish at Burleigh Heads. He has previously served…

  • May 2017 '17
    31st

    Archdiocesan priest appears in court

    Michael McKeaten – a priest in the Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane – today appeared in Brisbane Magistrate’s Court charged with a sexual offence alleged to have occurred more than two decades ago. The Archdiocese understands that this matter is not being treated as a child sex offence. The charge does not relate to his work…

  • May 2017 '17
    23rd

    Archdiocesan media statement

    The Archdiocese of Brisbane has been made aware that one of its priests has been charged with a sexual offence. The Archdiocese understands that the charge relates to an alleged offence in the 1990s. The priest has notified the Archdiocese of the charge and has withdrawn from active ministry. He will face court later this…

  • May 2017 '17
    8th

    Bishops Commission finds Turnbull Government’s School Funding Policy deeply concerning

    The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, through the Bishops Commission for Catholic Education, has expressed its grave concerns over the impact of the Turnbull Government’s school funding announcement on Catholic schools across Australia. The Chair of the Bishops Commission for Catholic Education, Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB, said the Government’s proposal will impact the affordability and accessibility…

  • May 2017 '17
    2nd

    Handing on the baton at Liturgy Brisbane

    After 23 years as the Education Officer at Liturgy Brisbane, Elizabeth Harrington is retiring. Elizabeth came with great experience and skill as a secondary school teacher. She had also been parish pastoral associate for a number of years working with liturgy and sacraments. In addition, she has been extensively involved with ecumenism at diocesan and…

  • Mar 2017 '17
    28th

    Fr Ken Howell appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Brisbane

    Fr Ken Howell has been appointed as an Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Brisbane. Pope Francis tonight made the announcement, appointing Fr Howell to serve alongside Archbishop of Brisbane Mark Coleridge. At the same time, Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Auxiliary Bishop of Brisbane Joseph Oudeman OFMCap. Bishop Oudeman had submitted his resignation…

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