Joseph Younes

  • Good News Team choir bring the Good News to Greenacre!

    In the face of ongoing Christian persecution in the Middle East, and growing secularism in the West, an Egyptian Christian choir will be bringing their fervour, faith and zeal to Sydney this August. The singing troupe, called Good News Team, are in the country visiting churches and meeting members...
  • Chaplaincy reaches out to small but vibrant Fijian Catholic community

      The Fijian Catholic Chaplaincy across greater Sydney cares for a small, but faithful group of people from the South Pacific island nation who enjoy getting together once a month for Mass and shared community fellowship. Marist priest Fr Brian Wilson, who spent more than 30 years as a...
  • News & Events Weekly Update

      News and Events across the Diocese of Parramatta and beyond   Diocese of Parramatta News   Natural Fertility Services “My husband and I opted for Natural Family Planning (NFP) after our first baby, we’d struggled with other means of fertility management prior to this. Since then, we’ve been...
  • Anti-trafficking group loses Government funding

      ACRATH (Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans) has launched a national fund-raising appeal after today’s announcement from the Federal Government revealed that it would not be funding ACRATH this year. ACRATH’s $125,000 one-year grant from the Federal Government ran out on June 30 2018. ACRATH’s Executive Officer...
  • Survey explores young people’s hopes and challenges  

      Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP, the Bishops’ Delegate for Youth, says the largest survey of young Catholics ever conducted will further shape the Church’s engagement with young people and help the bishops tackle some of the many challenges young people face in contemporary society. The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference...
  • Human trafficking in developed countries more common than previously thought

    As many as 1 in 800 Americans is currently a victim of human trafficking, according to a new global report which found much higher rates of modern-day slavery in developed nations than previously believed. Andrew Forrest, founder of the Global Slavery Index, called the report “a huge wakeup call.”...
  • The Catholic Church, child protection and safeguarding

      The National Redress Scheme For several years, the Catholic Church has supported the creation of an independent process that would allow survivors of child sexual abuse to seek redress. One of the key recommendations from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse was the establishment...
  • From Blacktown to Brisbane for PROCLAIM 2018

      Between 12 and 14 July, five delegates from my parish, Mary, Queen of the Family Parish, Blacktown attended PROCLAIM 2018. The conference was held at the Edmund Rice Performing Arts Centre of St Laurence’s College, deep in the heart of the Archdiocese of Brisbane. We were an eclectic...
  • Hey Mr (Catholic) DJ

      There’s a pattern in Christopher Davidson’s photo collection. He’s either surrounded by a group of kids transfixed by his turntable and the beats he’s making with it, or by hundreds of party guests as they tear up the dance floor at a wedding, birthday celebration, or corporate function....