Catholic Life

  • Asante Viswasam on ACYF: ‘a vibrant atmosphere for personal growth’

    This article is part of a series of profiles on members of the Diocese of Parramatta who have been nominated to help prepare for the Australian Catholic Youth Festival (ACYF). To read other profiles and learn more about the ACYF, click here. Asante Viswasam is the Training & Compliance...
  • Light Up St Pat’s joins the Winterlight Festival

    Light Up St Pat’s will shine a brilliant array of colour and creativity upon St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta during the City of Parramatta’s Winterlight Festival. This initiative of the Cathedral Parish of St Patrick will further connect the Cathedral with the growing and diverse Parramatta community. Dazzling images will...
  • Mission 2017 address Part 3: THE CHURCH THAT GOES TO THE MARGINS

    Bishop Vincent address “The Catholic Church in post-Royal Commission Australia” delivered on 16 May at Mission 2017: one heart many voices, Sydney, Australia.   PART 3: THE CHURCH THAT GOES TO THE MARGINS Pope Francis constantly calls us to move beyond the security of the status quo and take the...
  • Australian premiere of The Sultan and the Saint

    The Australian premiere of a new film about the historic meeting between St Francis of Assisi and the Sultan of Egypt, Malik Al-Kamil, in the midst of the conflict of the Fifth Crusade, will take place in western Sydney on 29 July. This docudrama from Unity Productions Foundation (UPF)...
  • Bishop Vincent launches Race Mathews’ book, Of Labour and Liberty: Distributism in Victoria 1891-1966

    On Friday 16 June, Bishop Vincent Long OFM CONV launched Race Mathews’ book: Of Labour and Liberty: Distributism in Victoria 1891-1966. (Melbourne: Monash Publishing, 2017).   Fashioning a more equitable and participatory society: Sydney launch by Bishop Vincent Long of Race Mathews’ book, Of Labour and Liberty: Distributism in Victoria 1891-1966 The...
  • The murder case of Blessed Oscar Romero has been reopened 

    San Salvador, El Salvador, May 19, 2017 / 01:14 pm (CNA/EWTN News) –   A nearly 40 year-old murder case was reopened this week to properly prosecute the suspected killer behind the Salvadorian archbishop’s martyrdom. Because of an amnesty law that prohibited the prosecution of criminal acts stemming from...
  • Mission 2017 address Part 2: THE CHURCH OF HUMILITY AND SERVANTHOOD

    Bishop Vincent address “The Catholic Church in post-Royal Commission Australia” delivered on 16 May at Mission 2017: one heart many voices, Sydney, Australia.   PART 2: THE CHURCH OF HUMILITY AND SERVANTHOOD Cardinal Carlo Martini SJ said in his last interview before his death in 2012: “I dreamed about a...
  • Abraham Conference 2017

    Abraham Conference 2017 | Many Faiths, One Humanity: Racism & Inclusiveness The Abraham Conference brings together Jews, Christians and Muslims to ​create connections, build relationships and discuss critical issues of importance to us all in a multicultural, multi-faith society. ​ ​We each bring our own perspectives, together we are...
  • Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Sunday 2 July 2017

    News & Events Weekly Update

    Catholic Youth Parramatta (CYP) LIFTED Retreat: July 21-23 ‘Made for Greatness’ In its third year, the annual LIFTED Retreat is an opportunity for young adults 18+ to gather for a weekend at the Benedict XVI Retreat Centre, Grose Vale. This year’s theme “Made For Greatness” will encourage us to...
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