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Together as Church

August 03, 2020 Bishop Bill Wright

When this issue of Aurora was beginning to coalesce around a theme of partnerships in Church ministries and how we are “stronger together”, I knew I wanted to write about the great partnership at the heart of Church life, that between the clergy and the laity.

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Book Review - Sorry Day

July 31, 2020 Ben McCarthy

“Long ago and not so long ago …”

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Communication needs breaking down

July 30, 2020 Darrell Croker

The ban on mass gatherings has forced the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle to assess its Mass-centricity. Coronavirus is a pandemic for the ages, pushing pastoral prerogatives to the forefront, and the movement of people to “modern” digital communication allows parishes to revert to being the “communities of old”.

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Fertile research

July 29, 2020 Brooke Robinson

Research shows one-in-six Australian couples experience infertility. A team from the University of Newcastle, Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) and the University of Western Sydney, believe mobile phone apps may be key to improving women’s fertility knowledge. 

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Language outlives missionary effort

July 28, 2020 Mark Dunn

Newcastle today is a modern, vibrant city, world famous for its beaches and proximity to the Hunter Valley vineyards. But it is sometimes forgotten it has a convict history at its core and an Aboriginal story to tell as well. 

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Help towards healing the nation

July 27, 2020 Brittany Gonzalez

In her first year studying a Bachelor of Nursing at the University of Notre Dame Australia, Sophie Cunningham received the Puggy Hunter Memorial scholarship, created to encourage and assist indigenous undergraduates in health-related disciplines.

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Cultures headed for healthy outcome

July 24, 2020 Frances Holz

Providing healthcare in a culturally safe environment has focused Calvary Mater Newcastle’s work to help close the unacceptable gap in disparity for Aboriginal people.

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The getting of wisdom

July 22, 2020 Lizzie Snedden

Craig Duncan is a proud Gamilaraay man whose openness, broad smile and hearty laugh create a compelling presence. He's also a passionate advocate for equality, shared perspectives and conversations.

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