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  • Simon Carrington fired up for chastity at ACYF 2017

    Newly married couple Simon and Madeleine Carrington founded Fire Up Ministries last year to promote the New Evangelisation and chastity. Their ministry was a hit at the Australian Catholic Youth Festival 2017 (ACYF) and is currently based at Our Lady of the Rosary Parish, St Marys. ACYF was the...
  • Pope Francis message for Vocations

    MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR THE 2018 WORLD DAY OF VOCATIONS   Dear Brothers and Sisters, Next October , the Fifteenth Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops will meet to discuss the theme of young people and in particular the relationship between young people, faith...
  • Good Shepherd Sunday

    Good Shepherd Sunday will be celebrated in Catholic parishes across Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains this Sunday, 22 April. The Catholic Church invites you to pray for those you might know whom God may be calling to a priestly vocation and would benefit from your prayers. A message from Fr John...
  • New program launched to form young women in Leadership for Mission

    Thirteen young women from across Australia gathered in Sydney recently as part of the inaugural intake for an inspiring new education and formation program called Leadership for Mission. Leadership for Mission, which was launched at a special event at Mount St Benedict, Pennant Hills on April 5, is an...
  • Catholic parishes lead the way as multicultural communities

    Around half (51%) of all Australian Catholic parishes are multicultural. Latest survey results released from the National Church Life Survey highlight that culturally diverse parishes are significantly more common in the Catholic Church compared with other Christian denominations. “Australia is a multicultural nation, and has among the highest proportions...
  • Facebook admits to blocking Catholic content

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced questions from lawmakers about his company’s censorship of Catholic content during his two-day congressional hearing following the revelation that millions of Facebook users’ personal data had been compromised. Zuckerberg apologized and said that the company “made a mistake” in blocking a Catholic theology degree...
  • New website helps people with disability access the sacraments

    The Australian Catholic Disability Council has launched a new website to help ensure people with disability can prepare for and participate fully in the sacramental life of the Church. Bishop Terry Brady, Bishops’ Delegate for Disability Issues, said the website is an extension of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference’s...
  • Port Pirie and Broome Dioceses lead the way for Plenary Council

    More than 200 people from remote and rural parts of the Diocese of Port Pirie in South Australia have gathered together under the theme ‘Looking forward in hope towards 2020’.  This was the first major gathering in Australia since the announcement earlier this week of the 2020 Plenary Council....
  • Psyche Mae’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. SIXTH SUNDAY OF LENT/PALM SUNDAY – 25 March, 2018                      Caritas Australia is working with Filipino youth to improve education opportunities and...
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