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  • Sr Catherine’s Reflection – Peace and Stillness

    Magnificent clouds of jacaranda are breaking in to the rush of pavement walkers as they pause, looking up in silent wonder at the breathtaking blue-purple haze above.  Then, momentarily refreshed by these wondrous pools of quiet in their busy day, they hurry on. Already shopping malls are abuzz with...
  • A letter from Bishop Vincent Long about the Royal Commission final report

    15 December 2017     Dear friends, Re: The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse After five years of work, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has submitted its final report to government and will now come to an end. The Diocese...
  • New Vatican publication highlights Indigenous art, culture

    When people think of the Vatican Museums, minds turn to Michelangelo and Raphael. But a new book celebrates the prominent place of Indigenous Australian art and culture on display at the much-visited attraction. Australia – The Vatican Museums Indigenous Collection, which features some of the earliest known documentations of...
  • 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...
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