Get a Trade and Stay in School IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Get a Trade and Stay in School

May 05, 2015 Comments Emma Blackford

It’s a relatively new option for young men and women completing their senior years of high school and one that’s becoming increasingly more popular; to get a trade and stay in school for Year 11 and 12.

Palliative Care – Putting Patients Back in the Driver’s Seat IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Palliative Care – Putting Patients Back in the Driver’s Seat

May 05, 2015 Comments Debra Vermeer

National Palliative Care Week runs from 24 – 30 May. Debra Vermeer speaks to two women who know how important it is to talk about dying.

Commemorating a Saintly Visitor IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Commemorating a Saintly Visitor

May 05, 2015 Comments Gabrielle Lynch

Celebrating Mass or attending school in a humble timber building in Cooranbong seems difficult to imagine today, especially if it meant being accompanied by the woman who famously lived by the motto, “Never see a need without doing something about it”.

Students Consider Going Off To War IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Students Consider Going Off To War

May 05, 2015 Liam Beckett

Primary and secondary students in Catholic schools responded enthusiastically to a diocesan-wide invitation to reflect on what it means to go ‘Off to War’.

CARE TALK: Family Conflict IMAGE Aurora Magazine

CARE TALK: Family Conflict

May 05, 2015 Comments Tanya Russell

CARE TALK is a monthly advice column in Aurora Magazine where a registered psychologist offers answers to common questions around mental health and counselling.

ONE BY ONE: A Window Into A Paramedic’s World IMAGE Aurora Magazine

ONE BY ONE: A Window Into A Paramedic’s World

May 05, 2015 Comments Paul Alexander

Paramedics regularly feature high on lists of most trusted professions. Paul Alexander, currently a paramedic at Dungog, shares some of his career’s rewards and challenges.

War, Racism and the Power of Community IMAGE Aurora Magazine

War, Racism and the Power of Community

May 05, 2015 Comments Trish Lane

Anzac Day always makes me recall the story of my great-grandfather’s wartime experience. Not his service in battle, but his experience of racism due to his German heritage.

Words Do Help IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Words Do Help

May 05, 2015 Comments Tracey Edstein

A national writing competition with local origins addresses issues of loss and grief.

In The Midst Of It IMAGE Aurora Magazine

In The Midst Of It

May 05, 2015 Comments Joanne Isaac

As Mother's Day approaches, Joanne Isaac issues a challenge to modern parents.

Getting Their Religious Education Right IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Getting Their Religious Education Right

May 05, 2015 Comments John Donnelly

Could you imagine a school in Australia that did not have regularly scheduled sport for young students? A multitude of sporting competitions and activities abound in the wider community, and it appears that learning about and engaging in sport is highly valued in the education system.

The CATHOLIC THING: Is Catholic Social Teaching Our Best Kept Secret? IMAGE Aurora Magazine

The CATHOLIC THING: Is Catholic Social Teaching Our Best Kept Secret?

May 05, 2015 Comments Sandie Cornish

I’m sure that most people have a pretty good idea what the Catholic Church teaches about sex before marriage, and about abortion – but what about the death penalty, or a just wage, or the tax-transfer system? The Catholic Church has teachings on issues of justice in society, peace, and the environment. That whole area of Catholic teaching is known as Catholic Social Teaching.

A Journey In The Heart IMAGE Aurora Magazine

A Journey In The Heart

May 05, 2015 Comments Suzanne Romani

Novocastrian Suzanne Romani shares a recent experience which brought together a difficult past and a more understanding present.

Not On The Outer: Be, Grow, Show IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Not On The Outer: Be, Grow, Show

May 05, 2015 Comments Jessica Crow

20 March, 2015, end of Week 8, Term 1. Any teacher will tell you that the end of term one leaves you emotionally drained and physically exhausted. I was approached by my school executive and asked if I would like to attend the retreat “Be, Grow, Show”, hosted by the Diocesan Council for Ministry with Young People.

“Our Work Is To Pray, And So We Pray For The World” IMAGE Aurora Magazine

“Our Work Is To Pray, And So We Pray For The World”

May 05, 2015 Comments Debra Vermeer

Pope Francis announced that 2015 will be a year dedicated to the promotion of consecrated life, and is asking the church's religious sisters, brothers and priests to "wake up the world" with their testimony of faith, holiness and hope.

A Monster in Heaven? IMAGE Aurora Magazine

A Monster in Heaven?

May 05, 2015 Comments Michael O’Connor

Regular contributor Michael O’Connor presents an intriguing, and ultimately reassuring, scenario.

BISHOP BILL: Wake Up The World IMAGE Opinion & Comment

BISHOP BILL: Wake Up The World

May 05, 2015 Comments Bishop Bill Wright

Way back in about 1990, I was asked to write a piece on ‘The Australian Church in the New Millennium’. As I recall, I was fairly upbeat.

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