Pope Francis

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Bishop Vincent Long to launch paper on human trafficking

    Posted on 8 February 2017. On the Feast of St Josephine Bakhita today, bishops and religious leaders across Australia support the call from Pope Francis to end the injustice of human trafficking against all people, in particular children.‘They are children! Not slaves!’ is the theme for Bakhita Day this...
  • A message from Bishop Vincent Long about the Royal Commission

    Dear friends, The final hearing involving the Catholic Church at the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse commences on 6 February 2017. For the victims and survivors, for the Catholic community and for many in the wider Australian community, this hearing may be a difficult and...
  • The knights who won’t retreat

    Source: Catholic Herald, 11 January 2017 By Dan Hitchens The Sovereign Military Order of Malta is one of the more improbable success stories of the 21st Century Church. Founded in 1099 to provide hospital care and military defence in the Holy Land, it has retained much of its medieval...
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