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  • 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...
  • Manly Reunion Gathering Address Part 5: Breaking Open the Priesthood

    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 5: BREAKING OPEN THE PRIESTHOOD I visited Mundelein Seminary in...
  • Manly Reunion Gathering Address Part 4: Holding the Tension Between the Old and the New

    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 4: HOLDING THE TENSION BETWEEN THE OLD AND THE NEW...
  • News & Events Weekly Update

    News and Events across the Diocese of Parramatta and beyond   Call for Nominations: Deanery & Diocesan Pastoral Councils Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv is calling for nominations for Deanery Pastoral Councils and the Diocesan Pastoral Council. For more information, including the nomination kit, please visit parracatholic.org/advisorycouncils or contact...
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