Latest in: Life, Marriage & Family

  • URGENT: Please sign the petition!

    Parishes across Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains will this week be receiving information packs around a proposed bill – Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017 – that is expected to be introduced into the New South Wales Parliament sometime during the second half of 2017. These packs include posters,...
  • News & Events Weekly Update

    Postal plebiscite on “same-sex marriage” announced The Australian Government has announced there will be a postal plebiscite on whether the definition of marriage in the Marriage Act 1961 should be changed to include “same-sex marriage”. Ballot papers will be sent out to households on Tuesday, 12 September and all...
  • News & Events Weekly Update

    Australian Catholic Youth Festival (ACYF) Early-bird registration has now opened for the largest gathering of young Catholics since World Youth Day Sydney in 2008! Bishop Vincent & Catholic Youth Parramatta invite young people from Year 9 to 30 years of age to celebrate the young heart of the Church,...
  • Pope on St Paul: model of preaching, persecution and prayer

    The life of St Paul, characterised by preaching, persecutions and prayer, can be a model for all Christians today. That was the theme of Pope Francis’ homily at his Santa Marta Mass. Reflecting on the first reading from the Acts of the Apostles, Pope Francis described St Paul as...
  • Parents could lose kids under new Canadian transgender law   

    A new law in Ontario, Canada, threatens to take children from “abusive” parents who do not agree with them changing their gender. Australian Christian Lobby Managing Director Lyle Shelton warned that if the gender diversity requirement was removed from the Marriage Act, pressure would build for similar law here. Ontario’s...
  • 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...
  • Pope Francis: The family, Europe’s most precious treasure

    Pope Francis received an audience from members of the European Federation of Catholic Family Associations or (FAFCE). The federation was meeting the Pope on the occasion of its 20th Anniversary. FAFCE represents Catholic family associations from 14 European countries and has participatory status with the Council of Europe. In his...
  • Bishop Vincent Long’s Diary

    Sunday 11th June 2017 at 11:30am Celebrates Pontifical Mass for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity with the conferral of Confirmation at Sacred Heart Parish, Luddenham. Tuesday 13th June 2017 at 9:00am Delivers an address to the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary Province Assembly at St Joseph’s Centre for...
  • Are we giving up on telling the story of the full meaning of our lives?

    By Bishop Peter Comensoli, Catholic Diocese of Broken Bay The internationally renowned psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor Viktor Frankl experienced firsthand the utter depravity of Auschwitz and Dachau. He knew the immense physical torment, psychological torture and spiritual desolation of those most inhuman of places. They were not called death camps...
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