Bishop Brian Heenan
Rockhampton's Bishop Brian Heenan has raised concern about the impact of mining on family life, especially the 12-hour shifts workers spend in the mine.
Bishop Heenan says an increasing number of families adversely affected by the long hours are seeking help from churches, ABC reports.
"We're not condemning anybody, we're just simply saying that is there a better way we can support families because this is the way the mining industry has organised itself," he said.
"It's putting pressure on family life and what can be done by the community generally to support family life and minimise those pressures."
Mine hours worrying church (ABC)