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  • Bishop Vincent address at the Manly Reunion Gathering

    Most Reverend Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv DD STL, Bishop of Parramatta Address at the Manly Reunion Gathering at DOOLEYS Lidcombe Catholic Club, Lidcombe 30 August 2017   THE PRIESTHOOD IN AUSTRALIA Reflections on its future in the light of the Royal Commission   INTRODUCTION: Thank you for this...
  • 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...
  • Child Protection Sunday

    The Catholic Church in Australia observed Child Protection Sunday on 10 September 2017.   Child Protection Sunday, 10 September 2017 Throughout this last week (3-9 September), National Child Protection Week has invited all Australians to play their part to promote the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. ...
  • Pope tells youth to ‘break the mirror’ of narcissism, focus on others

    On Monday Pope Francis told youth to steer clear of modern society’s narcissistic tendencies, which he referred to as a vain “illness.” He said they should instead concentrate on helping others and on developing a healthy ability to laugh at oneself. “This culture that we live in, which is...
  • 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...
  • Pope Francis Myanmar visit important for reconciliation

    Catholic Mission has welcomed the announcement made this week that Pope Francis will visit Myanmar in November. National Director Father Brian Lucas says the visit will help to reinforce the work of the Church in Myanmar and strengthen reconciliation efforts. ‘We are very pleased to hear confirmation that Pope...
  • Child Protection Sunday

    The Catholic Church in Australia observes Child Protection Sunday on 10 September 2017. The Australian Catholic Church’s Child Protection Sunday runs in conjunction with National Child Protection Week. This year we are focusing on a Royal Commission’s key element that when children participate in decisions affecting them and are...
  • National Vocations Awareness Week: Sr Lucyna Fraczek

    National Vocations Awareness Week: 6-13 August 2017 Sr Lucy Fraczek CSFN is Australian Provincial Leader of the Australian Province of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth. In her early years after taking her temporary vows, Sr Lucy spent two years at the General House of the Congregation...
  • The tale of Fr. Brochero: Gaucho priest, devil’s worst nightmare

    If Jose Brochero doesn’t sound like a Gaucho name, nothing does. Last year, Pope Francis canonized Saint Brochero, a fellow countryman from Argentina also known as the “Gaucho priest.” He was beatified in Sept. 2013 by Pope Francis, who said Fr. Brochero was a priest who truly “smelled of his...
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