Joseph Younes

  • 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...
  • St John Paul II and Humanae Vitae: An Inseparable Connection

      We live in a savvy, technologically-minded culture. Smart homes are on the horizon where one hardly needs to lift a finger to turn on the air conditioning, open the blinds, start the rice cooker, order online groceries, or even open doors. Voice commands, iris readers, and artificial intelligence...
  • Momentum building as Plenary Council marks two-month milestone

    Thousands of people from across Australia have taken time in the two months since the Plenary Council 2020 officially launched at Pentecost to consider the future of the Catholic Church. In May, the Listening and Dialogue phase of the Plenary Council began, with resources created to help people across...
  • Fertility Awareness & Humanae Vitae: “Good things running wild”

      In Orthodoxy, one of his great books, G.K. Chesterton discusses the energising paradoxes in the Church that shone light onto the faith that would eventually enthral him. He reflects, for example, that a thing that could be so “fiercely for having children, and fiercely for not having children”...
  • News & Events Weekly Update

    News and Events across the Diocese of Parramatta and beyond   Diocese of Parramatta News   Liturgical Ministry Formation Courses The Office For Worship is taking enrolments for its Liturgical Ministry Formation Courses for those who are interested in being Readers, Extraordinary Ministers of Communion, Bringing Communion to the...
  • Bishop Vincent Long’s Diary

      Sunday 22nd July 2018 – Wednesday 25th July 2018 Annual Leave Thursday 26th July 2018 Attends a meeting of the Bishops of the Province of NSW/ACT at St Mary’s Cathedral House, Sydney. Friday 27th July 2018 at 4:00pm Attends the Opening and Blessing of the Marist Learning Zone...
  • Applications open for $20,000 Catholic education research opportunity

      Catholic school educators are invited to apply for the opportunity to research a subject that will help schools meet a current or future challenge. Now in its fifth year, the annual Brother John Taylor Fellowship provides up to $20,000 in travel and accommodation for an employee of a...
  • Pope’s picks for synod leaders express passion for peripheries

      On Saturday, the Vatican announced Pope Francis’s picks for the four cardinals who’ll preside over an October meeting of bishops focused on youth. All four come from what the pontiff has described the “peripheries” of the world: Myanmar, Iraq, Madagascar and Papua New Guinea. Though a “president delegate”...
  • Catholic physicians highlight lesser known dangers of contraceptive use

      A team of Catholic Medical Association physicians and students are working on a comprehensive literature review of the medical effects of contraception, set to be available later this year. With about 10.6 million women of reproductive age in the U.S. currently using the pill, according to the Centers...