Reading is so good for you IMAGE Aurora

Reading is so good for you

July 07, 2018 Susan McLaine

“There are books that are suitable for a million people, others for only a hundred. There are even remedies — I mean books — that were written for one person only…A book is both medic and medicine at once. It makes a diagnosis as well as offering therapy. Putting the right novels to the appropriate ailments: that’s how I sell books.”

Deacon helps young people navigate life IMAGE Aurora

Deacon helps young people navigate life

July 07, 2018 Monica Scanlon

Greg Kerr has been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the General Division for “service to youth through a range of roles”. He will receive his medal in September.

The work of SRE teachers is supported by new report IMAGE Aurora

The work of SRE teachers is supported by new report

July 07, 2018 Jude Hennessy

If you listen to some reports in the media, you’d be forgiven for thinking that Australians were a completely secular bunch who have turned their backs on religion and Christian values. The opposite is true, according to new independent research released in May 2018.

What does it mean to be catholic? IMAGE Aurora

What does it mean to be catholic?

July 07, 2018 Louise Gannon rsj

Circumstances over several months, both delightful and challenging, have been pushing me to consider more deeply, what it means to be catholic, both personally and for us together. I could phrase the question along the lines of the Gospel: ‘Who do I say I am?’ and ‘Who do we say we are?’ I am not considering so much what I say with words, that’s easy. What I am considering is what I say with my life, day in and day out. What follows is something of what I have been pondering.

Audrey Steinmetz: “vocation more than career” IMAGE Aurora

Audrey Steinmetz: “vocation more than career”

July 07, 2018 John Murray

John Murray shares a grace-filled encounter between past and present.

Paying some dues IMAGE Aurora

Paying some dues

June 09, 2018 Bishop Bill Wright

I’ve just ticked over seven years as bishop, and I was out of action for the occasion. Flu. Like so many others.

Children and grief IMAGE Aurora

Children and grief

June 06, 2018 Comments Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle

When children are grieving it is natural to want to support them.

How to fix the church? IMAGE Aurora

How to fix the church?

June 02, 2018 Comments Bishop Bill Wright

Census results that show declining numbers of Christians always attract some comment. There’s a section of the community that positively delights in rushing to explain why the church, or often ‘religion’ itself, has had its day in an enlightened, scientific and liberal age.

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