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May 2018 '18
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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...
May 2018 '18
18th

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...
May 2018 '18
4th

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...
May 2018 '18
4th

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...
Apr 2018 '18
30th

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...
Apr 2018 '18
9th

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...
Mar 2018 '18
20th

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...
Mar 2018 '18
12th

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...
Feb 2018 '18
7th

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...
Dec 2017 '17
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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...
Nov 2017 '17
22nd

Independent audit finds archdiocese complying with safeguarding policy

An independent audit into safeguards for children and vulnerable adults within the Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane has found its parishes to be complying with policy. Archbishop Mark Coleridge has released the second annual...
Nov 2017 '17
20th

Australian Government Must Act Immediately to End Manus Island Crisis

The Catholic Justice & Peace Commission of the Archdiocese of Brisbane and the Social Justice Commission of the Catholic Diocese of Toowoomba call on the Australian Government to end the crisis on Manus Island in Papua New...
Nov 2017 '17
15th

Any change to marriage law must include protections for religious freedom

Parliament must work to unify Australians by respecting different views on marriage, Australian Catholic Bishops Conference president Archbishop Denis Hart said today in the wake of the result of the Australian Marriage Law...
Sep 2017 '17
23rd

Social Justice Sunday 2017: 'Everyone's Business: Developing an inclusive and sustainable economy'

The Catholic Church in Australia celebrates Social Justice Sunday on 24 September. This year, the Australian Bishops' Social Justice Statement is titled: 'Everyone's Business: Developing an inclusive and sustainable...
Aug 2017 '17
21st

New office to strengthen protection of children and vulnerable adults

Absorbing the failures unearthed at the Royal Commission, the Archdiocese of Brisbane has strengthened its efforts towards protecting children and vulnerable adults with a new role. The Office of Safeguarding and...
Aug 2017 '17
18th

Catholic awards honouring outstanding leadership return to Brisbane

Catholics around Australia are revealing the country's best Church and community leaders for a chance to be named a winner of the 2017 Community Leader Awards. Now in its third year, the 2017 Community Leader Awards, will...
Aug 2017 '17
11th

Homelessness Week in Australia

On any given night in Australia 1 in 200 people are homeless. While the media storm continues around the tent city in Martin Place in Sydney, Homelessness Australia has revealed startling statistics around the rise in the...
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