Posts Tagged ‘Archbishop Mark Coleridge’

Too much talk – now is time for climate action

Monday, March 11th, 2024
climate action

Archbishop Mark Coleridge is looking to lead the way on climate action, declaring in a very clear message to the Brisbane diocese that talking about climate is simply not enough. “We have to listen to the cries of the earth and the cries of the poor. The vision has to become action” he said. Coleridge Read more

Call for unity after Indigenous Voice referendum

Thursday, October 19th, 2023
Call for unity

A call for unity has been made following Australians voting against a proposal to amend the constitution, thus denying First Nations people an advisory body for the government. Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge has issued a reflection, published by The Catholic Leader, saying to Australians “It’s time to look forward rather than look back. “There’s an Read more

Think laterally, be imaginative NZ Diocesan priests told

Monday, October 16th, 2023

Diocesan priests assembled last week in Rotorua were told they should think laterally and reach out in new and imaginative ways like they have never done before. Speaking for a second time to the Assembly, Brisbane’s Archbishop Mark Coleridge reflected on the experience in Australia and asked what the Church is learning. “This is the Read more

Archbishop Coleridge advocates for constitutional recognition of the Voice

Monday, September 11th, 2023
The Voice

Australia stands on the brink of a transformative moment as the nation prepares for a referendum on the Voice to Parliament, according to the Archbishop of Brisbane Mark Coleridge. In a recently released letter, Archbishop Coleridge (pictured) encouraged all Australians to educate themselves on this crucial matter, advocating for a shift in focus from potential Read more

End of celibacy headline – way beyond what Archbishop said

Thursday, August 24th, 2023
priesthood for Indigenous men

In a recent interview, Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge ignited a discussion within the Catholic community by proposing the exploration of pathways to priesthood for Indigenous men. This proposition, which suggests a potential waiver of clerical celibacy, aims to foster greater inclusivity and representation of First Nations Australians within the Church. The views of Archbishop Coleridge Read more

Leading Australian archbishop predicts end to priestly celibacy

Monday, August 21st, 2023
priestly celibacy

The Archbishop of Brisbane, Mark Coleridge, has indicated that the Vatican may be considering the end of compulsory priestly celibacy, potentially opening the doors for married Indigenous men to be ordained as Catholic priests. Archbishop Coleridge (pictured) stressed the need for the Catholic Church to evolve in order to thrive, especially in diverse cultural contexts. Read more

Beacon of hope – priest Bob Maguire laid to rest with state funeral

Monday, May 8th, 2023

Thousands of people gathered in St Patrick’s Cathedral on Friday to say their final goodbye to Father Bob Maguire, a beloved Australian priest who spent his life fighting for the marginalised and disadvantaged. Maguire, who passed away on May 8 at age 86, was remembered as a tireless advocate for social justice and a beacon Read more

Oceania region’s Catholic bishops assembly a “great joy”

Monday, February 13th, 2023

The Oceania region’s Catholic bishops have finished their week-long assembly in Fiji on a high note. “It has been a great joy for the bishops to gather this week to pray for and consider their shared mission as the Chief Shepherds of the region,” the concluding statement from the Federation of Catholic Bishops Conferences of Read more

Half of Australia identifies as Christian

Thursday, June 30th, 2022
identifying as Christian

Archbishop Mark Coleridge says despite a fall in the number of Australians identifying as Christian, fifty percent still identify as such. That means Jesus’s voice remains prominent in Australia, Coleridge says. Data from the 2021 census has just been released by the Bureau of Statistics. It includes figures on religious affiliation which show Catholics now Read more

World’s first online parish launched

Monday, November 29th, 2021
Brisbane archdiocese online parish

The Archdiocese of Brisbane has launched what may be the world’s first online parish enabling thousands of Catholics to practise their faith in the digital world. Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge said the innovation was sparked by the continued interest in online Masses. This is despite the easing of COVID-19 restrictions allowing parishioners to attend churches Read more