Adrian Middeldorp

  • Pope urges faithful to respond to the “cry of the poor”

    In his message for the second World Day of the Poor, Pope Francis has called for a new evangelisation that prompts Catholics “to make tangible the Church’s response to the cry of the poor”. In a letter to clergy throughout Australia, Bishops Commission for Pastoral Life chairman Bishop Terence...
  • Strong lay formation the answer for an outward-looking Church

    The training and formation of lay missionaries of the Church at all levels was high on the list of priorities for an international symposium in Rome recently, attended by Australian representatives on behalf of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference. The symposium, themed “Promotion and Formation of the Laity: Best...
  • PUBLIC NOTICE: World Youth Day Raffle Draw

    The World Youth Day Raffle will be drawn publicly this Saturday 27th October 2018 at 8:30pm by Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv in the St Patrick’s Cathedral, 1 Marist Place Parramatta, Precinct during LIFTED Live in the Forecourt. Winners will be published on the Catholic Outlook website before 1/11/2018....
  • Waiting for Gabriel – an afternoon for couples hoping to conceive

    Are you or your loved ones trying to conceive? This can be a time of excitement and great joy but if it’s not happening as planned you may be feeling great anxiety, tension and a sense of helplessness.  Most couples assume that pregnancy will happen quickly and easily and...
  • Caritas Australia Are Hiring

    Caritas Australia are seeking a Diocesan Director Archdiocese of Sydney/Community Participation Leader (NSW/Eastern Region). The role works closely and in partnership with the Diocese of Parramatta and, the appointed Caritas Diocesan Director in the Parramatta Diocese. NB: This is a position advertised by Caritas Australia and not the Diocese of...
  • Mexican Faith, Food and Culture feature at formation night

      Pilgrims continued their formation this week on the way to World Youth Day 2019 with an outline to the first half of the pilgrimage which will be undertaken in Mexico en route to Panama. Formation nights were undertaken at St Michael’s Primary, Blacktown and Sacred Heart Parish, Mt...
  • Vale Fr Eric Burton

    Fr Eric Burton, Emeritus Parish Priest of Christ the King, North Rocks died this afternoon at Rosary Village, Yennora aged 92.  Funeral details will be announced in due course. Born on 24 October 1925 and ordained 24 July 1950, Fr Eric was a priest for over 68 years. He...
  • All aboard to WYD Panama

      There was high energy at Patrician Brothers’ College, Blacktown on Monday 20 August as 150 young adults came together for the first Pilgrim Formation Night in preparation for World Youth Day, Panama. Pilgrims and chaplains joined together to begin a rigorous 12-session program over the next four months...
  • Catholic media provides different viewpoint and nourishes faith: survey

    The first comprehensive survey of people’s experience of the Catholic media landscape in Australia has revealed that users value Catholic media for the different perspective it provides and, in most cases, it has played a role in their personal faith development. The Australian Catholic Media User Survey was conducted...