Posts Tagged ‘Australia indigenous Catholic’

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

Australian Catholic archbishop proclaims support for Uluru Statement

Thursday, September 30th, 2021
Archdiocese of Brisbane

Australian Catholic Bishops Conference president Archbishop Mark Coleridge has endorsed the Australian first nations Uluru Statement. The Statement was signed in 2017 by 250 aboriginal and Torres Strait islander leaders. It calls for the establishment of a ‘First Nations Voice’ in the Australian Constitution and a ‘Makarrata Commission’ to supervise a process of ‘agreement-making’ and Read more