Latest in: Social Justice

  • Respect immigrants; they aren’t the enemy, Caritas says

    Politicians and community leaders must recognize the benefits of welcoming newcomers and not believe immigrants should be rejected automatically, said members of a panel launching the Caritas “Share the Journey” campaign. Immigrants and refugees need to be respected and assisted, not treated like an enemy, they said during a...
  • Bishop Vincent Long

    ‘Dear friends’ – Bishop Vincent’s Homily from 24 September 2017

    Most Reverend Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv DD STL, Bishop of Parramatta Homily of the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time in Year A with the Celebration of the Anniversaries of Marriage at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta 24 September 2017   Dear friends, One of the popular notions in...
  • Bishop Vincent Long’s Diary

    Sunday 1st October 2017 at 5:30pm Celebrates Pontifical Mass for the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time with the Indian Catholic Association at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Seven Hills. Tuesday 3rd October 2017 at 6:00pm Attends a meeting of the Diocesan Finance Council at the Chancery Office, Parramatta Thursday...
  • Have we lost the capacity to have a discussion?

    Bishop Robert Barron from Word on Fire Catholic Ministries ponders whether we, as a society, are losing the ability to discuss ideas and form constructive arguments. With the recent attack on Catholic students at The University of Sydney and other attacks, like the attempted silencing of Archbishop Julian Porteous, and...
  • News & Events Weekly Update

    News and Events across the Diocese of Parramatta and beyond PROPOSED CHANGE TO MARRIAGE ACT Marriage is… The Church views marriage as a unique relationship between a woman and a man.  Marriage is also a fundamental institution for all societies because of its importance in uniting spouses as potential...
  • Address from Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv on Social Justice Statement

    Social Justice Statement 2017–2018 – Everybody’s Business: Developing an inclusive and sustainable economy On behalf of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, I present the 2017–2018 Social Justice Statement, Everyone’s Business: Developing an inclusive and sustainable economy. This Statement is inspired by the teachings of Jesus and by the unswerving...
  • Bishop Vincent Long’s Diary

    Sunday 24th September 2017 at 11:00am Celebrates Pontifical Mass of the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time with Celebrating the Anniversaries of Marriage at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta. Sunday 24th September 2017 at 5:00pm Celebrates Pontifical Mass of the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time on the occasion of the Good...
  • Joint initiative to deliver a leadership program by women and for women in the Catholic Church

    The Council for Australian Catholic Women, the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, Catholic Mission and Australian Catholic University (ACU), are delighted to announce a joint initiative to deliver a specialised leadership program for women in the Catholic Church. Leadership for Mission is an initiative that has been specifically developed by...
  • Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv to deliver keynote address at National Catholic Mission and Identity Symposium

    The Bishop of Parramatta, Most Rev Vincent Van Long Nguyen OFM Conv will speak on the challenges of promoting Catholic Mission and Identity for the 21st Century at a major gathering of leaders in Catholic education in Sydney next month. Alongside Bishop Long will be a diverse range of...
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