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Brisbane Oratory ordains first man in pre-Christmas milestone

DEACON Conor Power has become the first man ordained for the Brisbane Oratory since it was established in 2015. He said passing the historic milestone was a sign to the Oratory community and to the broader parish community that “we really are committed to our parish and to the people of Brisbane”. Deacon Power was ordained to the transitional diaconate ... Read More »

Brisbane Archbishop backs call for urgent action on climate change

ARCHBISHOP Mark Coleridge has supported an open letter to Prime Minister Scott Morrison calling for urgent action on climate change. Archbishop Coleridge, who was among Pacific religious and political leaders who signed the letter, said “climate change in the Pacific is a matter of life and death”. “That’s why it’s important for Australians, including our political leaders, to hear the ... Read More »

Brisbane archdiocese launches Reconciliation Action Plan after three years in the making

BRISBANE archdiocese has launched an historic Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) that aims to correct “past injustices” by promoting new and stronger relations with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. “Those injustices remain a running sore at the heart of the nation,” Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge said, introducing the plan after an Aboriginal corroboree and smoking ceremony performed outside the city’s ... Read More »

Expert panel tackle philosophical issues of voluntary assisted dying

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A PANEL of experts delves deep into the complex, tricky and deeply philosophical issues underpinning voluntary assisted dying, that MPs could voted into law in Queensland early next year. A YouTube video of their discussion is compelling viewing for anyone wanting to understand the case against euthanasia fully, especially since Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk last week announced that legislation to allow ... Read More »

New encyclical Fratelli Tutti offers roadmap to build a culture of dialogue

AS the world looks beyond the global pandemic, the Pope’s new encyclical Fratelli Tutti offers a roadmap “not just for some, but for everyone”, according to Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge. “Pope Francis has spoken of the need for an open heart that gives birth to an open world, and this at a time when so many hearts and doors and ... Read More »

New icon to be a face of mercy for those coming to the tribunal with difficult situations

REGIONAL Tribunal judicial vicar Fr Adrian Sharp unveiled a freshly written icon of Our Lady Help of Christians to audible gasps at a blessing at Mercy House on September 14. “It was just stunning,” Regional Tribunal director in Brisbane archdiocese Paul Shogren said. “It’s a powerful and beautiful icon that Sr Josephine Marie has written.” Sr Josephine Marie, of the ... Read More »

Bishops call for compassionate view in wave of politicking over COVID-19 quarantine restrictions

BRISBANE Archbishop Mark Coleridge has called for compassion as the Queensland Government maintains tough COVID-19 quarantine rules that barred a Canberra-based nurse from attending her father’s funeral. “If proper precautions are taken in the interests of public health, compassion means that people should be allowed to attend funerals, to visit terminally ill family members before they die, to make mercy ... Read More »

Queensland bishops urge action on COVID-led social and economic issues as state election looms

QUEENSLAND’S Catholic Bishops have taken an unprecedented step into the political arena ahead of the Queensland election, demanding action on key social and economic issues and delivering a community call to arms to work with “common purpose” to find a way out of the COVID-19 crisis. “As Catholic citizens, we have the opportunity, like all citizens, to participate in the ... Read More »

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