Mercy’s out of the box and it’s not going back! IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Mercy’s out of the box and it’s not going back!

March 01, 2017 Comments Vivien Williams

For we who worship in the mainstream Christian churches, Matthew’s gospel is shaping our lives this year, definitively revealing Jesus as the living presence of God among us.

Families, not orphanages IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Families, not orphanages

March 01, 2017 Comments Therese Osland

During the ten years I worked in humanitarian and development programs in Asia and the Pacific, I saw increasing numbers of children in orphanages and began to ask ‘Why?’, knowing that orphanages no longer exist in Australia. 

Experts warn against following overseas experience with euthanasia IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Experts warn against following overseas experience with euthanasia

March 01, 2017 Comments Debra Vermeer

The practice of euthanasia and assisted suicide overseas has been a disaster, with so-called safeguards failing and doctor-assisted killing on the rise, and not just for the terminally ill, says world-renowned ethicist Professor Margaret Somerville.

Grieve in writing, because it just might help IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Grieve in writing, because it just might help

March 01, 2017 Comments Ted Bassingthwaighte

It was a clear intention of the Director of the Hunter Writers Centre, Karen Crofts, to use the verb ‘grieve’ in naming the Grieve Writing Competition. This title is the perfect clarion call for those who, for a multitude of emotional and creative reasons, unveil their deepest and most personal feelings about loss and grief through writing.       

AURORA EXTRA: A poem for L'Arche IMAGE Aurora Magazine

AURORA EXTRA: A poem for L'Arche

February 16, 2017 Stephen Rigby

Stephen is a Board member of the L’Arche Hunter Community, but he lived for some time in the Brisbane Community. He and Jason developed a relationship which touched each other’s lives and this poem is an expression of this deep relationship.

Reality TV: Watching people behaving badly IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Reality TV: Watching people behaving badly

February 01, 2017 Comments Bishop Bill Wright

The New Year break gives someone like me a bit more time to catch up on popular culture. And it’s somewhat disturbing. Of course, the culture I’m seeing may not be all that popular. I’m talking about watching TV...

Meet new Director of Catholic Schools, Dr Michael J Slattery IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Meet new Director of Catholic Schools, Dr Michael J Slattery

February 01, 2017 Comments Alyssa Faith

As the 2017 school year commences, the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle Catholic Schools Office welcomes a new Director of Schools.

Love your neighbour through Project Compassion 2017 IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Love your neighbour through Project Compassion 2017

February 01, 2017 Comments Patricia Banister

Caritas Australia’s annual Lenten fundraising and awareness-raising appeal is an extraordinary, ongoing demonstration of the faith, love and generosity of the Catholic congregation and caring supporters throughout Australia to help end poverty, promote justice and uphold dignity.

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