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And then there’s the Pope

August 03, 2019 Bishop Bill Wright

Last month I wrote from Rome but before the Australian Bishops’ Ad Limina visit had begun. I think it will not be too boring if I also set today’s column in that ancient city, but this time with views inside the Vatican and, indeed, the Apostolic Palace itself.

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Wrestling with the sacking of Israel Folau

August 03, 2019 Chris Middleton

High-profile Australian rugby player Israel Folau’s April 10 Instagram post is an example of the impact of our use of social media, and of the complex issues it raises.

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Zimmerman Services upgrades with expanded mandate

August 03, 2019 Darrell Croker

Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults will reach new levels when spring dawns on the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle. There is no denying the effect of historic child sexual abuse, but there is an absolute commitment not only from the leadership of the Diocese, but also the people of the Diocese, to implement best-practice preventive programs.

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Maximum attention for minimum wage and marginalised

August 03, 2019 Todd Dagwell

“For those on the margins, those who are required to survive on an inadequate minimum wage or the abysmal level of Newstart, life will not be getting easier any time soon.”

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Bringing virtual ideas to life

August 03, 2019 Amy Theodore

Ever dream of watching the Sydney Swans or the Australian cricket team take the field regularly right here in Newcastle? Well Rohan Power from St Joseph’s Primary School, East Maitland has been working hard to make it a possibility.

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From little things, big things grow

August 03, 2019 Amy Theodore

A double flying fox, climbing walls, rope swings, a roundabout swing, and a “wicked” skateboard and scooter track all located at a beautiful waterfront location.

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Calls for school counsellor needs-based funding

August 03, 2019 Todd Dagwell

Catholic Schools NSW (CSNSW) is calling on the state government to extend its public school funding boost for mental health support to all education sectors as counsellors report more young people presenting at school with “significant distress”.

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Campus chaplains open up the world

August 03, 2019 Camillus Nwahia

As a newly arrived international student at the University of Newcastle a few years ago, I was not immediately aware of the presence of chaplains on campus. I came to know about the chaplaincy after I visited the university medical clinic some weeks after my arrival. After some questioning, the doctor told me I was not actually sick.

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