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Election 2016: Archbishop Coleridge calls on political leaders to build calm after close tussle

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BRISBANE Archbishop Mark Coleridge has warned that Australia faces a new political landscape where tactics replace policy, and the major parties – both Liberal and Labor – struggle to survive against the rise of micro powers. Archbishop Coleridge has delivered his stark assessment as Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s Coalition begins the difficult task of governing with a slender majority. With ... Read More »

Krakow 2016: Brisbane Archbishop asks WYD pilgrims to ‘cross the road’ like the Good Samaritan

WYD pilgrims

YOUNG people making a pilgrimage to Krakow this month are a “summons” to the entire Church to ditch the “bad systems” which encourage a merciless heart, Archbishop Mark Coleridge said. Commissioning more 70 pilgrims at a Mass at St Stephen’s Cathedral on July 10, Archbishop Coleridge said the parable of the Good Samaritan, which was the weekend’s Gospel reading, exemplified ... Read More »

Q&A with Archbishop Mark Coleridge

How should Catholics in Queensland respond (to the proposed private member’s bill in State Parliament on abortion)? First of all understand the legislation and what it is saying. And thatís important. Then understand the human reality of abortion. The situation in which a woman considers an abortion is an incredibly complex human situation. The point is often made that no ... Read More »

Eight appointed to new ecumenical council in Brisbane

Building bridges

A QUEST for human unity is one of the lofty goals that will guide a new Church council aimed at bridging relations with groups from other faiths and beliefs.Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge has appointed an eight-member Council for Ecumenism and Inter-religious Relations to build respect and co-operation across communities in south-east Queensland. “We carry an overwhelming message of hope,” chairman ... Read More »

Letter allegedly signed by synod cardinals a ‘Roman melodrama’, Archbishop Coleridge says

Pope Francis leads the Synod of Bishops on the family at Vatican

CONCERNS about the synod on the family written in a leaked private letter that was signed by 13 cardinals has made the synod look “not much more than a political caucus,” Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge said. In his most recent blog post for the Brisbane Archdiocese, Archbishop Coleridge said the “confusing” situation, which has been denied already by at least five cardinals, including Australia’s Cardinal George Pell, ... Read More »

Archbishop calls asylum-seeker policy ‘a moral failure’

AUSTRALIA’S asylum-seeker policy is a moral failure and an international disgrace, Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge said on ABC TV’s Q&A on Monday night. The Archbishop was responding to an audience question about the Australian Labor Party’s decision at a national conference last weekend to match the Federal Government’s policy of turning back asylum-seeker boats. Archbishop Coleridge said the decision reflected ... Read More »

Francis’ work a ‘gift from God’

Royal Commission flyers released

POPE Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium (“The Joy of the Gospel”) is something new and impressive and needs to be read by all Catholics, Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge said.Australia’s bishops are also eager to see Australian Catholics read and then embrace the apostolic exhortation. In welcoming Pope Francis’ publication, the Australian bishops thanked Pope Francis for the gift he had ... Read More »

Royal Commission information flyers released

Archbishop Mark Coleridge 2013-09-08

THE distribution of more than 70,000 information flyers will give Catholics throughout Brisbane archdiocese and the rest of Australia  greater understanding of the Church’s response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. The flyers outline the role of the Truth Justice and Healing Council in engaging with the Royal Commission and its role as an advisory ... Read More »

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