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Don’t alter marriage

AN organisation opposing the legalisation of same-sex marriage has expressed concern of a potential “policy vacuum” on the issue in the new Tony Abbott-led Federal Government. Australian Family Association spokesman Luke McCormack said “the elected Liberal Party candidates have been promised that the Liberal party room will have a vote to decide whether man and woman marriage will be official ... Read More »

New leader chosen for capital

New leader chosen for capital

BRISBANE Archbishop Mark Coleridge has welcomed news of the appointment of Bishop Christopher Prowse as Archbishop of Canberra and Goulburn. The appointment means Bishop Prowse, (pictured) a close friend of Archbishop Coleridge’s, will be also his successor. Archbishop Coleridge headed the See of Canberra and Goulburn from 2006 to 2012 before taking up his appointment in Brisbane archdiocese last year. ... Read More »

‘I was hungry and you gave me food’

‘I was hungry and you gave me food’

The Australian Catholic Bishops’ Conference have released the 2013 Social Justice Statement, PAUL DOBBYN takes a look at the document. AUSTRALIA’S Catholic Bishops have called on Australians to “confront the challenge of world poverty” in their 2013-14 statement on social justice. The Australian Catholic Bishops’ Conference statement Lazarus at Our Gate: A critical moment in the fight against world poverty ... Read More »

National Liturgical Council reviews Lectionary for Mass

National Liturgical Council reviews Lectionary for Mass

THE revision of the Australian Lectionary for Mass “out of print and wearing out in many parishes” was discussed at the recent National Liturgical Council of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference held at Brisbane’s Francis Rush Centre. Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge chaired the meeting held on September 11. NLC secretary Dr Paul Taylor said the meeting was informed the Australian ... Read More »

New vision for Edmund Rice Network in Oceania

New vision for Edmund Rice Network in Oceania

THE Edmund Rice Network, in partnership with the Christian Brothers congregation, has launched a blueprint to chart a new era for Oceania province. The blueprint, Imagination for Mission, seeks to create a new sense of mission for the province founded in 2007 comprising the four former provinces of the order in Australia and NZ as well as the regions of ... Read More »

Tim Fischer tells tales of Vatican life

Tim Fischer tells tales of Vatican life

TIM Fischer has given a measured response to the thorny question of the comparative diplomatic skills of Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and opposition leader Tony Abbott. Australia’s former Deputy Prime Minister and ex-Ambassador to the Holy See was in Brisbane last week to launch his latest book Holy See, Unholy Me. Prompting the question was Mr Fischer’s obvious respect in ... Read More »

Election issues brought to light

UNACCEPTABLE levels of poverty in Australia, education funding, the rights of asylum seekers, pro-life issues, same-sex marriage and climate change continue to be key issues in the lead up to the federal election on September 7. The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference in a statement said they “encouraged Catholics to look beyond their own individual needs to apply a different test ... Read More »

Four-star rating for ACU

AUSTRALIAN Catholic University students will have extra confidence of tracking down a job work after graduation. ACU has received a four-star rating in all three crucial graduate outcomes categories in The Good Universities Guide to Universities, TAFEs and Higher Education Providers 2014. The categories are: Getting a Job, Positive Graduate Outcomes and Graduate Starting Salary. Vice-Chancellor professor Greg Craven said ... Read More »

Leaders to share charismatic gifts

MORE than 100 Australian and New Zealand charismatic prayer group and community leaders will gather in Brisbane from September 6-8 for the first National Leaders Gathering. It is the first time leaders from the Catholic Charismatic Renewal in Australia and New Zealand will gather. Organised by the National Service Committee of CCR Australia, the gathering will meet at St John’s ... Read More »

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