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Bishop Vincent: Synodality is ‘a new and exciting mission for us all’

Two weeks after convoking the Diocesan Synod, Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv, Bishop of Parramatta, has told parish support team members that synodality must be reflected and embedded from the ground up. (Read More)

Bishop Vincent’s address during the Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese Commissioning Ceremony

Bishop Vincent's address during Vespers and the 2023 Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese (CSPD) Commissioning Ceremony at St Patrick's Cathedral, Parramatta 16 March 2023 (Read More)

Oceania bishops finalise response to Synod’s working document

Representative of the four bishops conferences in Oceania have approved the region’s final response to the working document published last October for the Synod of Bishops for a Synodal Church. (Read More)

Macky Amores: “The priesthood is such an amazing gift from God to me and my seminarian brothers”

Macky Amores’ journey to the Holy Spirit Seminary in the Diocese of Parramatta has been a somewhat winding road, but it is definitely where he feels God is calling him to be. (Read More)

To bury the dead

Every person deserves the beauty and dignity of being lovingly farewelled at what one theologian has called ‘the moment of truth’. (Read More)

We’re hiring! Communications Assistant

The Diocese's Communications Team is searching for an energetic Communications Assistant to play a pivotal role in the efficient running of our team. Apply today by following the links below! (Read More)

News & Events Weekly Update

News & Events Weekly Update News and Events across the Diocese of Parramatta and beyond (Read More)

We’re hiring! Communications and Digital Manager

The Diocese of Parramatta's Communications Team is seeking a Communications and Digital Manager to create, drive and execute the Communications and Digital strategy for the Catholic Church of Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains! Apply today! (Read More)

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At the end of Pope Francis’ first full day in Rome’s Gemelli hospital, where he is being treated for bronchitis, the Vatican said the Pope was doing well, responding to treatment and spent his afternoon resting and in prayer. Source: Crux. The post Pope responding well to treatment for bronchitis, Vatican says appeared first on CathNews. (Read More)

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has told parliamentarians that they should place the needs of vulnerable people at the centre of the country’s culture and politics. Source: ACBC Media Blog. The post Bishops tell Senate inquiry needs of the vulnerable must come first appeared first on CathNews. (Read More)

A bill that would trigger the referendum on whether to enshrine an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice to Parliament in the Constitution was yesterday introduced into the lower house. Source: ABC News. The post Bill to trigger Voice referendum introduced to Parliament appeared first on CathNews. (Read More)

The Vatican yesterday formally repudiated the “doctrine of discovery”, officially declaring that a historic policy used to justify colonial exploitation is “not part of the teaching of the Catholic Church”. Source: NCR Online. The post Vatican formally repudiates ‘doctrine of discovery’ used to justify colonisation  appeared first on CathNews. (Read More)

The New South Wales anti-slavery commissioner and a modern slavery survivor will address Catholic Health Australia’s annual conference, to be held in Perth in August. The post Anti-slavery commissioner to address Catholic Health Australia conference  appeared first on CathNews. (Read More)

NDIS Minister Bill Shorten says schools and the mental health system need to better cater to people with disabilities so the ballooning National Disability Insurance Scheme can return to its original purpose of serving people with the most severe impairments. Source: The Age. The post Shorten says struggling NDIS should not be ‘the only port of call’ appeared first on CathNews. (Read More)

The prefect of the Vatican’s liturgy office has intervened against the implementation of resolutions of the German Synodal Way that demand laypeople should be able to regularly baptise and preach the homily at Mass in churches across Germany. Source: CNA. The post Vatican prefect rejects German plan for lay homilies, Baptisms appeared first on CathNews. (Read More)

Catholic leaders have expressed sorrow and outrage after a fire in a Mexican immigration detention centre claimed the lives of at least 40 migrants, who appeared to be abandoned by guards as flames engulfed their locked cells. Source: OSV News. The post Catholic leaders outraged over fatal detention centre fire appeared first on CathNews. (Read More)

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