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  • West Papuans cry out for freedom

    First published in Justice Trends, the quarterly newsletter of the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council, No. 168, March 2018. After more than 50 years of repression, the indigenous people of West Papua hold on to the belief that one day they can reclaim their country. While thousands of Papuans...
  • Cardinal Dew on the challenge of the new

    His Eminence, John Cardinal Dew, gave Catholic Outlook journalist Jordan Grantham the privilege of an exclusive wide-ranging interview.  As the Cardinal-Archbishop of Wellington nears 70 years of age, His Eminence, John Cardinal Dew has a prime location from which to survey the opportunities and challenges facing the Church. “My almost 10 years...
  • ‘Into the Deep’: a cry for freedom

    In the latest publication from the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council (ACSJC), Peter Arndt tells of the thousands of Papuans who have been beaten, jailed, raped and murdered by Indonesian police and military. After more than 50 years of repression, they still believe that one day they can reclaim...
  • Mount Druitt local appointed new leader of Aid to the Church in Need

    Bernard Toutounji, who grew up in the Diocese of Parramatta, has recently been appointed as National Director of the Australian office of Aid to the Church in Need (ACN). This came after the retirement of the highly respected longtime director, Philip Collignon. “To me, the most unique and beautiful...
  • Bishop Vincent’s report from Rome

    Between 6-8 March 2018, the Catholic Church held the International Catholic Migration Commission Council Plenary Meeting. In his capacity as Bishop Delegate for Migrants and Refugees, Most Rev Vincent Long OFM Conv, Bishop of Parramatta, provided the following report from the meeting. Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv report on the International...
  • Pope Francis approves Plenary Council for Australia

    Pope Francis has given his approval for the Catholic Church to hold the first Plenary Council – the most significant national gathering that can be held – in Australia in more than 80 years. “The Australian Bishops are deeply grateful to Pope Francis for affirming the decision and we...
  • Australian appointed new ICMC President

    The Council of the International Catholic Migration Commission has elected Dr Anne Therese Gallagher as the Commission’s President. The Council also appointed a 14-member Governing Committee and ratified its Secretary General Msgr. Robert J. Vitillo. The ICMC Council 53 voting members, who represent national Episcopal Conferences in as many countries,...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Coptic Catholic Patriarch’s Australian Interview

    His Beatitude, Ibrahim Issac Sidrak, Coptic Catholic Patriarch of Alexandria gave Catholic Outlook journalist Jordan Grantham the privilege of an exclusive interview.  The Coptic Catholic Church stands at the global meeting point of East and West, Catholic and Orthodox, Christian and Muslim. Egypt is riven by terrorist violence today, besmirching her...
  • Bishop Vincent meets Pope Francis

    Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv has again met the Holy Father. During a meeting at the International Catholic Migration Commission in Rome on 8 March, Bishop Vincent met with Pope Francis. At the meeting, Pope Francis told the migration commission that dialogue is essential to end suffering. In his prepared remarks...
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