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  • News & Events Weekly Update

    News and Events across the Diocese of Parramatta and beyond PROPOSED CHANGE TO MARRIAGE ACT Marriage is… The Church views marriage as a unique relationship between a woman and a man.  Marriage is also a fundamental institution for all societies because of its importance in uniting spouses as potential...
  • Sanctimonious Bigots Couldn’t Silence Francis

    When a group of Catholic students at The University of Sydney were attacked recently for holding a peaceful information session on the current marriage debate, the unprovoked attack made headlines around Australia. Catholic Outlook spoke to Francis Tamer, a 21-year-old Catholic student at that university, who can be seen...
  • Address from Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv on Social Justice Statement

    Social Justice Statement 2017–2018 – Everybody’s Business: Developing an inclusive and sustainable economy On behalf of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, I present the 2017–2018 Social Justice Statement, Everyone’s Business: Developing an inclusive and sustainable economy. This Statement is inspired by the teachings of Jesus and by the unswerving...
  • Bishop Vincent Long’s Diary

    Sunday 24th September 2017 at 11:00am Celebrates Pontifical Mass of the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time with Celebrating the Anniversaries of Marriage at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta. Sunday 24th September 2017 at 5:00pm Celebrates Pontifical Mass of the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time on the occasion of the Good...
  • Joint initiative to deliver a leadership program by women and for women in the Catholic Church

    The Council for Australian Catholic Women, the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, Catholic Mission and Australian Catholic University (ACU), are delighted to announce a joint initiative to deliver a specialised leadership program for women in the Catholic Church. Leadership for Mission is an initiative that has been specifically developed by...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Australian interview with Cardinal Burke

    His Eminence, Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke gave Catholic Outlook’s journalist, Jordan Grantham, the privilege of an exclusive wide-ranging interview on current issues faced by the Church regarding His Eminence’s work with the Holy Father, the media, Amoris Laetitia and the dubia. Cardinal Burke has made two memorable visits to Australia,...
  • Latest Appointments in the Diocese of Parramatta

    Most Rev Vincent Long OFM Conv, Bishop of Parramatta, has confirmed these appointments in the Diocese of Parramatta:   Sister Catherine Ryan RSM Orders and Ministries Commission commencing 15 August 2017 for a period of three years. Mr Ross Follone Diocese Audit and Enterprise Risk Committee (DAERC) commencing 25...
  • ‘Dear Friends’ – Bishop Vincent’s Homily from 17 September, 2017

    Most Reverend Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv DD STL, Bishop of Parramatta Homily for the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time in Year A at St Gregory’s Catholic Church, Kurrajong 17 September 2017   Dear friends, We live in a world that is full of conflict, injury and pain. With...
  • Book Review: What Does It All Mean?

    Book Review: What Does It All Mean? A Guide to Being More Faithful, Hopeful, and Loving By Fr Richard Leonard, SJ Paulist Press, Strathfield ISBN 10: 0809106418 Fr Richard Leonard SJ is one of the world’s best-known Catholic film critics. He is also known for baptising Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull,...
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