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  • 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...
  • Fr Robert gathers wisdom in UK for young Australian Church

    Rev Robert Riedling often wanders medieval monastic ruins in the idyllic Yorkshire countryside. But Fr Robert is no English Country Parson; he is a priest of the Diocese of Parramatta, studying theology at Durham University’s eminent theological faculty. Fr Robert is partway through a MA/PhD program and soon to...
  • How Australians can help in Myanmar

    Catholic NGO Palms Australia urgently requires volunteers to support their partner communities in Myanmar, Timor-Leste, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Kiribati and Kenya. It is widely acknowledged that peace and poverty reduction comes from sustainable development and capacity building, not just handouts or short-term intervention. Long-term volunteering from skilled 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). ...
  • Holey dollar! Coins from Christ’s lifetime coming to Parramatta

    In a highly publicised move, the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, known as the Powerhouse Museum, is coming to Parramatta. The Powerhouse Museum’s coin collection is less well known, including coins from the time of Christ himself. Ancient historian, Dr Nicholas Hardwick, said that the collection would be...
  • ‘Vatican Cricket Team’ a hit for media and interfaith dialogue

    John McCarthy QC, Australia’s Ambassador to the Holy See from 2012-16, met with Catholic Outlook for an interview that will form the basis of a series about the scope and impact of the work of the Australian Embassy to the Holy See. The articles explore with former Ambassador McCarthy how Australia is able to promote its specific issues and interests among the...
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