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Archdiocesan Media Releases

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...
Jul 2017 '17
2nd

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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Nov 2016 '16
23rd

Church Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Saint John Paul II's visit to Alice Springs

On Sunday 27th November 2016, church leaders, parishes and Indigenous communities will gather together to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of Saint John Paul II's (JPII) visit to Alice Springs in the heart of Australia on...
Nov 2016 '16
4th

Catholic Church's TJHC welcomes Commonwealth CSA redress announcement

The Catholic Church's Truth Justice and Healing Council (TJHC) has welcomed today's announcement by the Commonwealth Government that it will establish and run a national redress scheme for the survivors of institutional...
Oct 2016 '16
26th

Vatican publishes guidance on burials and conserving ashes in the case of cremation

The Australian Catholic Bishops welcome a new document from the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith published today, 25 October 2016, regarding burying the deceased and conserving ashes when cremation is...
Sep 2016 '16
23rd

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...
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