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  • Australian premiere of The Sultan and the Saint

    The Australian premiere of a new film about the historic meeting between St Francis of Assisi and the Sultan of Egypt, Malik Al-Kamil, in the midst of the conflict of the Fifth Crusade, will take place in western Sydney on 29 July. This docudrama from Unity Productions Foundation (UPF)...
  • Bishop Vincent launches Race Mathews’ book, Of Labour and Liberty: Distributism in Victoria 1891-1966

    On Friday 16 June, Bishop Vincent Long OFM CONV launched Race Mathews’ book: Of Labour and Liberty: Distributism in Victoria 1891-1966. (Melbourne: Monash Publishing, 2017).   Fashioning a more equitable and participatory society: Sydney launch by Bishop Vincent Long of Race Mathews’ book, Of Labour and Liberty: Distributism in Victoria 1891-1966 The...
  • Abraham Conference 2017

    Abraham Conference 2017 | Many Faiths, One Humanity: Racism & Inclusiveness The Abraham Conference brings together Jews, Christians and Muslims to ​create connections, build relationships and discuss critical issues of importance to us all in a multicultural, multi-faith society. ​ ​We each bring our own perspectives, together we are...
  • Bishop Vincent Long’s Diary

    Sunday 18th June 2017 at 9:30am Celebrates Pontifical Mass for the Solemnity of Corpus Christi on the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of Corpus Christi Parish, Cranebrook Wednesday 21st June 2017 at 10:30am Meets with Deans of the Diocese of Parramatta at the Chancery Office, Parramatta Wednesday 21st June...
  • NSW Governor Philip Gidley King, Tolerator of Catholics

    Philip Gidley King was the third Governor of New South Wales, in office from 1800 to 1806. Governor King also oversaw governance of New Zealand at that time, which was part of the Colony of New South Wales until 1841. He was the first Governor to permit celebration of...
  • International annulment training in Baulkham Hills

    Canon law professionals from Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Kiribati, Guam, Australia and New Zealand participated in a special institute, for those who work in the Church’s tribunal ministry, at St Joseph’s Convent, Baulkham Hills from 15 May to 26 May 2017. The Institute of Tribunal Practice is a...
  • Bishop Vincent address: The Catholic Church in post-Royal Commission Australia

    Most Rev Vincent Long OFM Conv, Bishop of Parramatta address: “The Catholic Church in post-Royal Commission Australia” delivered on 16 May at Mission 2017: one heart many voices, Sydney, Australia.   INTRODUCTION I would like to pay my respects and acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which this meeting...
  • Calling young Australians to be part of an international conversation

    Young people across Australia are being called to share their views about life, faith, and their experience of Church through an online survey published today by the Australian Bishops. The survey seeks to capture the opinions and perspectives of young people as part of a national consultation process that...
  • The sad release of skipping church

    By Ryan Suckling, Eureka Street There came a time for me, as it does for many, when going to church was no longer obligatory. I suspect it’s most common in those middle years of adolescence, when parents feel the need to loosen their hold over you, but with the...
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