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Archbishop Mark Coleridge directs parishes to adopt liturgical changes in face of COVID-19

BRISBANE Archbishop Mark Coleridge has directed Brisbane parishes to adopt changed liturgical practices for the peace of mind of local Catholics in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19), effective from March 5. In a statement, he said Brisbane archdiocesan directors and Brisbane Auxiliary Bishop Ken Howell had been meeting daily to monitor the advice of Queensland Health. Queensland Health had ... Read More »

Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge stands up to protect Catholic confession rights

STRIPPING Catholics of the seal of confession made priests “less a servant of God than an agent of the state”, Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge said in a submission to Queensland Parliament published early in January.  Archbishop Coleridge was clear – the violation of the seal of confession ran the risk of forbidding the celebration of the sacrament in Queensland.  “The state ... Read More »

Rosies boss Deacon Andrew O’Brien taking on a new role with Brisbane archbishop

BRISBANE’S homeless will have to live with seeing Deacon Andrew O’Brien less on the streets as he takes up a new role to support Archbishop Mark Coleridge’s office. The former Queensland general manager for Rosies, a ministry established by the Oblates of Mary Immaculate to bring friendship to the homeless, is the new director of the Archbishop of Brisbane’s office. ... Read More »

Brisbane students tell Plenary Council planners what they want for the Church

A BRISBANE student plenary assembly – the first held in Australia – has identified greater inclusion and equality for women, and a need for priests to be more tech-savvy as key issues for the Church today. “We are facing a crisis and we want to face it together, because the Catholic Church is important for Australia as a whole,” Brisbane ... Read More »

Coomera’s new Catholic school officially blessed and opened

BRISBANE Archbishop Mark Coleridge has blessed and officially opened St Joseph’s College, Coomera. Archbishop Coleridge told the foundation students, teachers and parents it was important to bless their college. “Not everyone blesses a new school,” he said. “But it’s one of those Catholic things we do to say this land on which the school stands is holy ground. “It’s not ... Read More »

New Inala parish priest says community rich with multicultural gifts

THE multicultural community of St Mark’s Parish, Inala, turned out in force recently for the installation of new parish priest Divine Word Missionaries Father Boni Buahendri. Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge celebrated the installation Mass, in front of a packed congregation of more than 600. Fr Buahendri, originally from Indonesia, said he felt “very warmly welcomed”. “It was really wonderful,” he ... Read More »

NDIS enabling 1000 Centacare clients to reach their full potential

Centacare client Zac Kimber, his mum and Archbishop Coleridge

ZAC Kimber is achieving his personal best in all that he does, thanks to the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Mr Kimber was one of more than 1000 Centacare clients who transitioned to NDIS since July 2017 and he commemorated the milestone at a social event with Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge on September 26. The event, held at the Archbishop’s house ... Read More »

Discerning the ‘voice of God’ among the people of Brisbane

HUNDREDS of Catholics who attended the Brisbane Assembly have returned to their parishes, communities and agencies invigorated with a message to “listen to the voice of God” and “hold your nerve” in discerning what is needed by the Church at this time.  “I’ve come out very hope-filled – just to hear that we have to listen to everyone,” 21-year-old Thomas ... Read More »

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