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  • Next 10 years must deliver more for Indigenous Australians

    Darwin Bishop Eugene Hurley and the chair of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council have lamented the slow progress – and lack of progress in some cases – in the 10 years since then-Prime Minister Kevin Rudd delivered a national apology to Indigenous Australians. On February...
  • A message to the Catholic community

    Days of fasting and reparation in sorrow for child sexual abuse and for the healing of victims – February 14-17, 2018 Last December, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse handed down its final report. Like the Australian Government and many other institutions, the Catholic bishops...
  • Bishop Vincent Long’s Diary

    Sunday 11th February 2018 at 11:00am Celebrates Solemn Pontifical Mass of the 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta. Tuesday 13th February 2018 Attends the Shrove Tuesday Clergy Conference. Wednesday 14th February 2018 at 7:00pm Celebrates Solemn Pontifical Mass for Ash Wednesday with the official national...
  • Good News for Religious Education in State Schools in 2017

    The Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD) Diocese of Parramatta, is the agency of the Catholic Church that coordinates, trains and guides the volunteer catechists who go into state schools in Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains to share their faith and instruct children in the teachings of the Catholic...
  • Catholic Church backs PM’s call for states and territories to join national child sexual abuse redress scheme

    The Catholic Church has backed Prime Minister Turnbull’s call for the states and territories to join the proposed national redress scheme for child sexual abuse survivors. In a speech to Parliament yesterday, Mr Turnbull warned the states and territories to act quickly so a national redress scheme could be...
  • Catholic Education committed to working for a fair funding arrangement

    The National Catholic Education Commission (NCEC), which met yesterday, remains committed to working with Minister Birmingham, the Federal Government, and the independent and government school sectors to ensure a fair distribution of funds for schools and school systems is achieved. Acting executive director Ray Collins said “the NCEC has, over the...
  • The Electoral Funding and Disclosure Bill threatens our liberal democracy

    Caritas Australia is deeply concerned that the Federal Government’s Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform Bill will undermine our democracy and stifle the voice of civil society. Caritas is calling for the Bill to be substantially amended. The Bill would place an onerous burden of costly red tape on charities...
  • SHALOM WORLD launches its Australian channel

    On Friday, January 26, 2018, SHALOM WORLD Australia was officially launched by Shalom Media Australia’s patron, H.E. Julian Porteous, Archbishop of Hobart. This new television channel, under the purview of Shalom Media, a Catholic media ministry, will broadcast 24/7 high-definition, Catholic content that is faith-filled, virtue-building, character-based, and family-friendly....
  • Catholics are Discovering Prayer with new resource

    The Catholic Enquiry Centre has launched a new prayer resource that can help people escape the busyness of their daily lives and find space to encounter God. Discovering Prayer was developed as a complementary resource to other Catholic Enquiry Centre materials that serve as an introduction to the Catholic...
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