Letter from the Eternal City IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Letter from the Eternal City

July 05, 2017 Comments Bishop Bill Wright

'I write from Rome.' That is the literal truth, but I gave serious consideration to not saying it.

Listen to their voices, hear their stories and walk together into the future IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Listen to their voices, hear their stories and walk together into the future

July 05, 2017 Comments Sr Anne Gardiner

2017 Senior Australian of the Year, Sr Anne Gardiner of the Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, graciously accepted an invitation to write for the edition of Aurora appearing in NAIDOC Week.

NAIDOC Week 2017 celebrates Indigenous languages IMAGE Aurora Magazine

NAIDOC Week 2017 celebrates Indigenous languages

July 05, 2017 Comments Jackelyn Bassett

CatholicCare Social Services’ Jackie Bassett spoke to Ian Eggins, Manager of Supported Independent Living, as he anticipated NAIDOC Week (2-9 July).

Do you know the hoarders next door? IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Do you know the hoarders next door?

July 05, 2017 Comments Anna Kerrigan

Hoard: a supply or accumulation that is hidden or carefully guarded for preservation, future use.

I have always been slightly obsessed with hoarders and what makes them tick.

Launch of learning framework for Catholic schools IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Launch of learning framework for Catholic schools

July 05, 2017 Comments Kathryn Fox

The culmination of over two years planning and consultation about what ‘learning’ means and looks like for our Catholic schools came about recently with the launch of a Learning Framework.

Feel the fear and face it with courage IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Feel the fear and face it with courage

July 05, 2017 Comments Tanya Russell

Q  I feel stuck in my life. My friends are achieving success in many aspects of their lives while I seem to be watching life pass me by. My friends tell me that I seem to be afraid of putting myself “out there” and I need to try new things. I tend to agree! I let my fears get in the way of applying for promotions at work and generally living the life I want to live. How do I let go of my fears and take some chances?

This couple’s committed to a movement that unites faith and life IMAGE Aurora Magazine

This couple’s committed to a movement that unites faith and life

July 05, 2017 Comments Monica Scanlon

Newcastle couple Brian and Adda O’Donnell are keen to share their enthusiasm for the ecclesial movement, Communion and Liberation. Communion and Liberation is a movement which has the purpose of forming its members in Christianity in order to make them co-workers in the Church’s mission in all areas of society. 

eConference offering fresh model of leadership in uncertain times IMAGE Aurora Magazine

eConference offering fresh model of leadership in uncertain times

July 05, 2017 Comments Michael Kenny

“Broken Bay Institute - The Australian Institute of Theological Education” is proud to be partnering again with the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference to host the 13th Annual National eConference on Thursday 10 August. The theme is Gospel Leadership in Times of Chaos: the Hope of Pope Francis.

Making girls strong starts young IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Making girls strong starts young

July 05, 2017 Comments Steve Biddulph

It all begins in your arms. You look down at your newborn baby daughter, and have such intense feelings. Tenderness, love, fierce protectiveness swirl inside you as you wonder how her life will unfold. 

Commemorating Hiroshima IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Commemorating Hiroshima

July 05, 2017 Comments Doug Hewitt

Early in the morning of 6 August 1945, a US B-29 bomber, code-named Enola Gay, dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima, killing 140,000 people. Three days later a second bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, mistaking it for the industrial city of Kokura.

Not even a whimper IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Not even a whimper

July 05, 2017 Comments John Murray

In this NAIDOC Week edition of Aurora, regular contributor John Murray shares a long-ago, far away incident that has haunted him. 

Of feasts and fasts: the Eastern Orthodox Church IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Of feasts and fasts: the Eastern Orthodox Church

July 05, 2017 Comments Rev James Carles

Like the Roman Catholic Church, the Eastern Orthodox Church has its origins in the earthly ministry of Jesus Christ. Our Lord chose apostles who, having received the grace of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, spread the Christian faith throughout the ancient world. 

Pilgrimage in everyday life IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Pilgrimage in everyday life

July 05, 2017 Comments Donna Mulhearn

Pilgrimage can be undertaken anywhere, any day, says Donna Mulhearn. It encompasses overseas travel and trekking long distances, but it can also mean heading to the nearest bushwalk or public labyrinth.

Caring for your documents at home IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Caring for your documents at home

July 05, 2017 Comments Donna Robson

Diocesan Archives Officer Donna Robson offers some practical tips to preserve your personal archives.

Honouring a long life of love and laughter IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Honouring a long life of love and laughter

July 05, 2017 Comments Christine Engel

As her mother’s 90th birthday approaches, Christine Engel shares the story of a resilient woman who will be fondly remembered by (among others) many former students of St Anne’s High School, Adamstown.

An opportunity to honour the land on which we live IMAGE Aurora Magazine

An opportunity to honour the land on which we live

July 05, 2017 Comments Chris Parker

Kurri Kurri parishioner, Chris Parker, extends an invitation to visit his part of the Hunter.

Salvation history in 800 words IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Salvation history in 800 words

July 05, 2017 Comments Michael O’Connor

Throughout eternity God lives a life of love – three Persons loving and being loved perfectly.

God chose to share the life of love with creatures who would be gifted with God’s attributes of intelligence and free will, the essentials for loving.

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