Pope Francis

  • 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...
  • Queen’s Birthday for Catholics

    By Jordan Grantham, Catholic Outlook   The official birthday of the sovereign, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, is shrouded in mystery for many Australians. Was that the Queen’s real birthday? What does it mean? And what relevance does the day have for Catholics in the Diocese of Parramatta? A...
  • Parramatta Coptic Catholics celebrate Papal Visit

    Fr Yousef Akladious is the parish priest for the Coptic Catholic community at St Mark’s Coptic Catholic Church in Prospect. Pope Francis’ visit to Egypt has been described as an incredible boost to national morale, while the country is rocked by instability and the Christian minority is persistently attacked...
  • Show your love for your Mother at Fatima procession

    Come celebrate 100 years since the apparition of Our Lady of Fatima with a huge procession from Our Lady of Lebanon Co-Cathedral, Harris Park to St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta. The celebration is on Saturday 13 May 2017, coinciding with Pope Francis’ visit to Fatima, Portugal and the canonisation of Francisco...
  • From Krakow to Panama: The Synod Journeying with Young People

    Ashleigh Green, a social worker at CatholicCare in the Diocese of Broken Bay, was the Australian Youth Delegate at the conference, ‘From Krakow to Panama: The Synod Journeying with Young People,’ held in Rome from April 5 to April 9. Ashleigh shared her hopes for the upcoming 2018 Synod...
  • Australian Ambassador’s work to eradicate modern slavery

    By Jordan Grantham, Catholic Outlook, March 2017 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 will explore with former Ambassador McCarthy how Australia is...
  • A Message from Bishop Vincent Long

    Catholic Outlook, March 2017 Dear friends, After 19 years, the print version of Catholic Outlook (the official publication for the Diocese of Parramatta) will cease publication with March 2017 being the final issue. Catholic Outlook will continue publishing news and events online at www.catholicoutlook.org and through our various social...
  • Bishop Vincent Long’s Lenten Message 2017

    A Lenten Message from the Bishop of Parramatta, Most Rev Vincent Long OFM Conv. My dear people, Lent is an important season for us Catholics insofar as it reminds us of the need for conversion. We cannot live life to the full if we gloss over the inconvenient truths...
  • What Egypt’s Catholic Bishops said to Pope Francis

    This article originally appeared on Catholic News Agency, by Andrea Gagliarducci. Vatican City, Feb 14, 2017 / 12:08 am (CNA/EWTN News). A special invitation to visit Egypt was delivered to Pope Francis by Coptic Catholic bishops during their ad limina visit on 6 February 2017, during which they also gave a...
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