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  • Statement from Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv on Julian Cadman

    Statement from Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv on Julian Cadman   Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Following last week’s terrorist attack in Barcelona, the Diocese of Parramatta and the St Bernadette’s Lalor Park Catholic community are in mourning over the death of Julian Cadman, a student from St...
  • Around the world: Solemnity of the Assumption

    The Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is a public holiday in most of Europe, much of Africa, Latin America, the Pacific, Lebanon and Syria. Closer to Australia, the Assumption is also a pubic holiday in East Timor. 1. Italy Ferragosto is celebrated throughout Italy and...
  • National Vocations Awareness Week: Sr Lucyna Fraczek

    National Vocations Awareness Week: 6-13 August 2017 Sr Lucy Fraczek CSFN is Australian Provincial Leader of the Australian Province of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth. In her early years after taking her temporary vows, Sr Lucy spent two years at the General House of the Congregation...
  • Brantly Millegan, ChurchPop founder and wife Krista. Images: Brantly Millegan/ChurchPOP

    EXCLUSIVE: First Australian interview with ChurchPOP founder

    ChurchPOP founder, Brantly Millegan, has granted his first Australian interview with Catholic Outlook journalist, Jordan Grantham. ChurchPOP is an exciting Catholic content website, with millions of monthly visitors. The content is “Christian fun, humor, and inspiration,” designed for online social media and sharing, often going ‘viral’. Brantly Millegan, ChurchPOP founder, has...
  • Bishop Vincent meets refugees who fled from ISIS

    Most Rev Vincent Long OFM Conv, Bishop of Parramatta recently held a deeply moving meeting with refugees from Iraq and Syria who fled ISIS. The Syrian and Iraqi refugees fled the persecution of Islamic State (also known as daesh) and now receive support at the Fairfield Centre of STARTTS (NSW Service...
  • The Apostleship of the Sea

    Quick Facts about the Apostleship of the Sea and the nature of shipping There are about 1 million seafarers on the world’s oceans on any given day. Piracy is a scourge on the lives of seafarers, with 246 acts of piracy on shipping in 2015 alone, and in that...
  • Pope on St Paul: model of preaching, persecution and prayer

    The life of St Paul, characterised by preaching, persecutions and prayer, can be a model for all Christians today. That was the theme of Pope Francis’ homily at his Santa Marta Mass. Reflecting on the first reading from the Acts of the Apostles, Pope Francis described St Paul as...
  • Pope Francis: Christians need not read horoscopes to foresee the future

    Pope Francis on Monday told believers not to look to horoscopes or to consult fortune-tellers to foresee the future; but to allow God to guide them in a journey full of surprises. The Pope was speaking during the last Santa Marta Mass of the season before the summer holidays...
  • Fr Claude Borg MSSP

    Vale Fr Claude Borg MSSP

    Former chaplain to the Diocese of Parramatta Maltese community, Missionary Society of St Paul priest, Fr Claude Borg MSSP died peacefully on Saturday 17th June at the Uniting Mulluana Residential Care, Blacktown. Fr Claude was aged 91 and in his 71st year of profession and 65th year of his...
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