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  • Charbel Dib on ACYF: ‘a gathering of faithful witnesses to the love of 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. Charbel Dib is the Resources Coordinator at the...
  • 30 days until Australian Catholic Youth Festival

    With only a month to go, Sydney is gearing up to play host to more than 18,000 young Catholics from around the nation for the Australian Catholic Youth Festival. The 3-day event of concerts, workshops, social events, forums and worship at Sydney’s Olympic Park from 7-9 December boasts a...
  • Holey dollar! Coins from Christ’s lifetime coming to Parramatta

    In a highly publicised move, the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, known as the Powerhouse Museum, is coming to Parramatta. The Powerhouse Museum’s coin collection is less well known, including coins from the time of Christ himself. Ancient historian, Dr Nicholas Hardwick, said that the collection would be...
  • ‘Vatican Cricket Team’ a hit for media and interfaith dialogue

    John McCarthy QC, Australia’s Ambassador to the Holy See from 2012-16, met with Catholic Outlook for an interview that will form the basis of a series about the scope and impact of the work of the Australian Embassy to the Holy See. The articles explore with former Ambassador McCarthy how Australia is able to promote its specific issues and interests among the...
  • Catholic educators help shape critical education review

    Leaders of Catholic education systems from around the country gathered in Sydney recently to meet with a man whose name has recently become synonymous with Australian schooling: David Gonski. While Mr Gonski acknowledges that, as a distinguished business leader, he’s not an expert in education practice, he has now...
  • News & Events Weekly Update

    News and Events across the Diocese of Parramatta and beyond   Special edition of Catholic Outlook At the request of Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv, Catholic Outlook will be back in print for a special, one-off December 2017 Christmas edition. This special edition will be a beautifully bound, 40-page,...
  • Closure of Manus Island Regional Processing Centre

    The safety and well-being of over 600 asylum seekers on Manus Island are at risk following the closure of the regional processing centre. These men, most of whom are proven refugees were held in mandatory and indefinite detention under an agreement between the Australian and PNG Governments. Now after...
  • Catholic schools welcome National School Resourcing Board appointments

    Catholic Schools NSW (CSNSW) today welcomed the appointments made to the new National School Resourcing Board (NSRB), describing them as a good assembly of skilled Australians. The new Board, whose members were announced this week by Federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham, will provide independent oversight of school spending by...
  • Every child has a place at school

    Weekly Column from the Executive Director of Schools, Diocese of Parramatta In June, Queensland senator Pauline Hanson suggested that students with disabilities should be educated separately because of the burden it placed on teachers and other students. That comment sparked heated debate in the community. Parents of children with...
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