A synodal church? IMAGE Aurora Magazine

A synodal church?

August 02, 2017 Comments Bishop Bill Wright

Some readers will be aware of Pope Francis’ ongoing remarks on the desirability of ‘synodality’ in the church or, indeed, of a ‘synodal’ church. To many, this is unfamiliar language, although quite strong memories persist of the diocesan synod held in 1992-93.

Love Child: It isn't like that anymore IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Love Child: It isn't like that anymore

August 02, 2017 Comments Jackelyn Bassett

Jackelyn Bassett spoke to Chloe Allsopp, CatholicCare’s psychologist working in the field of open adoption.

Q What is your role in supporting the open adoption process?

A I provide information and counselling to anyone affected by adoption, past or present. This can relate to mandatory adoption counselling for parents considering adopting their newborn, counselling for those who were adopted or who have adopted, and providing information or services to assist with contacting birth parents.

Educating in the Dominican way: preach it we must! IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Educating in the Dominican way: preach it we must!

August 02, 2017 Comments Tracey Edstein

We live in a society in which truth is under threat from ‘alternative facts’ in the ‘post truth world’.

However, if you were to visit the diocesan schools embodying the Dominican tradition and celebrating significant anniversaries this year, I believe your faith in the possibility of truth would be restored.

Diocese launches new Development and Relief Agency IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Diocese launches new Development and Relief Agency

August 02, 2017 Comments Kate Bennett

The Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle is pleased to announce the new Development and Relief Agency (DARA).

Maintaining sound professional relationships IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Maintaining sound professional relationships

August 02, 2017 Comments Tanya Russell

Q   I work in a small team and generally get along well with everyone. However, there is one person I find it difficult to speak up to, and I am often upset by how she speaks to me. Her sarcasm towards me can be tiring and often upsetting. How do I talk to her and preserve our working relationship?

Jennifer, what do you want to be when you grow up? IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Jennifer, what do you want to be when you grow up?

August 02, 2017 Comments Jennifer Rumbel

Eccleston’s Jennifer Rumbel shares a story of encouragement, enlightenment and excitement!

Be part of something bigger IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Be part of something bigger

August 02, 2017 Comments Stephanie Trunk

As registrations for 2017 open, Stephanie Trunk shares her experience at the 2015 Australian Catholic Youth Festival (ACYF) in Adelaide, accompanying students from St Catherine’s College, Singleton.

Building the visual identity of St Bede’s IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Building the visual identity of St Bede’s

August 02, 2017 Comments Alyssa Faith

How does the spirit of an 8th century English monk provide meaning to the community of a contemporary Australian Catholic school?

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