The Holy Father has appointed Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher as the new apostolic nuncio to Australia. Most recently Archbishop Gallagher has been nuncio to Guatemala.
Why not commit yourself to praying for Archbishop Coleridge? How about a rosary once a month, or weekly?
You can register that you are praying for him on Rosary for the Bishop.
The announcement has come through that Archbishop Mark Coleridge, currently Archbishop of Canberra-Goulburn, has been appointed by the Holy Father as the next Archbishop of Brisbane.
We warmly welcome Archbishop Coleridge, and ask God’s blessing upon him as he leads our Archdiocese in the coming years.
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Official press releases:
Statement from Archbishop Coleridge: Statement from Archbishop Mark Coleridge
Statement from the Archdiocese of Brisbane: Statement from the Archdiocese of Brisbane
Announcement from the Nunciature: Nunciature announcement
(The above can also be found at http://www.catholic.org.au/index.php?option=com_docman&Itemid=355)
Other information about Archbishop Coleridge:
Canberra-Goulburn Archdiocesan website: http://www.cg.catholic.org.au/about/default.cfm?loadref=15
Other sites carrying this story:
Dominus mihi adjutor: http://hughosb.wordpress.com/2012/04/02/archbishop-coleridge-translated-to-brisbane/
Doohan it this Way: http://doohan.id.au/2012/04/02/new-archbishop-of-brisbane-announced/
Sentire Cum Ecclesia: http://scecclesia.com/?p=6316
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Many had predicted this move, so it isn’t really a surprise. For what it’s worth, I think Archbishop Coleridge is an excellent choice for our Archdiocese, and I look forward to working with him.
Ecce sacerdos magnus, qui in diebus suis placuit Deo, et inventus est justus.
Behold a great priest, who in his days pleased God, and has been found just.
One interesting thing about this blog is the “stats” page. One section shows what words people entered into their search engines that directed them to A secular priest.
An interesting one has emerged today: “rumours about appointment of a new archbishop for brisbane.”
Perhaps we will hear news very soon …
Cardinal Pell’s submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee’s Inquiry into the Marriage Equality Amendment Bill 2010 can be found here.
The way our political systems work necessitates people speaking up. Have your say in the current enquiries regarding the definition of marriage in Australian law.
Here are three easy ways to do so (the following information was sent to me):
1. SENATE INQUIRY: PLEASE send this prepared submission to the Senate Inquiry. Fill in your email, name and address …. then send.
2. HOUSE OF REPS INQUIRY. Send the same submission to the House of Reps marriage inquiry.
3. HOUSE OF REPS SURVEY on marriage amendment bills.
JUST CLICK HERE … https://www.surveymk.com/s/spla-marriage
Please forward to friends.
Check it out here: http://www.clergy.asn.au/
Melbourne’s bishops are going far and wide! Prayers for Bishop Costelloe on his new appointment.
Today in Rome the Holy Father appointed Auxilary Bishop Timothy Costelloe of Melbourne as the next Archbishop of Perth WA.
Although a Melbourne born, Bishop Costelloe spent time in WA as a Parish Priest, Superior of the salesian community and lecturer in Systematic Theology at Notre Dame.
In Melbourne he has lectured at Catholic Theological College and I can honestly say was the best lecturer I experienced during my seminary studies. I was lucky enough to be a student during his last year of full time lecturing, the year he was ordained Bishop. His four week course on Mariology the following year was a highlight of my final year of study.
In his media release Bishop Costelloe said
It is both a privilege and a joy to follow in the footsteps of Archbishop Hickey who has led the Catholic community of Perth with energy, enthusiasm and compassion. The beautifully restored…
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