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  • Catholic Church raising awareness about the situation in Venezuela

    The Catholic Church, through the Verbum Dei Missionary Fraternity, is attempting to raise awareness about the dire situation currently facing people in Venezuela. Two religious, accompanied by two famous athletes, will run the San Silvestre 2017 road race in order to shed light on the humanitarian crisis of Venezuela....
  • A letter from Bishop Vincent Long about the Royal Commission final report

    15 December 2017     Dear friends, Re: The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse After five years of work, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has submitted its final report to government and will now come to an end. The Diocese...
  • STATEMENT OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS AND RELIGIOUS LEADERS ON RELEASE OF FINAL REPORT OF ROYAL COMMISSION

    The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has today released its final report, which includes a large number of recommendations, many of which will have a significant impact on the way the Catholic Church operates in Australia. President of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, Archbishop Denis...
  • New Vatican publication highlights Indigenous art, culture

    When people think of the Vatican Museums, minds turn to Michelangelo and Raphael. But a new book celebrates the prominent place of Indigenous Australian art and culture on display at the much-visited attraction. Australia – The Vatican Museums Indigenous Collection, which features some of the earliest known documentations of...
  • 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...
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