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  • New Vatican publication highlights Indigenous art, culture

    When people think of the Vatican Museums, minds turn to Michelangelo and Raphael. But a new book celebrates the prominent place of Indigenous Australian art and culture on display at the much-visited attraction. Australia – The Vatican Museums Indigenous Collection, which features some of the earliest known documentations of...
  • Pope Francis marks the start of Advent

    Pope Francis was back in St Peter’s Square for the traditional recitation of the Angelus on Sunday following his return from a journey to Myanmar and Bangladesh. From the window of his studio the Holy Father thanked all those who accompanied him there in prayer. He told all those gathered in the...
  • Pope Francis names new Bishop of Wollongong

    The Holy Father has today appointed Fr Brian Mascord, currently the Vicar General of the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle, the fifth Bishop of Wollongong. Australian Catholic Bishops Conference president Archbishop Denis Hart said Bishop-Elect Mascord brings a wealth of experience in parish ministry, education, chaplaincy and governance. “Fr Mascord has...
  • International Day of People with Disability

    International Day of People with Disability – 3 December 2017 It is appropriate that we observe and celebrate the International Day of People with Disability as we prepare during the Advent season for the coming of our Lord, Jesus Christ. The theme this year is, “Transformation towards sustainable and...
  • The Gabriels are off to Dublin

    Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv has announced that the Gabriel family from Mary, Queen of the Family Parish, Blacktown will represent the Diocese of Parramatta at the World Meeting of Families (WMOF) to be held in Dublin on 21-26 August 2018. Conrad, Natalia, Chris and Cate Gabriel have shared with Catholic...
  • Pope Francis message for First World Day of the Poor

    MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FIRST WORLD DAY OF THE POOR 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time 19 November 2017   Let us love, not with words but with deeds 1. “Little children, let us not love in word or speech, but in deed and in truth” (1 Jn3:18). ...
  • Australian family to join international gathering of Catholic families

    The Hyland family from the Catholic Diocese of Broken Bay in Sydney will represent the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference as their official family delegate at the World Meeting of Families (WMF) in Ireland next year. Shane and Leanne Hyland are members of St Mary of the Cross Church, Warnervale...
  • Cardinal highlights threat to Christianity in Iraq

    Pope’s top minister thanks ACN for helping faithful ‘endure’ persecution By John Newton, ACN – THE Vatican’s Secretary of State has warned that Iraq’s ancient Christian community is struggling for its very survival – and has made an urgent call for the rights of all minority groups to be respected....
  • Extraordinary Missionary Month Called for October 2019

    Last Sunday parish communities around Australia and throughout the world celebrated World Mission Sunday. As part of this celebration Pope Francis has called for a renewed focus on the immense task of mission. On 30 November, 2019, the Catholic Church will celebrate the hundredth anniversary of the promulgation of...
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