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  • Listen to their voices, hear their stories and walk together into the future

    2017 Senior Australian of the Year, Sr Anne Gardiner of the Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, graciously accepted an invitation to write for the edition of Aurora appearing in NAIDOC Week. I’ve seen a few things in my time but if I was asked to give...
  • Black Catholics called to ‘change narrative’ in US

    ORLANDO, FLA. Black Catholics must work harder to bridge the racial divide in communities, the nation and within the church, while the Catholic Church needs to be a stronger force in confronting the systemic racism at the root of mass incarceration and economic inequality. That was the key message...
  • News & Events Weekly Update

    Australian Catholic Youth Festival (ACYF) Early-bird registration has now opened for the largest gathering of young Catholics since World Youth Day Sydney in 2008! Bishop Vincent & Catholic Youth Parramatta invite young people from Year 9 to 30 years of age to celebrate the young heart of the Church,...
  • How Santa Sophia College got its name

    Santa Sophia College is coming to Our Lady of the Angels Parish, in January 2018. The beautiful name Santa Sophia means ‘Holy Wisdom’ and there is an interesting story about how the name was chosen. A committee of parishioners from Our Lady of the Angels Parish, Rouse Hill, gathered...
  • Bishop Vincent Long’s Diary

    Friday 21st July – Wednesday 2nd August 2017 Annual Leave. Thursday 3rd August 2017 at 11:00am Votive Mass of St John Vianney with the clergy of the Diocese at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta. Thursday 3rd August 2017 at 5:00pm Celebrates Mass for the Franciscan Schools Conference at the Novotel Hotel at Brighton-le-sands. Friday...
  • Mary: The Model Disciple – Part I Mary At Prayer

    Delivered by Seminarian Jack Green to IGNITE Youth at Saint John XXIII Catholic Parish, Stanhope Gardens on 28 May, 2017.   I – Mary at prayer So, the first stop in this talk is to see Mary as a prayer and I don’t think there is a better place...
  • Bishop Vincent, Parra Catholic, Trafficking

    ‘My Dear Friends in Christ’ – Bishop Vincent’s Homily from 9 July, 2017

    Most Reverend Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv DD STL, Bishop of Parramatta Homily for the 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time in Year A 2017 9 July 2017     My dear friends in Christ, I think I would be stating the obvious if I said that it has never...
  • Chisholm Cottage – Ready for Regional Families

    Chisholm Cottage – Sisters of Charity Outreach’s low-cost, shared accommodation service for regional NSW families needing to stay in Sydney for medical services and hospital stays – was officially re-opened today by The Honourable Rick Colless, MLC. Often referred to as “a home away from home” by regional families,...
  • Karl Keating retires from Catholic Answers

    Today is my last day with Catholic Answers. Starting tomorrow, I will be fully retired from the apostolate. I won’t fully retire from apologetics, which I will continue to engage in, but now when I go to the Catholic Answers office it will be as a guest and not...
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