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A season of repentance

April 05, 2017 Comments Bishop Bill Wright

Of course, I should have been thinking about repentance and forgiveness, sin and grace, because we are in Lent. But I actually came to be thinking about these things because I had a talk to give about Martin Luther, to mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation this year. Luther’s reformation was very much caught up with the notion of repentance.

Where are all the young people? IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Where are all the young people?

April 05, 2017 Comments Joanne Isaac

Speaking on ABC radio earlier this year, young local Catholic, Hannah Williams, challenged the stereotype that young people no longer engage with their faith.

All Joel’s world’s a stage IMAGE Aurora Magazine

All Joel’s world’s a stage

April 05, 2017 Comments Shirley McHugh

Founder of Bell Shakespeare, John Bell, long ago recognised the breadth and depth of life captured in exquisite language by William Shakespeare. Bell Shakespeare is renowned for transporting the Bard’s dramas, unconstrained by time, place, gender, nationality or culture. John Bell and company take Shakespeare to the schools and sometimes his magnanimity is rewarded big time!

A digger laid to rest IMAGE Aurora Magazine

A digger laid to rest

April 05, 2017 Comments Catherine Murray

As ANZAC Day approaches, Catherine Murray shares her family’s strong sense of the legacy of war.

Margo Nancarrow named inaugural Magdalene Award recipient IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Margo Nancarrow named inaugural Magdalene Award recipient

April 05, 2017 Comments Katherine Muscat

Representing the values of courage, leadership, fidelity and strength, the inaugural “Magdalene” was awarded on 12 March.

Coming to terms with the changes ageing can bring IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Coming to terms with the changes ageing can bring

April 05, 2017 Comments Tanya Russell

Q My father has begun to display early stage dementia and his doctor has confirmed this. My children are aged 5 and 7, and as Dad’s dementia progresses, I want them to develop age-appropriate understanding. At the same time, I don’t want them to think that dementia and the forgetfulness that goes with it is automatically part of growing older. Please give me some tips to encourage them to be patient and thoughtful.

Gatekeepers of a brighter future IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Gatekeepers of a brighter future

April 05, 2017 Comments Tracey Edstein

Visiting Maitland-Newcastle as a Caritas Project Compassion speaker gave Richard Campbell the opportunity to reconnect with his sister Louise Campbell.

University society encourages students to ask questions and look for answers together IMAGE Aurora Magazine

University society encourages students to ask questions and look for answers together

April 05, 2017 Comments Monica Scanlon

In September 2016, a contingent of Catholic students established the University of Newcastle (UoN) Catholic Society. The group initially came together at the university’s weekly Wednesday Mass and has since continued to grow in number.

Newcastle student represents Qatar and Lithuania at UN! IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Newcastle student represents Qatar and Lithuania at UN!

April 05, 2017 Comments Olivia March

A former student of St Francis Xavier’s College shares her opportunity to broaden her outlook on the world.

Enter Cursillo: An invitation to experience greater joy IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Enter Cursillo: An invitation to experience greater joy

April 05, 2017 Comments Greg Byrne

Joy: an emotion of keen or lively pleasure arising from present or expected good.

This definition explains why as a Christian I should always be full of joy. At times of quietness and prayer, with the realisation and acceptance that God loves me intimately, I am filled with a deep certainty that all will be well.

Are you one of the spacious and gracious people? IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Are you one of the spacious and gracious people?

April 05, 2017 Comments Patrick Oliver

It’s amazing how different you are when you let yourself be in love.

Seasons of a friendship IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Seasons of a friendship

April 05, 2017 Comments Tracey Edstein

There are stones in Ailsa Piper’s home named ‘Love’ and ‘Hope’. And when I visit, to enjoy a conversation with dear friends Ailsa and Tony Doherty, I encounter two individuals who might well be named ‘Love’ and ‘Hope’ – but which is which?

An ancient faith brimming with stories IMAGE Aurora Magazine

An ancient faith brimming with stories

April 05, 2017 Comments Ruth Jacobs

The story of Judaism begins with its founder, Abram.

Even in pain, each day is a new beginning IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Even in pain, each day is a new beginning

April 05, 2017 Comments Anne Gleeson

St Augustine has been quoted as saying, “the greatest evil is physical pain”. Over the past six and a half years I have come to know this evil.

CatholicCare partners with parishes and schools IMAGE Aurora Magazine

CatholicCare partners with parishes and schools

April 05, 2017 Comments Gary Christensen

Acting Director, CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning, Gary Christensen, outlines his approach to his new role. Gary is a Novocastrian who was educated in local Catholic schools and has considerable experience in the areas of child protection, out of home care, mental health and disability services.

Why not project an Easter message? IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Why not project an Easter message?

April 05, 2017 Comments Anne Millard

Reprising her Advent offering, cinephile Anne Millard suggests a clutch of Easter-flavoured films.

Aloma’s  story: our common home, our future IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Aloma’s story: our common home, our future

April 05, 2017 Comments Nicole Clements

Caritas Australia is supporting and empowering Filipino commu­nities like Aloma’s in the aftermath of extreme weather events and the effects of climate change.

Providing children with a Safe Home for Life IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Providing children with a Safe Home for Life

April 05, 2017 Comments Allison Armstrong

According to the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS), nearly 17,000 children and young people in NSW are in Out of Home Care. Around half are in relative or kinship care and half in foster care.

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