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  • Bishop biking for a benefit 

    As if leading one of the most far-flung Catholic dioceses in Australia wasn’t tough enough, one Australian bishop has signed up for a very different kind of challenge. Bishop of Wilcannia-Forbes Columba Macbeth-Green has joined Catholic Mission’s Ride to Reach Out, a 250km cycle through the heart of Cambodia,...
  • Mission 2017 address Part 5: THE CHURCH OF ALL THE BAPTISED

    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 5: THE CHURCH OF ALL THE BAPTISED Pope Francis urges us to be a church where everyone can feel welcomed, loved, forgiven and encouraged to...
  • GALLERY: LIFTED Live! with Steve Angrisano

    Catholic Youth Parramatta’s series of LIFTED Live events for 2017 launched again last week as International singer, song-writer and storyteller from the United States, Steve Angrisano joined the LIFTED Band and 200 youth and young adults at the Rooty Hill RSL for prayer, praise, worship, drama, testimony and adoration....
  • Bishop Vincent, Parra Catholic, Western Sydney Catholic, Blue Mountains Catholic

    ‘Dear Friends in Christ’ – Bishop Vincent’s Homily from 18 June, 2017

    Most Reverend Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv DD STL, Bishop of Parramatta Homily for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi) in Year A 2017   18 June 2017 Dear Friends, On Friday night, I was invited to a celebration of Iftar...
  • Greg Whitby writes in today’s Sydney Morning Herald

    “In Western Sydney, one in four school students attends a Catholic school. Some sections of the commentariat might not like it, but Catholic education is mainstream and we’re here to stay. Penny-pinching packs a punch on school spending, whether a student attends a low-fee systemic Catholic school or the...
  • Parents could lose kids under new Canadian transgender law   

    A new law in Ontario, Canada, threatens to take children from “abusive” parents who do not agree with them changing their gender. Australian Christian Lobby Managing Director Lyle Shelton warned that if the gender diversity requirement was removed from the Marriage Act, pressure would build for similar law here. Ontario’s...
  • Mission 2017 address Part 4: THE CHURCH THAT IS THE FACE OF GOD’S LOVE AND MERCY

    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 4: THE CHURCH THAT IS THE FACE OF GOD’S LOVE AND MERCY Prior to the Second Vatican Council, the Church was suspicious of the world which...
  • 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...
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