By Jordan Grantham, Diocese of Parramatta [caption id="attachment_2661" align="alignnone" width="933"] Paula Kerr, Parramatta Director, Region

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During the recent Bishops’ Conference, Bishop Greg Homeming of Lismore offered a reflection focusing on the challenges the Catholic Church in Australia faces at this time. There is no doubt that the Church is weaker than it was, both in numbers of the faithful and the influence it has on the wider society. Some of its weakness is self-inflicted through the abuse scandal, but others say that the damage from this has been exacerbated by anti-Catholic elements who are

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The ordination to the priesthood of Deacon Joseph Paul Yamaoka was a joyous occasion that took place in the chapel of the Apostolic Nuncio to Japan on the feast of the Nativity of St John the Baptist (June 24th).

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