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Bishops formally convoke Fifth Plenary Council

May 25, 2021

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has formally convoked the Fifth Plenary Council of Australia, with its president Archbishop Mark Coleridge signing the required decree on Pentecost Sunday. The decree of convocation is the final necessary step...

Welcome Back to Mass - Archbishop Mark Coleridge

Jun 26, 2020

As restrictions to curb COVID-19 ease Archbishop Coleridge asks that we once again come together to rejoice in the gift of each other and enjoy the feast at the table of the Lord. Contact your local parish to find out when you can come and be with us...

Archbishop Mark Coleridge's Lenten Pastoral Letter 2020

Mar 1, 2020

As we come to Ash Wednesday we think of the ocean of ashes in which we have drowned as the fires have engulfed the land. Ours is a land of fire. Fire is part of the ecology of Australia, and it has been for thousands of years. But this was something different,...

16 Religious Leaders sign a Common Statement on the provision of high-quality end-of-life care

Oct 28, 2019

A number of religious leaders have come together to underline their commitment to palliative care and a rejection of legalisation of 'voluntary assisted dying' in Queensland. There is significance in so many religious groups finding common ground on this...

A word to the entire community of the Archdiocese of Brisbane

Mar 3, 2019

These last few weeks have been bruising for the Catholic Church in Australia. It seems that everywhere we turn we see stories about the Church and its failures with child sexual abuse. We have to accept that. The Church will never walk away from its responsibilities...

A word to the entire community of the Archdiocese of Brisbane

Mar 3, 2019

These last few weeks have been bruising for the Catholic Church in Australia. It seems that everywhere we turn we see stories about the Church and its failures with child sexual abuse. We have to accept that. The Church will never walk away from its responsibilities...

Archbishop's 2018 Christmas Message

Dec 14, 2018

These days there's a lot of death around both locally and internationally. Locally we are dealing with issues of the beginning of life and the end of life and again the shadow of death falls across that kind of debate, as we look at abortion and euthanasia...

Archbishop's 2018 Christmas Message

Dec 14, 2018

These days there's a lot of death around both locally and internationally. Locally we are dealing with issues of the beginning of life and the end of life and again the shadow of death falls across that kind of debate, as we look at abortion and euthanasia...

LISTENING. LEARNING. PRAYING

Dec 1, 2018

AN ADVENT PASTORAL LETTER By Archbishop Mark Coleridge At a time when the average age of Catholics in Australia is 59, it has been good to celebrate the Year of Youth which is now coming to an end. Perhaps it would've been better to have a decade of youth,...

LISTENING. LEARNING. PRAYING

Dec 1, 2018

AN ADVENT PASTORAL LETTER By Archbishop Mark Coleridge At a time when the average age of Catholics in Australia is 59, it has been good to celebrate the Year of Youth which is now coming to an end. Perhaps it would've been better to have a decade of youth,...

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