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  • Sep 2016 '16

    Social Justice Sunday 2016: “A place at the table – Social Justice in an ageing society”

    The Catholic Church in Australia celebrates Social Justice Sunday on 25 September. This year, the Australian Bishops’ Social Justice Statement is titled: ‘A Place at the Table: Social justice in an ageing society’. The Statement celebrates the value and dignity of older people in Australian life. It challenges us to recognise their significant contribution to…

  • Jun 2016 '16

    Msgr Anthony Randazzo one of two new Auxiliary Bishops named for Sydney

    His Holiness Pope Francis has appointed as Auxiliary Bishops of Sydney, the Reverend Monsignor Anthony Randazzo of the Archdiocese of Brisbane, and the Reverend Father Richard James Umbers of the Prelature of the Holy Cross and Opus Dei. Mons Randazzo has also been appointed Titular Bishop of Quiza and Fr Umbers Titular Bishop of Thala….

  • May 2016 '16

    Australian Catholic Bishops’ Statement ahead of the Federal Election – “A Vote for the Voiceless”

    Australians are again going to the polls. We do so thankful that the electoral process will be free of the violence found elsewhere. Our political system may have its problems but we have a stable democracy, which is not to be taken for granted. Nor is the quality of those who put themselves forward for…

  • May 2016 '16

    Archdiocese of Brisbane introduces paid leave to support victims of domestic and family violence

    The Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane will introduce paid leave for domestic and family violence victims as part of a concerted community push to eradicate the scourge. Archbishop Mark Coleridge said special leave would be offered to the Archdiocese’s thousands of employees across its parishes and agencies including Centacare. Another agency, Brisbane Catholic Education, was among…

  • Apr 2016 '16

    Pope Francis on marriage and family life

    The Vatican has released Pope Francis’ document Amoris Laetitia, “The Joy of Love: On Love in the Family”. Archbishop Mark Coleridge was one of two Australian-based bishops to attend the Synod on the Family in Rome last October. Archbishop Coleridge provides a brief summary of the document in the attached video. Pope Francis encourages marriage…

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  • Feb 2016 '16

    TJHC reiterates Bishops’ moral obligation to report CSA

    Australian Bishops and Religious Leaders are morally obliged to do everything they can to ensure police are aware of incidents of child sex abuse. Francis Sullivan, CEO of the Truth Justice and Healing Council made the statement today following the publication of an article in Crux magazine earlier this week and in The Guardian today….

  • Feb 2016 '16

    Brisbane supporters put their compassion into action

    In 2016 thousands of schools, parishes and communities across Brisbane will participate in Project Compassion, one of Australia’s largest humanitarian fundraising and awareness campaigns. This year marks 50 years of Project Compassion, Caritas Australia, the Catholic Church’s international aid and development agency’s annual appeal, which thanks to supporters, schools and parishes across Australia raised a…

  • Dec 2015 '15

    Australian Bishops to open Holy Doors for Jubilee of Mercy

    Continuing an ancient tradition in the Church, dioceses across Australia are preparing to open Doors of Mercy for the Jubilee of Mercy that will commence on the feast of the Immaculate Conception, 8 December 2015, across the Church internationally. Pope Francis wants the Holy Year to be for believers ‘a true moment of encounter with…

  • Nov 2015 '15

    Catholic Church releases guidelines for responding to civil claims for child sexual abuse

    Archbishop Mark Coleridge has backed new guidelines which provide a more simple pathway for victims of sexual abuse to seek redress from the Catholic Church. The Archbishop said the guidelines, to be adopted from January 1 2016, match the spirit of the Brisbane Archdiocese’s response to those harmed by Church personnel. The new guidelines, issued…

  • Nov 2015 '15

    POP’s day is tops for parish professionals

    Parish employees have been acknowledged for their invaluable service to the archdiocese at the recent “Parish Office Professionals’ Day”. 94 attendees representing 63 parishes, close to two-thirds of the archdiocese, were present for the annual in-service and networking event. The large turnout necessitated a shift from the traditional venue at the Francis Rush Centre into…

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