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  • Extraordinary Missionary Month Called for October 2019

    Last Sunday parish communities around Australia and throughout the world celebrated World Mission Sunday. As part of this celebration Pope Francis has called for a renewed focus on the immense task of mission. On 30 November, 2019, the Catholic Church will celebrate the hundredth anniversary of the promulgation of...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Cardinal Cassidy interview – ‘Friends in high places’

    His Eminence, Edward Idris Cardinal Cassidy kindly granted Catholic Outlook an exclusive interview about his extraordinary life, faith and work for the Holy See, speaking to journalist, Jordan Grantham. The 93 year old was the most highly-ranked English speaking Cardinal of the 20th century, meeting Mother Teresa, Oscar Romero, Kings, Queens...
  • Pope Francis: Death penalty is ‘contrary to the Gospel’

    VATICAN CITY — The death penalty, no matter how it is carried out, “is, in itself, contrary to the Gospel,” Pope Francis said. Marking the 25th anniversary of the Catechism of the Catholic Church at the Vatican Oct. 11, Pope Francis said the catechism’s discussion of the death penalty, already...
  • Msgr John Boyle celebrates new mission in Rome

    Monsignor John Boyle, formerly of St Bernadette’s Parish Castle Hill, was appointed Rector of Domus Australia by Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP. Catholic Outlook spoke to Msgr Boyle on the six month anniversary of his appointment and the challenges he is facing in the Eternal City. Fireworks exploded from Castel Sant’Angelo...
  • Respect immigrants; they aren’t the enemy, Caritas says

    Politicians and community leaders must recognize the benefits of welcoming newcomers and not believe immigrants should be rejected automatically, said members of a panel launching the Caritas “Share the Journey” campaign. Immigrants and refugees need to be respected and assisted, not treated like an enemy, they said during a...
  • Parramatta concert fundraised for Mindanao terror victims

    Most Rev Bishop José Cabantan visited the Diocese of Parramatta last month for a fundraising mission with a group of musical priests from his remote Philippine Diocese of Malaybalay. The Diocese of Malaybalay includes a small part of Lanao del Sur Province, where close to 200,000 people were evacuated...
  • Have we lost the capacity to have a discussion?

    Bishop Robert Barron from Word on Fire Catholic Ministries ponders whether we, as a society, are losing the ability to discuss ideas and form constructive arguments. With the recent attack on Catholic students at The University of Sydney and other attacks, like the attempted silencing of Archbishop Julian Porteous, and...
  • Sanctimonious Bigots Couldn’t Silence Francis

    When a group of Catholic students at The University of Sydney were attacked recently for holding a peaceful information session on the current marriage debate, the unprovoked attack made headlines around Australia. Catholic Outlook spoke to Francis Tamer, a 21-year-old Catholic student at that university, who can be seen...
  • 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...
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