AURORA EXTRA: Channelling mercy through the dust IMAGE Aurora Magazine

AURORA EXTRA: Channelling mercy through the dust

September 09, 2016 Comments Tracey Edstein

Predictably, the theme of the 2016 Australasian Catholic Press Association’s annual conference, held in Sydney last week, was “Channels of mercy”.

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Christie's claiming gold in more ways than one

September 07, 2016 Comments Helene O'Neill

TS Eliot once wrote, “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”

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Come to the market place at the cathedral!

September 07, 2016 Comments Shirley McHugh

I think we could all agree that the world is a bazaar. One could almost say it’s a ‘bizarre’ bazaar – a mélange of people – fat and thin, short and tall, black and white, brown and yellow, healthy and unhealthy, a world of justice and injustice – a world where Christ, two thousand years ago, preached from the hillsides and in the market places – to come and follow him and to learn how to love one another.

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Why stopping the boats does not solve the problem

September 07, 2016 Comments Oliver White

Austria’s foreign minister recently suggested that people seeking asylum in Europe should not be allowed to enter the continent, but should be held on offshore islands instead. Sebastian Kurz said that the principles of the “Australian model” should be applied to Europe, and went as far as to suggest that people who entered Europe “illegally” should lose their right to apply for asylum.

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Fossil fuel divestment and living Laudato Si'

September 07, 2016 Comments Thea Ormerod

The start of a push for Catholic divestment from coal, oil and gas extractive industries is now well under way. Another boost was given at World Youth Day via a letter signed by over 120 youth organisations delivered to Pope Francis. In it, they urged him to support fossil fuel divestment and asked him to ensure the Vatican’s own financial institution cuts its ties with extractive industries. A call from young people will no doubt be significant to Pope Francis.

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The sense of an ending, and many beginnings

September 07, 2016 Comments Tracey Edstein

Gail O’Brien is to be the guest speaker at Holy Trinity Parish Dinner on 21 October (see page 21). Tracey Edstein interviewed Gail at her Sydney home and learned something of her remarkable story.

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A pilgrimage of mercy

September 07, 2016 Comments Joanne Isaac

When we left the diocesan offices on Thursday 14 July to travel to World Youth Day (WYD) in Krakow, Poland, I knew all my fellow pilgrims’ faces, but I didn’t know anything about them. By the time we landed in Venice, 32 hours later, the wonderful people I had shared that never-ending journey with were my treasured friends. And 27 days later, I feel like the bonds we have forged are simply unbreakable.

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Heading for your first Fathers' Day?

September 07, 2016 Comments Dr Richard Fletcher

My husband and I have just had our first baby. Our daughter is only three months old. My husband is not coping with the baby’s crying and wants to hand her back as soon as she starts. He gets frustrated because he wants to be involved but can’t handle it. I think it’s him being wound up and tense and she feels it and that’s why she keeps crying. He’s worried that he’ll lose it and that someone will get hurt. Can you please help? (Post to a parenting website)

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