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  • 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...
  • 78-year-old Sydney priest to walk an incredible 740 kilometres on the Camino

    In September 2017 Jim Carty​, a 78-year-old Marist priest from Sydney, plans to walk an incredible 740 kilometres on the Camino in France, raising awareness of the plight of more than 10 million people world-wide who are stateless, (3.5 million in Thailand alone). Through sponsorship he will also be...
  • Fatima seers become church’s youngest non-martyred saints

    FATIMA, Portugal (CNS) — Standing before the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary, Pope Francis canonized two shepherd children who saw Mary at Fatima, but more importantly, he said, they heeded the call to pray for sinners and trust in the Lord. “We declare and define Blessed Francisco...
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