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Brisbane archdiocese preparing to host massive discernment event for Plenary Council 2020

BRISBANE Assembly, an archdiocesan Plenary Council 2020 event, is expected to unite more than 600 Catholics across two days of communal discernment on October 4 and 5 at St Laurence’s College, South Brisbane. Brisbane archdiocesan Plenary Council co-ordinator Eric Robinson said the Brisbane Assembly would be a great chance for people to hear directly from the national facilitation team – ... Read More »

New Caritas diocesan director wants to inspire youth to care for the poor and marginalised

INSPIRING young people of Brisbane archdiocese to reach out to the poor of the world is an early priority for Caritas Australia’s new diocesan director Andrew Knife. Mr Knife, who recently took up the director’s role, said he’d “love to see more youth engagement” with Caritas, the Church’s aid and development agency. “Traditionally organisations like Caritas and others that are ... Read More »

Archivist – Archdiocese of Brisbane

Following retirement of long-standing part-time Archivist, the position has been reviewed and upgraded to full-time. Fantastic opportunity for suitably qualified Archivist to lead this small but essential office to new levels of service and support. The Archivist will oversee the Archdiocese of Brisbane Archives for the purposes of collecting, accessing, preserving, conserving and restoring records of historical importance to the ... Read More »

Indigenous hopes rising with the appointment of Ken Wyatt to leadership at the highest level

A BRISBANE indigenous Catholic leader has hailed the appointment of Ken Wyatt as indigenous Australians’ minister as a significant moment for reconciliation in this country. “I think that this is a great milestone and our young people need to see some leadership at the highest level,” Murri Ministry co-ordinator Ravina Waldren said. “They need to see that through reconciliation we ... Read More »

Safeguarding audit rolling out across Brisbane Archdiocese ensuring child-safe institutions

THE Archdiocese of Brisbane is to undergo a groundbreaking full audit of its safeguarding practices starting next month. It means that 25 per cent of Brisbane’s 98 parishes and archdiocesan offices are likely to be audited – the first archdiocese in Australia to do so. “I welcome it,” Brisbane’s director of the Office for Safeguarding Services Mark Eustance said. “It’s ... Read More »

Non-lethal strangulation doubles the risk of domestic homicide, but isn’t always easy to see

ARCHDIOCESE of Brisbane frontline domestic violence workers have urged a closer focus on strangulation in a bid to lower the number of fatalities in Queensland homes. Centacare’s Family and Relationships Services say any evidence of non-lethal strangulation places a victim immediately in a “high-risk” domestic violence situation. Their urgings are supported by a State Government advisory board that has issued ... Read More »

Decades of service – long-serving archdiocesan worker thanked and farewelled

LONG-serving Brisbane archdiocese staff member Sylvia O’Boyle was farewelled and thanked recently for her significant contribution to the Church. Ms O’Boyle finished up with the Clergy Support Office last year after decades of service to the archdiocese. Prior to arriving in November 1982, Ms O’Boyle had worked locally for an accounting and liquidation firm, as well as the Teachers’ Union. ... Read More »

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