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Q&A with the Archbishop – Trust The Catholic Leader

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Archbishop Mark Coleridge will host a weekly Q&A for The Catholic Leader. In his first video in the Q&A series, His Grace comments on his Archdiocese’s newspaper, The Catholic Leader, and its role in providing news, formation, and a Catholic perspective in Australian society. For more videos, visit, or see our Facebook and Twitter page for updates. Read More »

Don’t just repaint, repent

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By DR EDWARD MULHOLLAND JOHN the Baptist has made his appearance on the Advent scene with his booming command to “repent”. What does it mean to repent? It is central to this penitential season of Advent.When my kids are finally ready to say “sorry” for something, which can take some time as tantrums subside and rationality slowly re-emerges, it is ... Read More »

Being a priest today


THIS is ARCHBISHOP MARK COLERIDGE’S homily from the ordination of Fr Nev Yun and Fr Stephen Gronow at St Stephen’s Cathedral on November 29. ONCE upon a time the answer to the question “what does it meant to be a priest?” seemed fairly straightforward. That was when priestly identity seemed clearer than it does now. But in a moment like ... Read More »

Embracing the Second Vatican Council

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SACRED SPACE by Br John Venard FMS AS a boy I sometimes spent holidays on my grandfather’s dairy farm. After dinner a daily family Rosary was the custom and with 12 children in the family it was beefed out with conviction. Sometimes one of the girls would come home all excited about a young man she had met and my ... Read More »

Consideration of people paramount

Sacred Space by Br John Venard FMS MY desk calendar has a quote from Sir William Osler who revolutionised medical teaching. “It is much more important to know what sort of a patient has a disease than what sort of a disease has a patient”. Sir William put people first; he was a people person. He was just following the ... Read More »

Archbishop offers gratitude for generous gifts

This is a letter from ARCHBISHOP MARK COLERIDGE to the people of the Archdiocese of Brisbane about the success of the Annual Catholic Campaign. IN June of this year we inaugurated the Annual Catholic Campaign throughout the Archdiocese of Brisbane. From Childers to Coolangatta and everywhere in between, parishes and schools came together to raise much-needed funds for important ministries ... Read More »

Gratitude a way to happiness

Sacred Space by Br John Venard FMS MY mother came from a dairy farm of 12 children where early evening meals were followed by the family Rosary. Bed by 8pm enabled the family to be up by 3am and deliver the milk in Kurri Kurri for breakfast; thus they survived. When Mum married a daily family Rosary was her norm. ... Read More »

Peter in our midst

DESPITE the different personalities and pastoral approaches of soon-to-be-canonised Popes John XXIII and John Paul II, “they were very much united at a deeper level”. Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge said this united approach was “in their witness to Christ crucified and risen”. He made the comments in response to recent media statements the two popes had been selected for canonisation ... Read More »

We are all participants in liturgy

SOME people claim that bad things happen to them in threes. In my case, it seems that enquiries about particular liturgical issues come in groups of three. If nothing else, it gives me inspiration for Liturgy Lines. First I received a phone enquiry about the minimum age requirement for a reader at Sunday Mass. Apparently a girl had read so ... Read More »

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