Welcome from the Bishop
Thank you for visiting the website for the Catholic Diocese of Rockhampton. The faithful of our Diocese stretch across the coastal beaches to the dry, far west of Queensland and cover regional cities, small towns, farming, business, mining, tourism and so much more. I trust this website will give you a glimpse of our Diocese, help you connect with a local church or event, find out about us and our work, and grow in your faith.
Most Rev Michael McCarthy
Bishop of Rockhampton
Bishop Michael McCarthy’s June 21st Pastoral Letter to the Diocese of Rockhampton – Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD) Legislation
Bishop Michael has written a pastoral letter regarding the Queensland Parliament’s proposal to legalise euthanasia (bill introduced May 25th).
He writes to voice his concerns and highlight our Catholic arguments against this legislation that will go to a vote of the Parliament in September this year.25 June, 2021 more
Bishop Michael McCarthy’s June 15th Letter to the Prime Minister on behalf of the Murugappan Family of Biloela
On June 15th Bishop Michael McCarthy wrote a personal letter to The Hon Scott Morrison MP, Prime Minister of Australia.
Bishop Michael asked that the Australian Government reconsider the permanent status of the Murugappan Family, allow them to stay in Australia and return to their friends at Biloela.18 June, 2021 more
Bishop Michael has appointed a new Vicar General for the Diocese of Rockhampton. The Diocese congratulates Father Peter Tonti as he takes up this important role for the next two year.24 May, 2021 more