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Inter-church fasting day at Glenbrook raises money for charity

More than 200 people from several Christian churches in the Lower Blue Mountains have gathered for a Lenten day of fasting and prayer for Christian unity, with the aim of raising money for charity.  (Read More)

Catholic bishops and the magisterial codes of power

The Church's biggest challenge is to figure out how unity works in a context that requires diversity in liturgical and pastoral practice, as well as in the application of doctrine (Read More)

Bishop Vincent stresses dignity of human person at inaugural St Bakhita Lecture 

Alone, we may feel powerless about preventing modern slavery, but together, we can make a difference.  This was the call to action from Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv, Bishop of Parramatta, as he delivered the inaugural St Josephine Bakhita Lecture at Australian Catholic University’s Blacktown campus, on her patronal feast day of 8 February.  (Read More)

News & Events Weekly Update

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

St Bakhita Mass celebrates joy and resilience of Sudanese Catholics 

Families, friends, politicians, service providers, South Sudanese, and Sudanese Australians have gathered to celebrate the feast day of their patron saint – St Josephine Bakhita.  (Read More)

Diocese honours legacy of its first Bishop, Bishop Bede Heather

Today we remember the Diocese of Parramatta’s first Bishop, Bishop Bede Heather, on the anniversary of his passing three years ago.   (Read More)

New parish priest at Kenthurst in the ‘hands of God’ 

Marking a new chapter in their parish’s history, St Madeleine Sophie Barat Parish, Kenthurst, has warmly celebrated the installation of its third-ever parish priest.  (Read More)

News & Events Weekly Update

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

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An ACT Legislative Assembly committee has recommended changes to a bill that would legalise voluntary euthanasia, to “more clearly define” who would be eligible for the scheme. Source: ABC News. The post Dissenting MPs blast ACT’s ‘extreme’ euthanasia proposal appeared first on CathNews. (Read More)

Advocates for the Australian Catholic Anti-slavery Network have won key amendments to Commonwealth legislation to give victim-survivors a voice in the national response to modern slavery. The post ACAN advocacy wins bipartisan support for slavery survivors  appeared first on CathNews. (Read More)

The first assembly of the Synod on Synodality demonstrated that an effective way to break the chains of clericalism and highlight the experience of women in the Church is to listen and pray together before discussing issues, say two Synod participants. Source: OSV News. The post Listening a powerful antidote to clericalism: Synod participants appeared first on CathNews. (Read More)

Public policy expert Mark Considine says Australia’s current approach to social service delivery is failing the people it is meant to support and protect. Source: Melbourne Catholic. The post Why social service delivery must switch from ‘choice to voice’ appeared first on CathNews. (Read More)

Is breaking the “man box” the key to ending domestic violence, asks Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ. Source: Eureka Street. The post New report says respect the key to ending domestic violence appeared first on CathNews. (Read More)

Liverpool Football Club has announced the expansion of its International Academy program to South Australia with the creation of a new partnership with Adelaide’s Xavier College. Source: The Southern Cross. The post English soccer giant teams up with Adelaide Catholic school appeared first on CathNews. (Read More)

The Holy See’s Permanent Observer to the United Nations in Geneva has called for renewed international efforts to address the ongoing violations of human rights, including freedom of religion. Source: Vatican News. The post Religious freedom ‘violated’ in one third of the world appeared first on CathNews. (Read More)

Dozens of priests in Argentina have written a letter to protest President Javier Milei’s administration's decision to cut funds for public works in the country’s poor neighbourhoods and slums. Source: Crux. The post Priests protest Argentina government’s funding cuts for city slums appeared first on CathNews. (Read More)

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