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Archdiocesan Media Releases

Mar 2019 '19

Catholic Church calls for living wage for Australian families

Neither employers nor governments are doing enough to support low-paid Australians, and particularly Australian families, the Catholic Church has told the Fair Work Commission. The Church has made submissions on the minimum...
Feb 2019 '19

Statement from Archbishop Mark Coleridge, President of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, RE: the Cardinal Pell Verdict

The news of Cardinal George Pell's conviction on historical child sexual abuse charges has shocked many across Australia and around the world, including the Catholic Bishops of Australia. The Bishops agree that everyone...
Dec 2018 '18

Most dioceses have now entered the National Redress Scheme

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference is pleased that about 90 per cent of all parishes, diocesan schools and ministries have now officially joined the National Redress Scheme. Social Services Minister Paul Fletcher has...
Dec 2018 '18

Audit reveals Archdiocese complying with safeguarding policy

The Archdiocese of Brisbane's third independent audit into its safeguards for children and vulnerable adults has found its parishes to be complying with the safeguarding policy. The Archdiocese has released the external...
Nov 2018 '18

Bishops warn against rush to remove religious freedoms

Parliament should not repeal protections for religious schools but should provide a positive recognition of the right of schools to operate according to their faith, the Australian Catholic bishops have said. The Shadow...
Oct 2018 '18

Catholic Church stands with Prime Minister, renews apology

The leaders of Catholic Religious Australia (CRA) and the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC) have welcomed Prime Minister Scott Morrison's apology to survivors of institutional child sexual abuse and recommitted...
Aug 2018 '18

Child Protection Sunday is a time to consider how you can play your part

National Child Protection Week starts Sunday, September 2 and runs through to Saturday, September 8. The Sunday September 2 launch of this National initiative has been chosen by the National Association for Prevention of...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Apr 2018 '18

New Apostolic Exhortation "Gaudete et exsultate" (Rejoice and be glad)

The full text of Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation "Gaudete et exsultate" (Rejoice and be glad) APOSTOLIC EXHORTATION
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...
Mar 2018 '18

Port Pirie and Broome Dioceses lead the way for Plenary Council

More than 200 people from remote and rural parts of the Diocese of Port Pirie in South Australia have gathered together under the theme 'Looking forward in hope towards 2020'. This was the first major gathering in Australia...
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...
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...
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