Media Releases

Pastoral Letter on the same-sex marriage postal survey

Posted October 6, 2017
Dear Brothers and Sisters I have been away from the diocese for the month of September attending a course for new bishops in Rome. As a consequence I have missed all of the discussion around the postal survey on same sex marriage. The Australian Bureau of Statistics estimates that as of the 29 September 57.5%… View Article

Brisbane to host PROCLAIM 2018

Posted October 3, 2017
For the first time, the Brisbane Archdiocese will host the national Proclaim Conference. PROCLAIM 2018 will focus on inspiring, equipping and encouraging parishes and Catholic communities to engage in Evangelisation and Renewal. The theme of this year’s Conference is “Make your home in me.” (Jn 15:4) PROCLAIM 2018 will run across three days from 12-14… View Article

Pope Francis, Marriage and the Plebiscite

Posted September 25, 2017
Marriage Postal Plebiscite Australians are being asked to vote in the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey (plebiscite) to determine whether the legal definition of marriage should be changed to include same-sex unions. Ballot papers will be sent out from Tuesday, 12 September and all votes must be received back by Tuesday, 7 November 2017. This… View Article

Bishops call for an Inclusive and Sustainable Economy

Posted September 8, 2017
Australians are called to work for an economy that is based on principles of justice and equity – one that is at the service of all, particularly the most vulnerable and marginalised, says the Chairman of the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council, Most Rev Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv.
Bishop Long was speaking at the… View Article

Victoria Police charges on summons to Cardinal Pell

Posted June 29, 2017
In response to the Victoria Police announcement this morning regarding Cardinal George Pell, Archbishop Mark Coleridge, Vice President of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, said that “the Cardinal is entitled to the presumption of innocence, like any other member of the public, until his case is heard at the Melbourne Magistrates Court on 18 July…. View Article