Around Australia

  • The sad release of skipping church

    By Ryan Suckling, Eureka Street There came a time for me, as it does for many, when going to church was no longer obligatory. I suspect it’s most common in those middle years of adolescence, when parents feel the need to loosen their hold over you, but with the...
  • Notre Dame University Vice Chancellor awarded honorary degree

    The University of Notre Dame Australia’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Celia Hammond, has received an honorary degree from The University of Portland in the USA. The Doctor of Public Service honoris causa was conferred on Professor Hammond by Father Mark Poorman, President of the University of Portland, on 7 May...
  • News & Events Weekly Update

    Positions Vacant The Diocese of Parramatta is seeking applications for several positions. For further details, go to https://parracatholic.org/employment/ Discernment to the Permanent Diaconate: 28 May Discernment Sunday #2 with the Deacon’s Vocations Team. Come for a chance to learn more about vocations to the Diaconate and have a chat...
  • 78-year-old Sydney priest to walk an incredible 740 kilometres on the Camino

    In September 2017 Jim Carty​, a 78-year-old Marist priest from Sydney, plans to walk an incredible 740 kilometres on the Camino in France, raising awareness of the plight of more than 10 million people world-wide who are stateless, (3.5 million in Thailand alone). Through sponsorship he will also be...
  • GALLERY: Bishop Vincent in Melbourne

    Bishop of Parrmatta, Most Rev Vincent Long OFM Conv recently attended the Marian Congress in Melbourne on Saturday 13 May. The event was organised by the Vietnamese Catholic Community in the Archdiocese of Melbourne to celebrate 100 years since the apparition of Our Lady of Fatima.    ...
  • Statement from the Bishops Commission for Catholic Education: Federal Government Funding Proposals

    The Bishops Commission for Catholic Education, speaking on behalf of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, has expressed concern at some elements of the Federal Government’s budget announcement regarding Catholic school funding. As Bishops, we acknowledge the difficult financial situation currently faced by the Government and the nation. We are...
  • Pope Audience: Look to Mary, Mother of Hope

    Pope Francis during his Wednesday General Audience continued his catechesis on Christian hope, highlighting Mary the Mother of Hope. On the eve of his Apostolic visit to Fatima, Pope Francis on Wednesday, described Mary as the Mother of Hope adding that she was a woman of courage, perseverance and...
  • Seeing God’s Voice

    Finding silence to hear God’s voice can be difficult in these busy, connected times but the deaf Catholic community in Seven Hills regularly ‘sees’ God’s voice in a quiet signed Mass, each third Sunday of the month at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish. The Ephpheta Catholic Centre for Deaf...
  • Budget 2017

    Budget 2017: Fairness and compassion should be the cornerstone of our society Fairness and compassion should be the cornerstone of our society. How we treat our poorest and most vulnerable is a measure of our commitment to a fair and just society. Today, Archbishop Denis Hart, President of the...
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