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Missionary of Mercy is on His Way to the Hunter

February 03, 2016 Louise Gannon rsj

Father Richard Shortall is a familiar face to many in the local community, thanks to his ‘retreat in everyday life’ offered in several parishes and his accompanying the relic of St Francis Xavier back in 2012.

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Creating a Little Human

January 29, 2016 Kylie Cooper

Friends visited recently to meet my newborn. We got to talking about the current trend to delay starting a family in favour of travelling, purchasing a house and establishing careers. 

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Knitting Nannas or Sisters in Arms?

January 29, 2016 Comments Greg Doepel

“I think it is interesting that you can`t un-see something once you have seen it.”

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Can We Give Up on the Perfect?

January 29, 2016 Tracey Edstein

Picture a two-storey timber house flowing out of a wild garden, largely open to the elements, crammed with everything from vintage suitcases to mismatched china and joyful bunting to driftwood, and offering many spots to sit, read, chat, contemplate or simply be.

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Dominicans Celebrate 800 Year Jubilee

January 29, 2016 Margaret Cameron

Two local Dominican Sisters travelled to Rome to join the larger Dominican family.

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A Film Every Adult Catholic Should See

January 29, 2016 Rev Dr Richard Leonard sj

Spotlight is an occasion for holy, righteous anger and every adult Catholic should see it − not because it is easy, but because it is necessary.

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Confronting Cancer

January 29, 2016 Jennifer Byrne

A loving daughter shares a story of life and hope, unwittingly echoing Pope Francis’ call for mercy.

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Living with Complexity

January 29, 2016 John Cavenagh

John Cavenagh offers a few reflections on the contemporary relevance of scripture.

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Adult Cowboys and Indians

January 29, 2016 Michael O’Connor

Regular contributor Michael O’Connor highlights an uncomfortable truth. Your response is welcome.

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Are your Children Future Proof

January 29, 2016 Kathy Walker

“The beginning of something is always most important, especially when it is young and just beginning.” (Plato)

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Searching for The Sentinel

January 29, 2016 Gabrielle Lynch

We take photographs to record moments because the moment is precious. Photographs evoke memories from the past; memories of meaningful people, decisive events and significant places.

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Assessing and Supporting Autism

January 29, 2016 Tanya Russell

One in 100 Australians has autism – and we have much to learn.

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A Special Relationship Bar None

January 29, 2016 Joanne Isaac

A nun and a publican forming a deep and abiding friendship might seem unlikely on paper, but not when the nun is Sr Helen Anne Johnson rsj, founder of Mums’ Cottage, and the publican is Steph Woolf, proprietor of the historic Holmesville Hotel.

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CareTalk: Permission to Grieve

January 29, 2016 Tanya Russell

Q. One of my dearest, lifelong friends died by suicide recently. Although we know he was struggling, there were never any signs that he would take his own life. In fact he was making travel plans for the future. It seems so sudden and I am devastated. How do I help myself get through this awful time as well as support his family?

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Open Communication is Key to Success at School

January 29, 2016 Brian Lacey

At the beginning of each school year, parents experience myriad emotions that come with sending their child off for his or her first day of kindergarten or high school. This year, to help ease some parents’ concerns, Aurora has invited former K-12 principal and current Head of RE & Spirituality Services (Catholic Schools Office), Brian Lacey, to answer some common questions.

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50 Years of Putting Compassion into Action

January 29, 2016 Nicole Clements

2016 marks 50 years of Project Compassion, Caritas Australia’s annual Lenten fundraising and awareness raising campaign and one of Australia’s largest humanitarian appeals.

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AURORA EXTRA: Holey! Wholly! Holy!

January 29, 2016 Michael O’Connor

Have you ever looked in the dictionary for the definition of a “hole”? Holes are real. But a hole is really nothing – “no thing”!

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Mercy Evident in Marriage Tribunal Changes

January 28, 2016 Jane Dunn

I have been working in the role of Tribunal Director since 2007 and naturally I am familiar with all that my role entails and demands.

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