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  • An update from Bishop Vincent Long about the Royal Commission

    6 December 2017     Dear friends, Re: Royal Commission Update The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will shortly release its final findings on public hearings, and its recommendations, related to the Catholic Church in Australia. These case studies included evidence around the pain and...
  • John Fahey on faith, cancer and the luck of the Irish

    2017 marks 25 years since the Hon John Fahey AC became Premier of New South Wales. John made a decisive contribution to Western Sydney during government, initiating the M2 motorway and helping to bring the Olympic Games to Sydney. He is currently serving as Chancellor of the Australian Catholic...
  • News & Events Weekly Update

    News and Events across the Diocese of Parramatta and beyond   Special edition of Catholic Outlook At the request of Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv, Catholic Outlook will be back in print for a special, one-off December 2017 Christmas edition. This special edition will be a beautifully bound, 40-page,...
  • First joint Plenary Council meeting

    The first joint meeting of the Bishops Commission for the Plenary Council, the Executive Committee and the Facilitation Team was held on October 19-20 at St Joseph’s Retreat Centre in Baulkham Hills, Sydney. It was an important step on the journey toward Plenary Council 2020 which was announced by...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Cardinal Cassidy interview – ‘Friends in high places’

    His Eminence, Edward Idris Cardinal Cassidy kindly granted Catholic Outlook an exclusive interview about his extraordinary life, faith and work for the Holy See, speaking to journalist, Jordan Grantham. The 93 year old was the most highly-ranked English speaking Cardinal of the 20th century, meeting Mother Teresa, Oscar Romero, Kings, Queens...
  • News & Events Weekly Update

    News and Events across the Diocese of Parramatta and beyond     Postal survey on proposed change to the Marriage Act We remind you that the survey closes on Tuesday, 7 November 2017 (6pm local time). Any surveys received after this will not be counted. As we exercise our democratic...
  • This is what a Sydney Catholic looks like

    This is what a Sydney Catholic looks like – By Robert Hiini, The Catholic Weekly. This is what an average Sydney Catholic looks like – a lot like Shelly Barnes. The Greystanes photographer, wife and mum of three adult sons matches recent data which reveals the average Mass-going Catholic...
  • Msgr John Boyle celebrates new mission in Rome

    Monsignor John Boyle, formerly of St Bernadette’s Parish, Castle Hill, was appointed Rector of Domus Australia by Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP. Catholic Outlook spoke to Msgr Boyle on the six month anniversary of his appointment and the challenges he is facing in the Eternal City. Fireworks exploded from Castel Sant’Angelo...
  • Manly Reunion Gathering Address Part 6: Conclusion

    Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv, Bishop of Parramatta – Address at the Manly Reunion Gathering at DOOLEYS Lidcombe Catholic Club, Lidcombe, 30 August 2017   THE PRIESTHOOD IN AUSTRALIA Reflections on its future in the light of the Royal Commission   PART 6: CONCLUSION As we are cut loose from the safe...
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