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  • 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...
  • Manly Reunion Gathering Address Part 1: Introduction

    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 1: INTRODUCTION Thank you for this opportunity to share with...
  • Bishop Vincent Long’s Diary

    Sunday 8th October 2017 at 11:00am Celebrates Solemn Pontifical Mass of the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta. Monday 9th October 2017 – Saturday 14th October 2017 On Annual Retreat. Tuesday 17th October 2017 Attends a meeting of the Bishop’s Commission of Pastoral Life. Wednesday...
  • 500th Anniversary of the Reformation Commemoration

    The Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney invites you to the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation Commemoration. This gathering will focus on the historical event from the 16th century which left its imprint on many areas of society throughout the centuries and launched a history of learning. In addition to Most Rev...
  • Putting the HSC into perspective

    Weekly Column from the Executive Director of Schools, Diocese of Parramatta Year 12 students across NSW are in the home-straight as they prepare for the Higher School Certificate (HSC) which starts on 16 October. The HSC marks the end of formal schooling and the period leading up to the...
  • Cardinal Gilroy Biography

    CARDINAL NORMAN THOMAS GILROY BIOGRAPHY Cardinal Gilroy was Archbishop of Sydney from 1940 to 1971. At that time the parishes of the Diocese of Parramatta were still part of the Archdiocese of Sydney. A biography by John Luttrell fms, entitled Norman Thomas Gilroy: An Obedient Life (St Pauls Publications),...
  • Have we lost the capacity to have a discussion?

    Bishop Robert Barron from Word on Fire Catholic Ministries ponders whether we, as a society, are losing the ability to discuss ideas and form constructive arguments. With the recent attack on Catholic students at The University of Sydney and other attacks, like the attempted silencing of Archbishop Julian Porteous, and...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Australian interview with Cardinal Burke

    His Eminence, Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke gave Catholic Outlook’s journalist, Jordan Grantham, the privilege of an exclusive wide-ranging interview on current issues faced by the Church regarding His Eminence’s work with the Holy Father, the media, Amoris Laetitia and the dubia. Cardinal Burke has made two memorable visits to Australia,...
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