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Deacon Jack’s past will shape his future priestly life

Deacon Jack Elkazzi didn’t have a conventional road to the priesthood. In fact, at one point in time, his life was headed in the opposite direction. He credits a persistent friend, World Youth Day 2008 and the kindness of his local parish priest as key moments in his faith journey with another major milestone taking place this week: his ordination as a priest. (Read More)

‘Dear sisters and brothers’ – Bishop Vincent’s homily for 29 January 2023

Bishop Vincent's Homily for the Forth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A. 'Seeing humanity through the prism of the suffering' 29 January 2023 (Read More)

Deacon Matthew hopes to be open to God’s providence in his priestly ministry

From a very early age, Matthew Dimian knew he wanted to be a priest. This week, that dream will become a reality. (Read More)

Australian Catholics prepare to welcome the most influential woman in the Vatican

This week, thousands of Catholics around Australia will be meeting and listening to Sr Nathalie Becquart XMCJ, the most senior woman in the Vatican. Here are details of how you can watch her lectures live as she travels around Australia. (Read More)

Deacon Adam hopes to be an ‘instrument of God’s love’ as a priest

Deacon Adam Carlow is at peace and feels reaffirmed in his ministry as he prepares to take the next step in his vocational journey. (Read More)

Fr Frank’s Homily – 29 January 2023

Fr Frank Brennan SJ's Homily for the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A (Read More)

A new school year with new beginnings

The following ideas from Frank Chiment, Principal Leader at Patrician Brothers' College, Blacktown, provide some hints which may assist and support parents/carers for a positive commencement to the school year. (Read More)

Latest Appointments in the Diocese of Parramatta

Most Rev Vincent Long OFM Conv, Bishop of Parramatta, has confirmed these appointments in the Diocese of Parramatta (Read More)

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Pope Francis has invited Christians to pray for his papal visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan this week, saying the African nations have suffered greatly from lengthy conflicts. Source: Vatican News. The post Pope urges prayers for ‘pilgrimage of peace’ to South Sudan and Congo appeared first on CathNews. (Read More)

Australian Catholic University has urged caution amid calls to reduce comprehensive postgraduate teaching degrees to one-year courses. The post No short-term solution to teacher shortage: ACU appeared first on CathNews. (Read More)

Catholics around Australia will this week meet and listen to Sr Nathalie Becquart XMCJ, the most senior woman in the Vatican who will become the first woman to vote in the upcoming Synod of Bishops. Source: Catholic Outlook. The post Australian Catholics to meet Vatican’s most influential woman appeared first on CathNews. (Read More)

An independent evaluation of the National School Chaplaincy Program has found there are benefits of having chaplains in schools but has endorsed plans to broaden the scheme to include secular support staff. Source: ABC News. The post School chaplaincy report recommends addition of secular support staff appeared first on CathNews. (Read More)

The Albanese Government has begun implementing a far-reaching agenda, particularly as it relates to many of Australia’s most marginal and disadvantaged, writes Catholic Social Services Australia chair Francis Sullivan.  The post Albanese Government makes good start for the dispossessed appeared first on CathNews. (Read More)

More than 30 Josephite Sisters celebrated almost 2000 combined years of religious life at their diamond jubilee this month. Source: The Catholic Leader. The post Sisters of St Joseph honoured for decades of dedication appeared first on CathNews. (Read More)

Pope Francis has written a letter to clarify his comments on sin and homosexuality from a recent interview with the Associated Press. Source: CNA. The post Francis clarifies comments on sin and homosexuality appeared first on CathNews. (Read More)

Anti-poker machine campaigner Andrew Wilkie has challenged governments around Australia to seize a “watershed moment” and follow New South Wales Premier Dominic Perrottet’s plan to introduce cashless gambling cards. Source: Sydney Morning Herald. The post Wilkie challenges states to follow NSW on pokie reform appeared first on CathNews. (Read More)

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