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  • News & Events Weekly Update

    News and Events across the Diocese of Parramatta and beyond Proposed Change to Marriage Act Marriage is… The Church views marriage as a unique relationship between a woman and a man.  Marriage is also a fundamental institution for all societies because of its importance in uniting spouses as potential...
  • GALLERY: Migrant and Refugee Sunday 2017

    On 27 August the Catholic Church in Australia and the Diocese of Parramatta celebrated Migrant and Refugee Sunday 2017. The day marked a new year-long Diocesan campaign, Walking with Refugees and People Seeking Protection, that seeks to galvanise a Diocesan-wide, faith-filled urge to bring about a community and political culture that values...
  • Bishops call for an Inclusive and Sustainable Economy

    Australians are called to work for an economy that is based on principles of justice and equity – one that is at the service of all, particularly the most vulnerable and marginalised, says the Chairman of the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council, Most Rev Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM...
  • “See Me, Hear Me” Child Protection Sunday – 10 September 2017

    National Child Protection Week is one of the most significant events on Australia’s child protection calendar. Now in its 27th year, the Week supports and encourages safety and wellbeing of all Australian children and families. Each year the Australian Catholic Church dedicates the Sunday at the end of Child...
  • Adrian Middeldorp on ACYF: ‘great experience for my nieces and nephews’

    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. Adrian Middeldorp is the Engagement Manager in the...
  • World Mission Month to launch this week with Vietnam focus

    A comprehensive community building program in Vietnam is at the heart of Catholic Mission’s World Mission Month in 2017, which will be launched by Bathurst Bishop Michael McKenna this week in Mudgee. Sister Mary Hoaian (pictured) and the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, who are based in...
  • Anti-trafficking advocates call on MPs in Parliament

    ACRATH (Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans) members from WA, NSW and Victoria, will walk the halls of Parliament House for four days this week (September 4-7), urging MPs to do more to combat human trafficking in Australia. It is the 12th year the ACRATH members have taken...
  • Pope Francis: Marriage is between a man and a woman

    By virtue of its very definition, marriage can only be between a man and a woman, Pope Francis said in a new book-length interview. “We cannot change it. This is the nature of things,” not just in the church, but in human history, he said in a series of...
  • The ad they don’t want you to see

    An advertisement from a not-for-profit organisation promoting the positive role of fathers has been deemed “political matter” and will not be broadcast on television. Every year Dads4Kids does a new television Community Service Announcement (CSA) to be played on Australian Television as a community service announcement to celebrate Father’s...
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