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11 Schools Remember with Poppies

November 03, 2015 Comments Emma Blackford

Remembrance Day is held in Australia on 11 November each year to commemorate all Australians who have died as a result of war.

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A River Runs Through It

November 03, 2015 Comments Mark Dunn

Aurora invited Dr Mark Dunn to share some of the findings from his recent doctoral thesis about the place that is home for him, and for so many Aurora readers. 

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Altar Servers 101

November 03, 2015 Helene O'Neill

If all regular churchgoers were surveyed and asked what concerns them most about the state of the church, invariably the response would be ‘lack of young people at Mass’.

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And the Greatest of These is Love

November 03, 2015 Andrew Hamilton sj

Traditionally, for Catholics, November is a time for remembering the dead, those “who have gone before us, marked with the sign of faith”. Andrew Hamilton reflects on endings and beginnings. 

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Border Force Act

November 03, 2015 Amy Maguire

Australia Punishes Professionals Reporting Abuse of the Vulnerable.

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Church Offers Early Education in Newcastle

November 03, 2015 Sean Scanlon

We’ve all heard a story of a friend, a family member or a colleague who is desperate to find a place in an early education centre so they can return to work.

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Depression: My Path to Peace

November 03, 2015 Tanya Russell

As a psychologist, I have the privilege of walking alongside my clients on their paths to better mental health. Often the path to a sense of stability or recovery can appear insurmountable. Below is a client’s account of depression. It is real; sometimes awful, but also full of hope. I share with permission.  

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Helping Families Get Healthy to Cut Cancer Risk

November 03, 2015 Comments Jacqui Jones

Catholic schools are joining Cancer Council NSW in a family-friendly nutrition program designed to combat alarmingly low levels of fruit and vegetable intake and cut cancer risk. 

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Inclement Weather No Handicap to Corporate Golf Day Success

November 03, 2015 Comments Barry Urwin

The wind and rain did nothing to dampen the spirits of our intrepid golfers as they battled the elements for a good cause – raising vital funds for CatholicCare Social Services’ mental health and disabilities programs.

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Is the Pope Catholic?

November 03, 2015 Michael O’Connor

Most Catholics are used to the word ‘catholic’ meaning ‘universal’ – the Church is worldwide. 

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Living With Autism

November 03, 2015 Christine Harrison

I can still recall sitting at a parent training workshop for parents of children with Autism a couple of years ago when the first slide was presented – “What are the positives of living with a child with Autism?”

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My Word

November 03, 2015 Bishop Bill Wright

I recently attended a service in the Catholic church at Chatswood to mark the centenary year of the Armenian Genocide that began in 1915, just as the Anzacs were landing on Gallipoli.

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Review: Tweet Others as You Would Want to be Tweeted

November 03, 2015 Comments Brooke Robinson

In Tweet others as you would wish to be tweeted, a Scripture-based guide to social media for the church, Beth Doherty provides “a basic guide for Catholics and Christians who seek to use social media for the greater glory of God, but who have absolutely no idea where to start”. 

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Sandwiches for the Soul

November 03, 2015 Comments Joanne Isaac

Bernadette Gibson believes passionately in the importance of faith formation. As part of her role with the Catholic Schools Office, Bernadette is responsible for spiritual and faith formation programs for teachers and staff in Catholic schools.

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Why a Sensory Garden?

November 03, 2015 Comments Jenny Gerathy op

Together in truth and love we educate, Together in truth and love we celebrate, Together in truth and love we inspire.

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Supporting Parish Staff Across the Diocese

November 03, 2015 Tracey Edstein

On a number of occasions through the year, employees, lay leaders and volunteers, who are vital in running parishes, are invited to networking days, the focus of which is information and formation, not to mention enjoyment.

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Students Learn to Empower the Powerless

November 03, 2015 Comments Caitlin O’Brien

Caitlin O’Brien reports on a social justice forum which both informed and empowered local secondary students who participated.

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Screen Saved

November 03, 2015 Comments Peter Malone msc

‘Screen Saved’ sounded a rather intriguing title when the editor of Aurora invited me to contribute something to the magazine on movies and meanings.

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