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
Bishop Michael has released a special announcement on the Ordination to the Priesthood of Deacon Ashwin Acharya.21 May, 2021 more
The Catholic Diocese of Rockhampton invites applications from generalist HR professionals. The position of Human Resource Manager reports to the Director of Diocesan Services and is responsible for promoting a positive organisational culture that is focussed on Catholic values, performance and accountability.10 May, 2021 more
From 30 May 2021, you must have had the 2021 flu vaccine if it is available to you, to enter an aged care facility. This includes children over six months of age.22 April, 2021 more
The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference Commission for Life, Family and Public Engagement acknowledges that there are ethical concerns about the way some of the vaccines have been developed or tested.
Despite those concerns, the Commission follows the guidance of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in urging people to be vaccinated for their own health, and for the health of the wider community.21 April, 2021 more
The annual Pontifical Good Friday Collection helps the ministry of the Franciscan friars who have shared the difficult lives of Christians in the often conflict-torn countries of the Middle East for over 800 years.15 March, 2021 more
On Palm Sunday we remember Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem on a donkey. Jesus accepts death on a cross rather than engaging in violence.15 March, 2021 more