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  • May 2018 '18

    Catholic Church confirms entry into national redress scheme

    The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference and Catholic Religious Australia have today confirmed that the Church will enter the national redress scheme for survivors of child sexual abuse when that becomes possible under national legislation. “Since as early as 2013, the Catholic Church has called for a national redress scheme for survivors of child sexual abuse,”…

  • May 2018 '18

    Adelaide will host opening Plenary Council session in 2020

    The first of two historic national gatherings to consider the future of the Catholic Church in Australia will be held in Adelaide in October 2020, the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has announced. The celebration of the first session of the Plenary Council in 2020 will bring hundreds of Catholic leaders to Adelaide to discuss how…

  • May 2018 '18

    Archbishop Coleridge elected president of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference

    The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has today elected Archbishop Mark Coleridge of Brisbane as president of the Conference. Archbishop Coleridge was ordained Auxiliary Bishop of Melbourne in 2002 and later became Archbishop of Canberra-Goulburn. Since 2012, he has served as Archbishop of Brisbane. “With few illusions about myself or the task that awaits, I humbly…

  • May 2018 '18

    Catholic media provides different viewpoint and nourishes faith: survey

    The first comprehensive survey of people’s experience of the Catholic media landscape in Australia has revealed that users value Catholic media for the different perspective it provides and, in most cases, it has played a role in their personal faith development. The Australian Catholic Media User Survey was conducted online by the Australian Catholic Media…

  • Apr 2018 '18

    TJHC winds up with recommendation Catholic Church puts in place high level Royal Commission implementation group

    The Catholic Church’s Truth Justice and Healing Council will conclude its work on Monday 30 April after more than five years coordinating the Church’s response to the child sexual abuse Royal Commission. Mr Francis Sullivan, CEO of the TJHC, today thanked the thousands of people who had contributed to the work of the Council and…

  • Apr 2018 '18

    Pope Francis issues new Exhortation in Rome

    Pope Francis has produced his third Apostolic Exhortation in five years. The Exhortation, entitled Gaudete Et Exsultate (Rejoice and Be Glad), was released at 12 noon in Rome on Monday 9 April and can be accessed in full as a PDF here: APOSTOLIC EXHORTATION A Papal Exhortation is one of an array of communication methods…

  • Mar 2018 '18

    Pope Francis backs decision to hold Plenary Council in Australia

    Pope Francis has given his approval for the Catholic Church to hold the first Plenary Council – the most significant national gathering that can be held – in Australia in more than 80 years. “The Australian Bishops are deeply grateful to Pope Francis for affirming the decision and we ask all people to join in…

  • Mar 2018 '18

    International Women’s Day Morning Tea in Brisbane Archdiocese raises funds for “Share the Dignity” organisation

    The Archdiocese of Brisbane celebrated International Women’s Day with a morning tea for 75 employees raising funds for the “Share the Dignity” organisation. There was an exploration of this year’s theme ‘Leave No Woman Behind’, in response to alarming research statistics surrounding female mortality. Women and girls were found to be 14 times more likely…

  • Feb 2018 '18

    An important announcement from the Archdiocese of Brisbane

    In 2016, the Archdiocese received a number of complaints concerning Fr Ezinwanne Igbo. In one of those complaints, he was alleged to have committed a canonical offence which resulted in automatic excommunication. This was not an offence under the Queensland Criminal Code. An investigative process was authorised by the Holy See and conducted by senior…

  • Dec 2017 '17

    Rapid growth fuels need for new Catholic parish

    The rapidly growing North Lakes and Mango Hill area has become a Catholic parish in its own right. The new parish has been named St Benedict’s. Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane head, Archbishop Mark Coleridge, officially established the new parish at a Mass at Mango Hill on Sunday December 3. The former priest-in-charge, Fr Bryan Roe,…

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