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The Catholic chaplain helping children in hospital

Starting out as a volunteer with the pastoral care team at Canberra Hospital in 2018, Abraham was drawn to helping people in their moments of need from a very early age, following a personal encounter of God’s love in 2008. (Read More)

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

‘A Blue Mountains treasure’: Fr Eugene is subject of new book 

A retired priest from the Diocese of Parramatta who has a deep connection with the Blue Mountains and has written and published extensively for more than five decades, is the subject of a new book.  (Read More)

Prince of Peace, not of conflict avoidance 

If we want people to step up and shape our Church’s future, we need to create spaces where tension is allowed, even appreciated – while being held with civility and respect. The Synod was the best I’ve seen so far of this in the Church. (Read More)

Fr Frank Brennan’s Homily: Solemnity of Christ the King 2023

On this feast of the Solemnity of Christ the King, our Australian bishops have published a letter to us all reflecting on last year’s plenary council in Sydney and this year’s session of the Synod in Rome. (Read More)

Street Feast serves up big helping of kindness  

Community members gathered with those on the margins of society to share a meal, company and good conversations in a spirit of solidarity and friendship at the third annual Parramatta Street Feast. (Read More)

Dedicated Catholics recognised at Diocesan Medal of Honour

Nine members of the Diocese of Parramatta have been recognised for their outstanding service and contribution to the faith and community at a ceremony at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta, on 1 November 2023.  (Read More)

Putting more heart into the hands of others this Christmas

Many of us are blessed to experience the joy, expectation and love that Christmas brings. However, it can also be a lonely and distressing time, especially if you’re in hospital. (Read More)

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Pope Francis has cancelled plans to travel to Dubai this weekend for a United Nations climate conference on the advice of his doctors following ongoing health issues, the Vatican announced. Source: NCR Online. The post Pope cancels COP28 trip after advice from doctors appeared first on CathNews. (Read More)

At a time when social cohesion is needed more than ever, the New South Wales euthanasia legislation that came into effect yesterday is a divisive law, writes Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP. Source: The Catholic Weekly. The post Euthanasia divides us into two classes of people: Archbishop Fisher appeared first on CathNews. (Read More)

Asylum-seekers and refugee advocates are demanding the Albanese Government establish a royal commission into immigration detention. Source: Canberra Times. The post Independent MPs back call for royal commission into immigration detention appeared first on CathNews. (Read More)

Descendants of three siblings of pioneering medical missionary Sr Mary Glowrey JMJ came from across Victoria and interstate for a unique family day in Melbourne. Source: Melbourne Catholic.  The post ‘History came to life’ at Glowrey family celebration day appeared first on CathNews. (Read More)

Australians will be banned from making the Nazi salute in public after the Albanese Government reversed its position on the issue amid pressure from the Opposition and Jewish community groups. Source: The Age. The post Nazi salute to be banned after Government changes mind appeared first on CathNews. (Read More)

A school-based program that promotes gender equality and targets toxic masculinity will receive a $1.5 million funding boost to allow its expansion in Western Australia’s Catholic and other non-government schools. Source: The West Australian. The post Catholic schools to be included in program after $1.5m funding boost  appeared first on CathNews. (Read More)

Russia’s extensive drone attack on Kyiv on Saturday damaged the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Patriarchal Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ. Source: OSV News. The post Kyiv Catholic Cathedral damaged in Russian drone attack appeared first on CathNews. (Read More)

Iraq’s Supreme Court has dismissed an attempt by the head of the Chaldean Catholic Church to overturn a presidential decree that removed his “institutional recognition”. Source: The Tablet. The post Cardinal Sako condemns ‘unjust’ court rejection of case against Iraqi president appeared first on CathNews. (Read More)

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