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  • Fighting crime takes a team: Corrections NSW’s unsung heroes

    Pat Aboud is Governor of Australia’s largest prison, Long Bay Correctional Complex, where he has been recognised for his trademark toughness and concern for the well-being of others. His Parramatta childhood of faith, family and footy could not be more removed from his daily work dealing with some of...
  • This is what a Sydney Catholic looks like

    This is what a Sydney Catholic looks like – By Robert Hiini, The Catholic Weekly. This is what an average Sydney Catholic looks like – a lot like Shelly Barnes. The Greystanes photographer, wife and mum of three adult sons matches recent data which reveals the average Mass-going Catholic...
  • Australia’s economy must serve every one of us

    ‘Australia now has the second-highest net worth per person in the world. But we cannot justify this wealth if, in accumulating it, we have left behind those who are most in need’, says Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv, the Chairman of the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council (ACSJC). Bishop...
  • 125 Years of WN Bull Funerals

    WN Bull Funerals today celebrate their 125 year anniversary. Celebrating a mile stone is one thing; taking the past glories into the future is another. William and Mary Bull began their funeral company in 1892. William was descended from a member of the New South Wales Corps who had...
  • Manly Reunion Gathering Address Part 6: Conclusion

    Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv, Bishop of Parramatta – Address at the Manly Reunion Gathering at DOOLEYS Lidcombe Catholic Club, Lidcombe, 30 August 2017   THE PRIESTHOOD IN AUSTRALIA Reflections on its future in the light of the Royal Commission   PART 6: CONCLUSION As we are cut loose from the safe...
  • Manly Reunion Gathering Address Part 4: Holding the Tension Between the Old and the New

    Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv, Bishop of Parramatta – Address at the Manly Reunion Gathering at DOOLEYS Lidcombe Catholic Club, Lidcombe, 30 August 2017   THE PRIESTHOOD IN AUSTRALIA Reflections on its future in the light of the Royal Commission   PART 4: HOLDING THE TENSION BETWEEN THE OLD AND THE NEW...
  • Mental Health Awareness Week 2017

    World Mental Health Day is observed annually on October 10. This year, the Church has sought to celebrate this day as an opportunity to encourage a truly pastoral view that embraces our total community as the living Body of Christ. To be authentic, this view must include every member...
  • 10,000 people attend Western Sydney marriage rally

    More than ten thousand people streamed in to Fairfield Showground on Sunday 8 October for a Family Festival organised by the Eastern Churches of Australia and backed by the Coalition for Marriage. The large gathering demonstrated the strong support for a ‘no’ vote amongst Australians of ethnic heritage. The...
  • Manly Reunion Gathering Address Part 3: Having The Smell of the Sheep

    Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv, Bishop of Parramatta – Address at the Manly Reunion Gathering at DOOLEYS Lidcombe Catholic Club, Lidcombe, 30 August 2017   THE PRIESTHOOD IN AUSTRALIA Reflections on its future in the light of the Royal Commission   PART 3: HAVING THE SMELL OF THE SHEEP Pope Francis constantly...
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