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From island home to long career at Calvary Mater Newcastle

May 03, 2017 Comments Fane Falemaka

Last year Calvary Mater Newcastle’s Clinical Nurse Specialist, Fane Falemaka, was the proud recipient of the Mary Potter Award. She was nominated by her peers because they felt she exemplified Calvary’s values of Hospitality, Healing, Stewardship and Respect. Also in 2016, Catholic Health Australia honoured Fane with the highly coveted Nurse of the Year Award. Aurora invited Fane to share her remarkable story. International Nurses Day will be celebrated on 12 May.

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Interfaith forums bring community together

May 03, 2017 Comments Kate Bennett

Bringing together people of faith is something the diocese does each and every day through its worship, community outreach and education services.

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Three new St Nicholas centres to open

May 03, 2017 Comments Sean Scanlon

The diocese’s childcare agency, St Nicholas Early Education, is set to expand with three new centres to open late 2017 and early 2018. With services already operating at Singleton and Newcastle West, St Nick’s will soon have five centres across the region - opening at Cardiff, Chisholm and also Lochinvar in late 2017 and early 2018 ready for the school year.

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Mother love: it’s complicated

May 03, 2017 Comments Joanne Isaac

I remember when I used to meet up with friends, go to the movies and read as many books as I wanted. I would literally put one book down and pick up another. I remember regularly ringing one of my best friends and enjoying epic two-hour conversations. I remember re-watching all seven seasons of The West Wing in a month (long before Netflix and binge watching were even a thing). I remember walking my dogs every day. I remember lazy Sunday afternoons on the couch. Sometimes I would even have a nap!  

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While Syria suffers, Iraq, Libya and Vietnam come to mind

May 03, 2017 Comments Jason Von Meding

A local commentator unpacks the recent US attack on Syria. What may have happened by the time you read this?

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Nirvana: All that’s required is a wish to find real inner peace

May 03, 2017 Comments Kadam Mick Marcom

Newcastle Buddhist Kadam Mick Marcon introduces the teachings of Buddhism, with reference to the writings of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.

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Exploring ‘cyclospirituality’

May 03, 2017 Comments John Cavenagh

 As far as I can recall, ‘cyclospirituality’ is a term which came to me while I was happily cycling along a quiet country road one morning. 

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Countering Islamophobia

May 03, 2017 Comments Patrick McInerney

Islam continues to be prominent in news reports, usually for all the wrong reasons. Editor of Bridges (see below), Columban Patrick McInerney, offers helpful suggestions to those who want to penetrate beyond the headlines. In doing so, he echoes the documents of the Second Vatican Council.  

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