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  • Sanctimonious Bigots Couldn’t Silence Francis

    When a group of Catholic students at The University of Sydney were attacked recently for holding a peaceful information session on the current marriage debate, the unprovoked attack made headlines around Australia. Catholic Outlook spoke to Francis Tamer, a 21-year-old Catholic student at that university, who can be seen...
  • Address from Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv on Social Justice Statement

    Social Justice Statement 2017–2018 – Everybody’s Business: Developing an inclusive and sustainable economy On behalf of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, I present the 2017–2018 Social Justice Statement, Everyone’s Business: Developing an inclusive and sustainable economy. This Statement is inspired by the teachings of Jesus and by the unswerving...
  • ‘Dear Friends’ – Bishop Vincent’s Homily from 17 September, 2017

    Most Reverend Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv DD STL, Bishop of Parramatta Homily for the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time in Year A at St Gregory’s Catholic Church, Kurrajong 17 September 2017   Dear friends, We live in a world that is full of conflict, injury and pain. With...
  • Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv to deliver keynote address at National Catholic Mission and Identity Symposium

    The Bishop of Parramatta, Most Rev Vincent Van Long Nguyen OFM Conv will speak on the challenges of promoting Catholic Mission and Identity for the 21st Century at a major gathering of leaders in Catholic education in Sydney next month. Alongside Bishop Long will be a diverse range of...
  • Diocese of Parramatta Liturgy Conference

    Liturgy: the Living Presence of Christ – Diocesan Liturgy Conference Last month at an address at the Vatican, Pope Francis spoke about liturgical reform within the Catholic Church.  He emphasised that this was a gradual process that came to maturity at the Second Vatican Council, and has continued to develop,...
  • GALLERY: CCD Mass 2017

    Special Religious Educators (SREs/catechists) from the Diocese of Parramatta gathered at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Seven Hills, for the annual Diocesan Confraternity of Christian Doctrine Mass on Friday 8 September 2017. Bishop of Parramatta, Most Rev Vincent Long OFM Conv in his homily, thanked the catechists for their...
  • Bishop Vincent address at the launch of the Social Justice Statement 2017-2018

    Address at the Launch of the 2017-2018 Australian Catholic Bishop’s Social Justice Statement at Mary MacKillop Place, North Sydney “Everyone’s Business: Developing an Inclusive and Sustainable Economy”   Thank you, John and my sincere thanks to Auntie Elsie, Commissioner Susan Pascoe and Fr Frank Brennan for their outstanding contributions...
  • ‘Dear Friends’ – Bishop Vincent’s Homily from 10 September, 2017

    Most Reverend Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv DD STL, Bishop of Parramatta Homily for the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time in Year A at St Canice’s Church, Katoomba 10 September 2017   Dear friends, King Henry II of England was frustrated by his conflicts with Thomas Becket, the Archbishop...
  • Bishop Vincent’s pastoral letter on the same-sex marriage postal survey

    Pastoral letter on the same-sex marriage postal survey   Dear sisters and brothers, As I write to you, the national debate on same-sex civil marriage is in full swing. It is an issue that many feel passionate about and hence, it has potential to polarise the community. I appeal to all...
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