Youth: Wasted on the Young? IMAGE Aurora

Youth: Wasted on the Young?

February 07, 2018 Comments Bishop Bill Wright

One thing I’m often asked by young people, and hardly ever by older folks, is why I became a priest. It’s a question that requires a two-part answer, but the first part is easy.

Festival a fantastic first IMAGE Aurora

Festival a fantastic first

February 07, 2018 Clay Burke

I joined a group of over 200 young people from the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle to join up with 20,000 Catholic youths from across Australia for the Australian Catholic Youth Festival (ACYF) held last December.

Aurora survey reveals all IMAGE Aurora

Aurora survey reveals all

February 07, 2018 Comments John Kingsley-Jones

The survey of our Aurora readers provided some fascinating insights – and your feedback will help us in our efforts to make Aurora as appealing, accessible and sustainable as possible.

Bishop-Elect Brian Mascord: “I always knew there was something more…” IMAGE Aurora

Bishop-Elect Brian Mascord: “I always knew there was something more…”

February 07, 2018 Comments Tracey Edstein

When he wrote to the people of Thessaloniki, St Paul exhorted them, “In all circumstances give thanks, for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.” (1 Thess 5:18)

Lina’s Project continues in 2018 IMAGE Aurora

Lina’s Project continues in 2018

February 07, 2018 Comments Joanne Isaac

To build on the work of Lina’s Project – which aims to acknowledge the devastation caused to victims and survivors of abuse, their families, friends and the whole community and seek atonement – the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle will be facilitating two regional events in February and March.

Strategies for gratefulness and happier living IMAGE Aurora

Strategies for gratefulness and happier living

February 07, 2018 Comments Tanya Russell

Q: Sometimes I find myself getting caught up in the negativity of people around me and forget about the good things that are also happening. How can I ground myself and remind myself that life is also full of hope and good things?

“You are either up for it or you are not.” IMAGE Aurora

“You are either up for it or you are not.”

February 07, 2018 Comments Loretta O'Donnell

One of my former UNSW colleagues once reflected: “If you have never experienced good teaching, it is hard to become a good teacher.” My three sisters and I were fortunate to learn from great teachers. I was inspired to become a professional educator by Mrs Maree Crawford at San Clemente High School, Mayfield, and Ms Sherrill Whittington, Mrs Penny Anicich and Mr Larry Keating who taught me at St Anne’s High School, Adamstown.

Spirituality of Ageing IMAGE Aurora

Spirituality of Ageing

February 07, 2018 Comments Rev Elizabeth MacKinlay

Ever since my grandmother had the first of a series of strokes, beginning when I was just about 12 years old, I have been interested in older people and their well-being. It was one of the main reasons I chose to do nursing, back in the 1950s. It has been a fascinating journey since then.

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