So long, farewell and thank you, Ray Collins IMAGE Aurora Magazine

So long, farewell and thank you, Ray Collins

December 07, 2016 Comments Alyssa Faith

After his nine years as the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle’s Director of Schools, it’s time to bid farewell to Ray Collins. As Ray begins his journey into retirement, we reflect on his illustrious career and the significant contribution he has made to our diocese. 

Have you heard about the Aussie camino? IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Have you heard about the Aussie camino?

December 07, 2016 Comments Luke Mills

Luke Mills spent seven days walking 217 km from Portland to Penola in April 2013. He and two friends undertook the walk as pilgrims following the path of St Mary MacKillop.

IDPwD: Achieving goals for the future we want IMAGE Aurora Magazine

IDPwD: Achieving goals for the future we want

December 07, 2016 Comments Gary Christensen

As a local services provider, CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning (CatholicCare) prides itself on working in and around our community.

Do you see what I see? IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Do you see what I see?

December 07, 2016 Comments Anne Millard

“Said the night wind to the little lamb, do you see what I see?”

A star, a journey, a baby, forgiveness, and sacrifice.

I offer five interesting and unusual films for the Christmas season.  I hope this collection provides an opportunity for enjoyment and reflection.

Who is my neighbour? IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Who is my neighbour?

December 07, 2016 Comments Aloysious Mowe sj

“We decide who is coming here.” Malcolm Turnbull must have been hoping to gain both the conservative chops and the electoral success of former Prime Minister John Howard when he uttered these words in defence of his plans to ban asylum seekers who have arrived in Australia on boats from ever entering Australia.

THE WAY WE WERE: Commemorating 1000 years of Christianity IMAGE Aurora Magazine

THE WAY WE WERE: Commemorating 1000 years of Christianity

December 07, 2016 Comments Suzanne Martin

An invitation was published in the August 1966 Maitland Diocese’s Catholic Sentinel to commemorate 1000 years of Christianity in Poland.

The sacred ordinary IMAGE Aurora Magazine

The sacred ordinary

December 07, 2016 Comments Rod Pattenden

Christmas has been totally wrapped up. Whatever the gift might be, the packaging, marketing and promise of endless products shape our anticipations and our desires. Who will save us from all this wanting for more? Will we ever find deep satisfaction when there’s always a better product or experience to unsettle our desire?

For this busy mum, 'something's gotta give' IMAGE Social Services

For this busy mum, 'something's gotta give'

December 01, 2016 Comments Tanya Russell

Q As a parent of three children I feel I have lost who I am.  I have put so much effort into what I perceived as being a great parent. I have always put my kids first and now they rule our house.  I have done this out of love but now feel stuck and don’t know how to change this.  My relationship with my husband is strained because I have given everything, including all my time and attention, to my children, believing I had to do this to meet their needs. But I have done this at the expense of my relationship and now have nothing left in my tank to give him.  How do I reclaim ‘me’?  I feel like I am just ‘surviving’ − trying to cope as a mother of three, work and run a household.   I am in a rut and don’t know how to get out.

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