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About MNnews

MNnews is a publication of the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle. We are Catholic news that matters to you.

With MNnews, we endeavour to publish stories of interest to the people throughout out diocese, including the regions of Lake Macquarie, the Hunter Valley, Cessnock, Stockton, Nelson Bay, Taree, Forster, Dungog and Muswellbrook.

The site contains stories from the award-winning magazine "Aurora", as well as articles from the Catholic Schools Office of Maitland-Newcastle, CatholicCare Hunter-Manning and St Nicholas Early Education Centres. We also share information related to parish life and the Catholic Church. All of the content on this site is managed by the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle. The stories are provided by volunteers, teachers, students, diocesan staff and authors both amateur and professional.

We invite our readers to contribute to MNnews. If you have something to share, please read our Editorial Statement regarding what we will publish. You can submit your article here.

Aurora Magazine

Aurora Magazine is the official diocesan magazine for the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle

In 2014, Aurora Magazine was awarded the Bishop Kennedy Memorial Award for Overall Excellence at the Australasian Catholic Press Association (ACPA) Awards. Aurora also won The 2014 Gutenberg Award at the Australasian Religious Press Association (ARPA) Awards. The ACPA award is given annually to a Catholic publication that “has stepped above and beyond their mission to make an outstanding contribution to the life and vitality of the Church and its faithful through the written word,” according to the ACPA citation.

The Gutenberg Award is the premier annual award of ARPA and the President, Peter Bentley, commended Aurora for taking the step “to reconnect not only with its wider Catholic constituency, but also to connect with members of other denominations and the general public”.

Aurora also received the ACPA awards for Best Print Magazine and Best Layout and Design – Magazine, the Gold ARPA award for Best Regional Publication, the Silver ARPA Award for Best Faith Reflection and the Bronze ARPA Award for Best Theological Article.

Editorial Staff and Authors

You can view information regarding the mnnews.today editors and contributing authors on the Editors and Authors page.

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Acknowledgement of country and traditional owners

We acknowledge Aboriginal Peoples are Australia's first Peoples and the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land on which we work towards hearing God's people and empowering them to participate fully in Christ's mission.