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  • Make Your Easter Chocolates Slavery Free

    Please buy only slavery free chocolate this Easter. That’s the message from ACRATH (Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans) and a *coalition of social justice groups, in the days leading up to Easter Sunday April 16. Australians will spend about $2 billion on chocolate this Easter and much...
  • New appointment at Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research

    Internationally renowned cardiologist Professor John McMurray, widely recognised as one of the world’s leading authorities on the epidemiology and clinical management of heart disease, has joined the Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research. Throughout his distinguished career, Professor McMurray has instigated and led a seminal body of cardiovascular clinical...
  • Update: Australian Catholic Youth Festival

    The Australian Catholic Youth Festival organisers today announced preparations are well underway for the event that will draw 15,000 young people to Sydney from 7-9 December this year, and revealed some of the event details that will appeal to participants Australia wide. The Festival will be held in the...
  • News & Events Weekly Update

    Positions Vacant The Diocese of Parramatta is seeking applications for several positions including an Archives and Records Manager located in Parramatta. For further details, go to https://parracatholic.org/employment/ Applications for these positions close on Monday 21 April 2017. Shroud of Turin Exhibition: ends 18 April An exact replica of the...
  • Bishop Vincent Long’s Diary

    Sunday 9 April 2017 Celebrates Solemn Pontifical Mass for Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta, at 11.00am. Celebrates Pontifical Mass for Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord and the 32nd World Youth Day with a procession commencing at Parramatta Town Hall at...
  • Augustine Academy: an adventure in learning

    By Jordan Grantham   Ben McCabe founded the Augustine Academy, an institute of the Liberal Arts for senior secondary aged students in Razorback, NSW, after the idea came to him while praying in front of the Blessed Sacrament. “I find that I encounter God in a deep way through...
  • Independence for convict colony Catholics in Australia

    By Troy Lennon, History editor, The Daily Telegraph IT must have seemed unusual for prelates in Rome to hear a Liverpudlian accent coming from a fellow priest. But Bishop Bede Polding was no ordinary priest. For several years Polding had been the highest-ranking Catholic prelate in Sydney. He was in...
  • “Epic” production from the Archdiocese of Brisbane

    With thanks to our friends in the Archdiocese of Brisbane....
  • Australia’s Catholic bishops speak out for persecuted people

    Christians are the most persecuted religious group in the world, Australia’s Catholic bishops have told a Parliamentary inquiry. More than 100,000 Christians are killed each year because of their faith and the bishops highlighted how Christians had been driven from the cradle of Christianity in the Middle East. The...
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