Jordan Grantham

  • Fr Luis on mission in Australia

    Fr Luis Herrera is the Colombian priest assigned to the Spanish-speaking community in the Diocese of Parramatta. Based at Mary, Queen of the Family Parish, Blacktown, Fr Luis is from Colombia, a country renowned for its natural beauty, stunning architecture and Catholic heritage. He is on loan from the...
  • An angel of hope in crisis pregnancy

    50 years ago a teenage girl found herself pregnant, terrified for the future and without much support. Little did she know her baby would thrive and that she would go on to help thousands of other young women in difficult pregnancies. That young woman was Jeanette Reid, who for...
  • Part One: Hildegard of Bingen

    Part One: Hildegard of Bingen shows Philippa “the liberating power of Christianity for women” She forcefully corrected the Emperor, prolifically composed celebrated music and founded scientific natural history in Germany. How can this shining light and Saint from the ‘dark ages’ be so little known and appreciated by Roman Catholics?...
  • Marriage and Life-giving Love with Natural Fertility Services

    Natural Fertility Services is an educational service located at the Diocesan Ministry Centre Blacktown within the Diocese of Parramatta. The Coordinator, Catherine Bourne, provides the Fertility Awareness and Family Planning Decisions component at the Diocesan Pre Marriage Courses and educates couples wishing to learn about Natural Family Planning (NFP) on...
  • Three Sisters at the Three Sisters

    The beauty of God’s creation shines in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney, to the appreciation of some unlikely regular visitors, the Dominican Sisters of St Cecilia from Nashville, Tennessee. Full white habits, black veils, American as apple pie accents, and faces shining with joy make the sisters easy...
  • Growing in Holiness Series: Ron visits the Blessed Sacrament

    The Growing in Holiness article series shares the stories of Catholics in the Diocese of Parramatta who are striving to grow in holiness through the means provided by the heritage of the Catholic Church. The Catechism of the Catholic Church states in paragraph 2013: “All Christians in any state...
  • L’Osservatore Romano subscription a ‘sign of devotion to the Holy Father’

    It takes three weeks to arrive and costs $250 per annum but that does not dissuade the 100-plus Australian subscribers to the official Vatican newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano. L’Osservatore Romano has covered all major activities of the papacy since it began publishing in 1861, including Papal visits to Australia of...
  • Anzac Day 2018

    Poem: KOKODA Twisted jungle, mud and rain, the mozzies and the Japs! And only our ‘unhappy few’ to save our land – perhaps. What chance had they to stop this horde? Who else was there to care? The Ninth would come from desert sands, but just ‘our few’ were...
  • Our Lady continues to provide refuge for Vietnamese Catholics

    Catholicism reached Vietnam in 1533, over 250 years before the first Mass in Australia. This ancient faith and culture is encouraged in the Diocese of Parramatta’s Vietnamese Chaplaincy, led by Fr Huu Duc Tran (Fr Henry). The rich heritage of Vietnamese Catholicism includes the apparition of Our Lady of...
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