Daily Archives: August 24, 2006

A Tribute to the Life and Ministry of Rev Father Morgan Bourke Howe 1919-2006

The staff and members of the Catholic Justice and Peace Commission wish to acknowledge the contribution of Fr Morgan Howe to the promotion of Catholic Social Teaching in the Archdiocese of Brisbane.

Father Howe was the first Chair of the Catholic Justice and Peace Commission in the Archdiocese of Brisbane set up in 1985.
Homily for Funeral Mass of Fr Morgan Howe Archbishop John Bathersby

Tributes from friends, colleagues and parishioners

Stolen Wages Petition Delivered to Parliament

A petition calling on the Queensland Premier to undertake serious consultation with Indigenous people on its reparations package was handed to Member for Indooroopilly, Mr Ronan Lee, at Parliament House this week.

Executive Officer of Toowoomba’s Catholic Social Justice Commission, Dr Mark Copland, and Executive Officer of Brisbane’s Catholic Justice and Peace Commission, Peter Arndt, delivered the petition with over 1700 signatures to Mr Lee and requested that he urge the Premier to listen to the concerns of Indigenous people about the “stolen wages” of their people and respond in justice and compassion. (Full Text)

Commission Welcomes Middle East Ceasefire

Commission Welcomes Middle East Ceasefire
Brisbane’s Catholic Justice and Peace Commission today welcomed the announcement of a ceasefire in the Lebanon. The Commission’s Executive Officer, Peter Arndt, said that the ceasefire, which comes into effect at 3.00 p.m. Brisbane time today, offers a respite from the tragic violence of the last few weeks for all the people of Lebanon and Israel. (Full Text)
Brisbane’s Catholic Justice and Peace Commission has urged Catholics to support Pope Benedict’s call for action on the current Middle East conflict which respects the rights of the people of Lebanon, Israel and Palestine in a balanced and just way…read more