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  • Caritas Australia supporting PNG earthquake recovery efforts

    Caritas Australia with its partners on the ground is responding to the impact of a 7.5 magnitude earthquake which has killed 150 people and has left, according to the UN, 270,000 people including 125,000 children, in need of emergency aid. Caritas is providing urgent shelter and health support, especially...
  • Pope Francis message for Vocations

    MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR THE 2018 WORLD DAY OF VOCATIONS   Dear Brothers and Sisters, Next October , the Fifteenth Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops will meet to discuss the theme of young people and in particular the relationship between young people, faith...
  • Good Shepherd Sunday

    Good Shepherd Sunday will be celebrated in Catholic parishes across Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains this Sunday, 22 April. The Catholic Church invites you to pray for those you might know whom God may be calling to a priestly vocation and would benefit from your prayers. A message from Fr John...
  • Vatican Astronomer to visit Broken Bay

    Br Guy Consolmagno SJ, the Vatican Astronomer, will visit the Diocese of Broken Bay in late April for a series of presentations about faith and science. The first is at the Catholic Youth Broken Bay Twilight Talks event at Hotel Pennant Hills on the evening of Tuesday 24 April,...
  • Fr Paul’s pilgrims follow in Our Lord’s footsteps

    Fr Paul Marshall, Parish Priest of Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish, Greystanes, led 43 pilgrims on a 15-day pilgrimage around the Holy Land in October 2017. The spectacular pilgrimage was documented on the parish’s popular Facebook page. View images from the pilgrimage below. The biblical lands are steeped...
  • Bishop Vincent attends the Bishops of Oceania assembly in PNG

    Cardinal Parolin urges Oceania Church to fight individualism that harms man and environment. The Vatican Secretary of State arrived in PNG for the assembly of the Federation of the Catholic Bishops Conferences of Oceania that is discussing the “Care of our Common Home.” Cardinal Parolin joined Bishop Vincent Long OFM...
  • Facebook admits to blocking Catholic content

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced questions from lawmakers about his company’s censorship of Catholic content during his two-day congressional hearing following the revelation that millions of Facebook users’ personal data had been compromised. Zuckerberg apologized and said that the company “made a mistake” in blocking a Catholic theology degree...
  • Gaudete et Exsultate: Pope calls on Catholics to follow Christian path of holiness

    A guide to Christianity for the 21st Century: the new Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Francis On April 9, which this year marked the transferred Solemnity of the Annunciation, the Vatican released the latest Apostolic Exhortation from Pope Francis: Gaudete et exsultate: On the call to holiness in today’s world....
  • Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation: Gaudete et Exsultate

    APOSTOLIC EXHORTATION GAUDETE ET EXSULTATE OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS ON THE CALL TO HOLINESS IN TODAY’S WORLD 9 April 208 1. “REJOICE AND BE GLAD” (Mt 5:12), Jesus tells those persecuted or humiliated for his sake. The Lord asks everything of us, and in return he offers us true...
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