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Archdiocesan Media Releases

Apr 2019 '19

Church in Australia deeply saddened by Sri Lankan attacks

Australian Catholic Bishops Conference president Archbishop Mark Coleridge has expressed shock at the attacks in Sri Lanka that have left many dead, including Catholics attending Easter celebrations. "Attacks such as this...
Apr 2019 '19

Bishops call for politics that promote peace, common good

Australia's Catholic bishops have called for respect and understanding in the federal election campaign, reminding Australians they all have a part to play in combating "crude tribalism" and promoting peaceful public debate...
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...
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