Posts Tagged ‘Brisbane’

Too much talk – now is time for climate action

Monday, March 11th, 2024
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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

Brisbane war memorial vandal blames God and Pope

Monday, July 24th, 2017

One of the four men accused of desecrating a Brisbane war memorial on Ash Wednesday used Pope Francis’s messages of peace to justify the removal of a brass sword from a stone crucifix. In a police interview the day after the alleged desecration, Dowling admitted to removing the sword, and when asked whether he was Read more

Aussie priest slams marriage letter going to schools

Friday, June 26th, 2015

A Brisbane priest has hit out against the distribution to school children of a letter from Australia’s bishops arguing against same-sex marriage. The decision to publish and distribute the “Don’t Mess with Marriage” booklet in Catholic schools across Australia has angered Fr Terry Fitzpatrick. “I feel angry and disappointed, but not surprised, that the hierarchy Read more

Brisbane archbishop: No money, no mission

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

The Church isn’t a business but without money there can be no mission, Archbishop Mark Coleridge of Brisbane has said in a message to his diocese. Introducing a new approach to archdiocesan fundraising, he said  some of the strategies that worked well in the past no longer work as well as they did. “Therefore, we Read more