Diocese launches new Protection and Safety Council IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Diocese launches new Protection and Safety Council

February 01, 2017 Comments Bishop Bill Wright

As a diocese we have an absolute and enduring commitment to promoting and ensuring the safety of all who are connected with us – be it through our parishes, Catholic schools, early education or community outreach services. To ensure we deliver on this commitment and continually improve our practices, I am pleased to announce the formation of a new body − the Diocesan Protection and Safety Council (the Council).

What can I say about my mother? IMAGE Aurora Magazine

What can I say about my mother?

February 01, 2017 Comments Luke Evans

In 2010, Kathleen Evans participated in the canonisation ceremony of Australian Mary of the Cross MacKillop in Rome. The disappearance of Kathleen’s cancer was accepted as the miracle that took Mary, co-founder of the Sisters of St Joseph, ‘over the line’, so to speak. Kathleen died just before Christmas and her son Luke shares his remembrances.

Marriage: Should I stay or should I go? IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Marriage: Should I stay or should I go?

February 01, 2017 Comments Tanya Russell

Q Over the past few months, I have been seriously considering leaving my husband. We have been married for 14 years and we have three children but somewhere along the way, we have grown apart. I am torn between doing what’s “right” by the children and what is “right” for me. I don’t know how I feel anymore and don’t want to open up too much to my friends, especially if I decide to stay. How do I start unpacking this more in my head before making my decision?

Women + Education = Hope IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Women + Education = Hope

February 01, 2017 Comments Anne Benjamin

It’s a line as straight as an arrow: educate young women and you can expect a brighter future for their families. Nowhere have I seen this more clearly than in India.

Nurturing a relationship with God through hands-on experience IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Nurturing a relationship with God through hands-on experience

February 01, 2017 Comments Siubhan Sadler

Siubhan Sadler introduces an innovative way to help children understand the Christian story.

A festival invitation to all young people IMAGE Aurora Magazine

A festival invitation to all young people

February 01, 2017 Comments Baden Ellis

Following the success of the Australian Catholic Youth Festivals held in Melbourne and Adelaide in recent years, Bishop Bill Wright is optimistic that the 2017 Festival, to be held in Sydney in December, will be a destination of choice for many young members of the diocesan community.

Who’s your buddy? IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Who’s your buddy?

February 01, 2017 Comments Joanne Isaac

This year I am in the privileged position of having a child in Year 6 and a child starting kindergarten (with another one in between). The reason I feel lucky about this is not just because I will finally get the much coveted school photo featuring all of my kids at once, but because I’ve been able to witness the buddy system at St Benedict’s Primary School, Edgeworth, from two perspectives.

I’m blessed to call Australia home IMAGE Aurora Magazine

I’m blessed to call Australia home

February 01, 2017 Comments Shirley McHugh

Chair of the diocesan Social Justice Council, Shirley McHugh, reflects on our nation in the wake of Australia Day.

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