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  • News & Events Weekly Update

    News and Events across the Diocese of Parramatta and beyond   2018 Lenten Message from Bishop Vincent To read Bishop Vincent’s Lenten Message in full and watch the video, please visit: goo.gl/2F77m9 Pre-marriage preparation courses The Life, Marriage and Family Office are again offering Pre-Marriage preparation courses for couples...
  • Janaki’s story – A just future starts with empowerment

    For each of the six weeks of Lent, the Diocese of Parramatta is sharing one of Caritas Australia’s  feature stories of lives changed through support and empowerment programs. FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT – 18 February, 2018 In Nepal, Caritas Australia and its partners are assisting the country’s youth to...
  • Social Justice Update

    The Social Justice Office’s mission in 2017 was to welcome, protect, promote and integrate refugees and all vulnerable people. Here are some highlights from our year and a Christmas message. Human trafficking. Bishop Vincent Long launched Human Trafficking and Slavery by Sr Noelene Simmons SM, for the Australian Catholic...
  • Launch of Project Compassion at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta

    St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta overflowed with the faithful celebrating Ash Wednesday and the launch of Caritas Australia’s Project Compassion with a Pontifical Solemn Mass celebrated by Bishop of Parramatta, Most Reverend Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv. Paul O’Callaghan, CEO of Caritas Australia, spoke after Mass in a panel...
  • Next 10 years must deliver more for Indigenous Australians

    Darwin Bishop Eugene Hurley and the chair of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council have lamented the slow progress – and lack of progress in some cases – in the 10 years since then-Prime Minister Kevin Rudd delivered a national apology to Indigenous Australians. On February...
  • News & Events Weekly Update

    News and Events across the Diocese of Parramatta and beyond   Fasting and Reparation The Australian Catholic bishops have proclaimed the days from Ash Wednesday until the following Saturday (February 14-17) Days of Fasting and Reparation in sorrow for child sexual abuse and the healing of victims. In addition...
  • A message to the Catholic community

    Days of fasting and reparation in sorrow for child sexual abuse and for the healing of victims – February 14-17, 2018 Last December, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse handed down its final report. Like the Australian Government and many other institutions, the Catholic bishops...
  • Catholic Church backs PM’s call for states and territories to join national child sexual abuse redress scheme

    The Catholic Church has backed Prime Minister Turnbull’s call for the states and territories to join the proposed national redress scheme for child sexual abuse survivors. In a speech to Parliament yesterday, Mr Turnbull warned the states and territories to act quickly so a national redress scheme could be...
  • The Electoral Funding and Disclosure Bill threatens our liberal democracy

    Caritas Australia is deeply concerned that the Federal Government’s Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform Bill will undermine our democracy and stifle the voice of civil society. Caritas is calling for the Bill to be substantially amended. The Bill would place an onerous burden of costly red tape on charities...
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