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  • 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 Van Nguyen OFM Conv and the Bishops Commission for the Plenary Council can be found here: www.catholicoutlook.org/pentecost The Catholic Foundation May Appeal...
  • Disneyland for learners

      Weekly Column from the Executive Director of Schools, Diocese of Parramatta Psychologist and author, Steve Biddulph was on radio recently talking about raising 21st century boys in today’s world. He mentioned research that found boys were on average 20 months behind girls in terms of development. This has...
  • Bishop Vincent grilled over breakfast

      Braving light rain and icy winds, 140 young people from across Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains attended the annual Lifted: Breakfast with the Bishop on Saturday 12 May 2018 at Rooty Hill RSL. James Camden, Director of Catholic Youth Parramatta, kicked off proceedings with a warm welcome,...
  • Key challenge is to maintain Royal Commission momentum

      The Hon. Geoff Giudice, Chair of the Catholic Church’s new safeguarding body, Catholic Professional Standards Ltd (CPSL), has told a meeting of Australian Bishops that one of the key challenges for the Church and for CPSL over the next few years will be to maintain the momentum created...
  • Bishop Vincent Long’s Diary

      Sunday 13th May 2018 at 9:30am Celebrates Pontifical Mass of the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord with the Rite of Confirmation at St Raphael’s Slovenian Mission, Merrylands. Tuesday 15th May 2018 at 10:00am Convenes a Heads of Agencies Meeting at the Chancery Office, Parramatta Tuesday 15th...
  • Budget doesn’t address Catholic schools’ concerns

    Catholic school communities expecting significant initiatives addressing the concerns raised with the Federal Minister for Education Simon Birmingham and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull would be disappointed with Wednesday night’s budget. Whilst Senator Birmingham has promised the government will respond to the Independent Report of the Review into the Socio-economic...
  • Gonski: a blueprint for change

      Weekly Column from the Executive Director of Schools, Diocese of Parramatta The review by David Gonski into the quality of Australian schools was released last week. The report confirms what many working in education have known for decades: that our current model of schooling is outdated and we...
  • Catholic Church professional standards body releases draft Safeguarding Standards

    The Catholic Church’s new safeguarding body has today released the draft National Catholic Safeguarding Standards which will be used to gauge the capacity of the Catholic Church to provide safe places for children and vulnerable adults. The draft standards can be found on the new Catholic Professional Standards Ltd...
  • News & Events Weekly Update

    News and Events across the Diocese of Parramatta and beyond   Diocese of Parramatta News   Catholic Outlook Survey Tell Bishop Vincent and the Diocese of Parramatta what you think about CatholicOutlook. All responses are anonymous and confidential. Take the survey here: www.surveymonkey.com/r/catholicoutlook The Catholic Foundation May Appeal The...
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