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  • Google Doodle celebrates Fr Georges Lemaître, proposer of Big Bang theory

      The Google Search homepage has billions of daily views and today visitors will see an awesome animation of Belgian priest physicist Fr Georges Lemaître, celebrated proponent of the Big Bang theory. Fr Lemaître (“leh-mate”) produced work that interacted with the research of other leading scientific minds of his...
  • Toongabbie’s Thomist philosopher

    Austin Woodbury Place is nestled in the quiet streets of Toongabbie, a hint of the little known history of one of Australia’s greatest philosophers, the Rev Dr Austin Woodbury SM. This Thomist, a philosopher in the vast legacy of St Thomas Aquinas’ thought, was much loved and held in...
  • News & Events Weekly Update

    Weekly News and Events across the Diocese of Parramatta and beyond...
  • Church reproposes Order of Virgins 50 years after its restoration

    The Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life releases the Instruction Ecclesiae Sponsae imago in view of the 50th anniversary of the revival of the ancient Order of Virgins....
  • Bishop Vincent’s Address for the Marian Lecture 2018

      Most Reverend Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv DD STL, Bishop of Parramatta Address for the Marian Lecture 2018 for the Marist Association of St Marcellin Champagnat 29 May and 31 May 2018     A New Generation of Church in the way of Mary  Marian Lecture 2018  ...
  • 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?...
  • 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...
  • Facebook admits to blocking Catholic content

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced questions from lawmakers about his company’s censorship of Catholic content during his two-day congressional hearing following the revelation that millions of Facebook users’ personal data had been compromised. Zuckerberg apologized and said that the company “made a mistake” in blocking a Catholic theology degree...
  • 32nd Anniversary of the Diocese of Parramatta

    2018 marks the 32nd Anniversary of the Diocese of Parramatta. On 8 April in 1986 Pope St John Paul II erected the Diocese of Parramatta and on 19 May in the same year, Bishop Bede Heather took possession of St Patrick’s Church in Parramatta which was elevated to a...
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