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Upcoming Brisbane forum invites local parishes to discuss ways of Living Laudato Si’ in practice

AGAINST the backdrop of a summer of unprecedented bushfires across Australia, Brisbane Catholics are preparing for a forum on the Church response to the broad range of today’s environmental and social justice issues in the light of faith. Our Lady Queen of Apostles Parish, Stafford, is hosting the forum – Care for Our Common World: Living Laudato Si’ … Think ... Read More »

Townsville Bishop Tim Harris calls out extreme left and right for confusing public on climate change

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TOWNSVILLE Bishop Tim Harris criticised both extreme left and extreme right political narratives for misleading the public from finding a reasoned and nuanced understanding of the costs and effects of climate change. Bishop Harris said this reasoned and nuanced understanding was essential to enacting our “God-given” responsibility to care for creation. He said both the hard-left and hard-right stifled the ... Read More »

Prime Minister Scott Morrison joins climate of action over bushfire devastation

AUSTRALIA’S Prime Minister has signalled a government shift to take stronger action on climate change, amidst a Church leader’s call for an “ecological conversion”, and the country’s scientific and business communities demanding a solid response to the bushfire crisis. The chairman of the Australian Catholic Bishops’ Commission for Social Justice Bishop Vincent Long said the bushfire crisis wais “a wake-up ... Read More »

Brisbane and Suva Archbishops say Oceania ‘on front line of climate change’ in joint statement

ON a day of global climate strikes by students, two of Oceania’s most influential Church leaders delivered an urgent environmental call to action. Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge and Suva Archbishop Peter Loy Chong described Oceania as being “on the frontline of climate change”. “Elsewhere it may seem a matter of scientific debate or a distant prospect but, for the peoples ... Read More »

Climate strikers take to the streets around the world

STUDENTS mingled with grandparents, mothers with strollers, and workers in Hi-Vis vests. In 115 cities and towns across Australia, and across the globe to United Nations headquarters in New York, millions rallied under the broad banner of “School Strike for Climate” on September 20 to confront the climate crisis and press for change. They represented all ages and all walks ... Read More »

Archbishop Peter Loy Chong sees islanders move to higher ground, visits Brisbane to raise awareness

A LEADER of the bishops of Oceania has given Brisbane Catholics a personal account of the climate threat engulfing Pacific island nations. Oceania Federation of Catholic Bishops’ Conferences president Archbishop Peter Loy Chong spoke of the crisis in a homily at midday Mass in St Stephen’s Cathedral last Sunday. He was a guest of the archdiocese for the launch of the ... Read More »

Pacific Catholic leader to speak on the poor, climate change and the threat of rising tides

A CHURCH leader who has witnessed Pacific villagers forced from their coastal homes because of rising sea levels is to celebrate Mass in Brisbane next month, and will speak about the poor, the vulnerable and the challenges of climate change. Suva Archbishop Peter Loy Chong, who is president of the Oceania Federation of Catholic Bishops Conferences, will concelebrate the World ... Read More »

Brisbane bishop leads latest plan to heed Pope Francis’ call to ‘care for our common home’

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CATHOLICS across south-east Queensland are being urged to take up the call of Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’, understand its teachings and support an urgent environmental action plan aimed at protecting the planet. Central to the plan is a commitment to “ecological conversion” in parishes, Church agencies and schools throughout Brisbane archdiocese. Ahead of World Environment Day on June 5, ... Read More »

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