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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...
  • “Scream our love in the streets”: Sydney’s Hispanics honour Virgin of Guadalupe with Venezuelan Archbishop

    Over 500 people gathered for a colourful celebration of the Solemnity of the Assumption with the Latin American Catholic community, hosted at Good Shepherd Parish, Plumpton on Sunday 13 August 2017. His Grace, Mariano Parra, Archbishop of Coro, Venezuela celebrated the 10.30am Mass in the Good Shepherd Parish Hall,...
  • 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...
  • Book Review: Disturbing the Dust

    AUSTRALIAN JESUIT REFLECTS ON HIS LIFE AMONG THE DALITS What is the most important contribution a person can make to those living on the margins of society? This is one of the central questions in Jesuit priest Fr Tony Herbert SJ’s new book, Disturbing the Dust, which has been...
  • 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...
  • 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...
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