Vatican

  • 31st Anniversary of the Diocese of Parramatta

    Saturday 8 April is the 31st Anniversary of the Foundation of the Diocese of Parramatta. Pope St John Paul II created the Diocese with the Papal Bull addressed to His Eminence, Edward Bede Cardinal Clancy, Archbishop of Sydney in 1986. The Diocese was created to better serve the needs...
  • 6 Secrets of the Swiss Guard

    Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv recently had his photo taken with the Swiss Guards – the personal army of Pope Francis. To accompany Bishop Vincent’s photographs, here are 6 Secrets of the Swiss Guard. 1. An Australian woman lives in the Swiss Guard Barracks Joanne Bergamin (nee Ford) was the...
  • Vatican PR aide warns Catholic blogs create ‘cesspool of hatred’

    By Ed Wilkinson, Catholic News Service, 17 May 2016 BROOKLYN, NY  — Although Pope Francis has succeeded in rebranding the public profile of the Church, according to a Vatican PR aide, his positive tone isn’t always reflected when Catholics themselves take to the use of social media. On the...
  • Pope’s reformer tells the ‘baby bishops’ how to manage money

    Story first appeared at Crux, image courtesy of AP. By John L. Allen Jr. Associate editor February 10, 2016 One could perhaps understand if Australian Cardinal George Pell, who was tapped by Pope Francis in 2014 as his point man for financial reform in the Vatican, was content these days...
  • Mercy in a shopping centre

    Story via Catholic News Service – http://www.catholicnews.com/...