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  • Update on how the Catholic Church has begun work on Royal Commission recommendations

      The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference welcomes the Turnbull Government’s response yesterday to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, including measures to standardise approaches to child safety and research to help prevent child sexual abuse in the future. The Catholic Church has already begun its...
  • Catholic Intellectual Giants in our midst – G.K. Chesterton

    Gilbert Keith Chesterton, more commonly known as G. K. Chesterton, was a prominent English journalist in the early 20th century. He died on 14 June 1936. Catholic Outlook looks into the life of this remarkable convert to Catholicism. “G.K. Chesterton ranks among the greatest Catholic intellectual figures in the past century, ”...
  • EXCLUSIVE: First Australian interview with Cardinal Bo (Part One)

      His Eminence, Cardinal Charles Bo, Archbishop of Yangon, Myanmar gave Catholic Outlook the privilege of a wide-ranging interview on current issues faced by the Catholic Church in Myanmar. During this special two-part interview, Cardinal Bo gives his insights into Aung San Suu Kyi, discusses the Rohingya people and appeals to...
  • Nothing soft about ‘soft skills’

      Weekly Column from the Executive Director of Schools, Diocese of Parramatta There is a view among some that Australian students are falling behind because schools are too focused on teaching what are sometimes referred  to ‘soft-skills’ like creativity and collaboration. Since when did deep thinking, being able to...
  • Catholic Church in NSW will work with Government on reforms

      The Diocese of Parramatta and the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney, along with the nine other Catholic dioceses of New South Wales, will work with the NSW Government in relation to its policy response to the civil litigation recommendations of the Royal Commission which will make it easier for...
  • Parish profile: Our Lady of the Nativity, Lawson

    Our Lady of the Nativity Church, Lawson is one of the smallest and most beautifully set parishes in the Diocese of Parramatta. It stretches the narrow ridge from Linden to Wentworth Falls and enjoys the stunning views of the surrounding valleys. Lawson has a venerable history, named after William...
  • News & Events Weekly Update

      News and Events across the Diocese of Parramatta and beyond   Diocese of Parramatta News   Pentecost Pastoral Letter A Pentecost Pastoral Letter from Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv and the Bishops Commission for the Plenary Council can be found here: www.catholicoutlook.org/pentecost Relic of St Anthony of Padua Parishioners...
  • Humans of Blue Mountains – Bridget

    Humans of Blue Mountains – Bridget. It started when I was doing some sport and I hurt my left knee. My ‘friend’ hadn’t contacted me over the week that I was laid up, and that wasn’t nice of him, so I said to the girl on the switchboard, “the...
  • Funerals short course to explore Catholic beliefs about death

      Dealing with death is never easy and when we find ourselves suddenly having to arrange a funeral for a loved one at short notice and with little or no experience to draw on, it can seem overwhelming. On four Wednesdays in July, ACU Centre for Liturgy is presenting...
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