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Pope Francis speaks at a time when decisions must be made

November 01, 2017 Comments Kevin Corrigan

In an expanded “Frankly Spoken”, parish priest of Nelson Bay, Fr Kevin Corrigan, offers an overview of the words of Pope Francis as the deadline for the same-sex marriage plebiscite approaches. 

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A case of conscience

October 04, 2017 Comments Bishop Bill Wright

Last month in this column, I concluded that Catholics could make up their own minds as citizens on what they thought the law of the land could define as marriage. Not everyone agrees on that, of course.

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Our schools are cooking up a healthy eating future

October 04, 2017 Comments Gabrielle Sutherland

With rising obesity and school children regularly missing breakfast, it’s more and more vital to equip young people with the skills and knowledge to make healthy food choices.

Fraught with promise: the interreligious blame game IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Fraught with promise: the interreligious blame game

October 04, 2017 Comments John D'Arcy May

The greatest objection to religious belief in our time is possibly the perceived connection between religion and violence. All the religions have messages of peace; all are historically complicit in violence.

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Mother and son share enthusiasm for ACYF

October 04, 2017 Comments Brooke Robinson

Newcastle mother and son, Ellen Hazelton and Jarrod Moore, attended the Australian Catholic Youth Festival (ACYF) in Melbourne 2013 and Adelaide 2015. Last year they attended World Youth Day (WYD) in Krakow, Poland. What draws them to these global church experiences?

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Building resilience in children

October 04, 2017 Comments Tanya Russell

Q   I’m a parent of two young boys and would like some tips on helping them cope with making mistakes. I see other parents with great intentions trying to fix their children’s problems but I’m not sure that telling my children everything will be okay will teach them about life’s disappointments. How do I support my children to build their determination and resilience?

Dual citizenship’s not always a liability! IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Dual citizenship’s not always a liability!

October 04, 2017 Comments Virginia Tsang

Not many people can say that they have a family in two different continents but CatholicCare’s Virginia Tsang is very used to having a Mum and Dad in Australia and a 媽媽 and 爸爸 in Hong Kong. She shares her story.

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There’s a bear in there

October 04, 2017 Comments Monica Scanlon

The parents of retired diocesan priest, Fr John McEnearney, have 111 direct descendants, including Fr John and his nine siblings, ranging in age from 86 to 69 years.  Fr John is the eldest.    

Fr John’s journey to priesthood is an unusual one.

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