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  • ACU welcomes two leaders to senior leadership team

    The University’s Senate on Tuesday 15 August endorsed the appointments of Father Anthony Casamento CSMA as ACU’s inaugural Vice President and Professor Hayden Ramsay as Pro Vice-Chancellor Assisting the Vice-Chancellor and President and Professor of Catholic Philosophy. The newly created position of Vice President is responsible for the Catholic-related...
  • News & Events Weekly Update

    Postal plebiscite on “same-sex marriage” announced The Australian Government has announced there will be a postal plebiscite on whether the definition of marriage in the Marriage Act 1961 should be changed to include “same-sex marriage”. Ballot papers will be sent out to households on Tuesday, 12 September and all...
  • The Heart of the Priesthood

    National Vocations Awareness Week: 6-13 August 2017 There was once a religious brother from Victoria who found himself sports master in a Sydney school; brought up on Aussie Rules he had to coach Rugby League teams. Then he wrote a book on the subject, although he had never played...
  • Bishop Vincent statement on refugee death

    Statement from Most Rev Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv, Bishop Delegate for Migrants and Refugees, Australian Catholic Bishops Conference It is with sadness that we have heard of yet another death of a refugee on Manus Island. This death could have been prevented. The Australian Government has been removing support services...
  • The Priesthood and the Catholic Faith

    National Vocations Awareness Week: 6-13 August 2017 It is vital for Catholics to understand that their religion comes out of the Nature and the action of God, who is infinite and loving. Loving means God spreading his own goodness. The Catholic faith is what it is because God is...
  • Steven Buhagiar on ACFY: ‘so many young people will encounter Jesus Christ’

    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. Steven Buhagiar was until very recently a Teaching...
  • FOMO and Real Freedom

    National Vocations Awareness Week: 6-13 August 2017 Ever heard of FOMO? It’s a phenomenon known as the ‘Fear of Missing Out’ – and it’s the number one reason why young people struggle to say whether they are or are not coming to your youth event, your dinner or even...
  • Feast Day of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop, our Diocesan Patron

    St Mary of the Cross MacKillop was proclaimed the Patron of the Diocese of Parramatta during the Diocese’s Silver Jubilee Mass of Thanksgiving at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta on Thursday 19 May 2011. The proclamation of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop’s patronage was read during the Mass by His...
  • Realise your potential, respond to the call

    National Vocations Awareness Week: 6-13 August 2017 Along with the miraculous gift of life at our conception, each of us has received the call to realise our full potential throughout our life’s journey. I see this as the primary vocation of every person: the call to become fully human...
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