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CYP Promote Unveiling and Blessing of JPII Statue

 

A new and unprecedented monument dedicated to St John Paul II will be unveiled in Parramatta.

The Catholic Diocese of Parramatta will pay permanent tribute to its founder - St John Paul II - with the unveiling and blessing of a statue to be located at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta.

St John Paul II visited the Diocese of Parramatta during his pontificate shortly after its creation in 1986.  

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Fatherhood: A journey that changes you forever

Proud father, Joseph Younes, cradles his firstborn son, Charlie.
Proud father, Joseph Younes, cradles his firstborn son, Charlie.

 

By Ben Smith, Catholic Outlook, September 2015

I hope all fathers enjoy the presents and affection they receive on Father’s Day on 6 September. The wonderful hand-made cards that I get from my children are special and make me reflect on how fatherhood has changed me over the past 10 years.

I believe these changes have been at an emotional, physiological and a spiritual level. This process has been aided by the paternity leave that has allowed me to spend at least three weeks at home after the birth of each of my five children.

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CARING FOR THOSE WHO CARED: Your support for retired and sick priests 

 

 

By Elizabeth McFarlane, Catholic Outlook, September 2015 

Your priest has been at some of your most memorable and meaningful family events. They were there when you married. They were there when your child was baptised. They were there when you lost loved ones. They were there every Sunday, watching your family grow, not just in number but also in faith.

Priests often reflect on the honour that comes from being a witness to such significant moments. The Diocesan Administrator, Very Rev Peter Williams, reflected, “As priests it is a privilege for us to be able to share in the joyful moments of your lives and to be with you in times of heartache and sadness.”

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Sharing the Gospel in a single moment

Photo: https://cvglobal.co/
Photo: https://cvglobal.co/

 

Global charity CV is calling on Christians all over the world to stand together this month to share the Gospel in a single moment on social media.

The UK based charity is behind the popular sharing app, yesHEis, and has created the #goeverywhere campaign with the aim of sharing the Gospel with more than 500,000 people across 17 countries this September.

The #goeverywhere movement will utilise online technology known as a Thunderclap to present the Gospel to as many people around the world as possible on 30 September at 7.30pm.

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Catholic Earthcare Australia celebrates World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation by releasing Laudato Si' video

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Catholic Earthcare Australia is celebrating the very first World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation on 1 September by releasing a short video entitled Laudato Si’ – An urgent appeal for action.

The video features three prominent Catholic leaders - Archbishop Adolfo Tito Yllana (Apostolic Nuncio to Australia), Bishop Michael Kennedy (Bishop of Armidale and Chair of Catholic Earthcare Australia) and Jacqui Rémond (Director of Catholic Earthcare Australia). It offers a unique Australian perspective on Pope Francis’ new Encyclical Laudato Si’, and a direct call to action for the Australian Catholic community.

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Catholic medical professionals gather in Rome to discuss pressures of working in healthcare

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Catholic Herald

Doctors, activists, clergy and academics will gather for a medical conference in Rome to look at the role of conscience in healthcare for mothers. The conference will be held this week from 31 August to 4 September. 

Two senior midwives who fought for the right to conscientiously object when supervising abortions and lost will speak about the pressure Catholics face in healthcare.

The women will speak at the MaterCare International (MCI) conference in Rome, where Catholic medical professions, clergy, civil right’s activists and academics from across the world will gather to discuss the role of conscience in providing healthcare to mothers.

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Latest News

Fatherhood: A journey that changes you forever

Fatherhood: A journey that changes you forever
02/09/2015

I hope all fathers enjoy the presents and affection they receive on Father’s Day on 6 September.

Tags: Father's Day   Ben Smith   St Joseph


CARING FOR THOSE WHO CARED: Your support for retired and sick priests

02/09/2015

Your priest has been at some of your most memorable and meaningful family events. They were there when you married.

Tags: Father's Day   Appeal   Message


Sharing the Gospel in a single moment

Sharing the Gospel in a single moment
01/09/2015

Global charity CV is calling on Christians all over the world to stand together this month to share the Gospel in a single moment on social media.

Tags: CV   social media   #goeverywhere


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