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Archbishop Coleridge calls for new nuptial catechesis following same-sex marriage poll results

Archbishop Coleridge calls for new nuptial catechesis following same-sex marriage poll results

BRISBANE Archbishop Mark Coleridge has advocated reconciliation and healing in Advent following the bitter same-sex marriage debate. In the wake of the postal survey and as new marriage legislation takes shape, Archbishop Coleridge has called for “clear-eyed vigilance” to ensure religious freedoms were protected, and a new approach to marriage preparation within the Church. “After a debate which was often ... Read More »

Diocese of Ballarat failed to act in the interests of abused children for decades, Royal Commission reports says

Diocese of Ballarat failed to act in the interests of abused children for decades, Royal Commission reports says

THE Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has exposed “catastrophic failure” in Church leadership in the Diocese of Ballarat. “That failure led to the suffering and often irreparable harm to children, their families and the wider community,” commissioners said in a report released today (November 6). “That harm could have been avoided if the Church had acted ... Read More »

Melbourne archdiocese had culture of secrecy to protect Church interests, new report says

Melbourne archdiocese had culture of secrecy to protect Church interests, new report says

THE Archdiocese of Melbourne allowed paedophile priests to abuse scores of children, according to a report released by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. The report, which describes “a culture of secrecy” inside the Melbourne archdiocese, was released on December 5, just 10 days before the Commission’s final report is due to be handed down. It ... Read More »

Augustinian brother who left Vietnam to be a priest prepares to be a deacon

Augustinian brother who left Vietnam to be a priest prepares to be a deacon

VIETNAMESE Augustinian Brother Dang Nguyen, who left his home country to join an order he didn’t know, will be ordained a deacon in Brisbane next week. The 33-year-old who came to Brisbane two months ago for pastoral placement said he left Vietnam in 2008 to become a priest in the Augustinians, an order that has no presence in his country. ... Read More »

Book compiled by Adelaide priest promotes positive Christian marriages

Book compiled by Adelaide priest promotes positive Christian marriages

MARRIED couples who have shared bread with an Adelaide priest have contributed to a new book that shows the path to love is not smooth but always worthwhile. For years Monsignor Robert Egar has welcomed groups of engaged and married couples to his home in Adelaide. The nights were an opportunity for Christian married couples to share stories of their ... Read More »

Capuchin Friars’ new provincial minister takes up position in Sydney

Capuchin Friars’ new provincial minister takes up position in Sydney

QUEENSLANDER Fr Gerard O’Dempsey says it is “breathtaking” to be elected leader of the Australian province of the Capuchin Friars for the next three years. “It’s a great responsibility and I hope I can live up to what the friars expect of me,” Fr O’Dempsey said as he packed his single suitcase and many boxes of books for his move ... Read More »

Meet the winners of the 2017 Community Leader Awards

Meet the winners of the 2017 Community Leader Awards

  HOMELESS people across the Sunshine Coast will have a new reason to cheer for their biggest supporter, Nambour Catholic woman Annette Baker. The Nambour parishioner and member of the St Vincent de Paul Society for 17 years was named Community Leader of the Year in Brisbane last week. Mrs Baker received the award for her contribution to Vinnies in ... Read More »

Broken Bay Bishop says Victoria should pay attention to NSW parliament’s decision on euthansia

Broken Bay Bishop says Victoria should pay attention to NSW parliament’s decision on euthansia

EUTHANASIA and assisted suicide are national issues being played out state-by-state, according to Broken Bay Bishop Peter Comensoli. Bishop Comensoli has applauded the narrow defeat of a voluntary assisted dying bill in New South Wales during a late-night sitting of parliament on November 18, but warned of the prospect of legislation in other states. He made the comment before Victorian ... Read More »

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