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  • 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...
  • Pope on St Paul: model of preaching, persecution and prayer

    The life of St Paul, characterised by preaching, persecutions and prayer, can be a model for all Christians today. That was the theme of Pope Francis’ homily at his Santa Marta Mass. Reflecting on the first reading from the Acts of the Apostles, Pope Francis described St Paul as...
  • Pope Francis: Christians need not read horoscopes to foresee the future

    Pope Francis on Monday told believers not to look to horoscopes or to consult fortune-tellers to foresee the future; but to allow God to guide them in a journey full of surprises. The Pope was speaking during the last Santa Marta Mass of the season before the summer holidays...
  • Mission 2017 address Part 6: CONCLUSION

    Bishop Vincent address “The Catholic Church in post-Royal Commission Australia” delivered on 16 May at Mission 2017: one heart many voices, Sydney, Australia.   PART 6: CONCLUSION The Church is being reborn in ways beyond the traditional structures. Like the river that has changed its course, we have a choice...
  • Mission 2017 address Part 5: THE CHURCH OF ALL THE BAPTISED

    Bishop Vincent address “The Catholic Church in post-Royal Commission Australia” delivered on 16 May at Mission 2017: one heart many voices, Sydney, Australia.   PART 5: THE CHURCH OF ALL THE BAPTISED Pope Francis urges us to be a church where everyone can feel welcomed, loved, forgiven and encouraged to...
  • Mission 2017 address Part 4: THE CHURCH THAT IS THE FACE OF GOD’S LOVE AND MERCY

    Bishop Vincent address “The Catholic Church in post-Royal Commission Australia” delivered on 16 May at Mission 2017: one heart many voices, Sydney, Australia.   PART 4: THE CHURCH THAT IS THE FACE OF GOD’S LOVE AND MERCY Prior to the Second Vatican Council, the Church was suspicious of the world which...
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