Help CatholicCare’s gift giving tree share the love at Christmas IMAGE Aurora

Help CatholicCare’s gift giving tree share the love at Christmas

December 06, 2017 Comments Lizzie Snedden

Christmas.

For many of us it’s a joyous time, celebrating the birth of Christ and encompassing family traditions, celebrations with friends, gift-giving and the sharing of food. However, for the 10,000 children and young people living in Permanency Support Programs (foster care) in Newcastle, the Hunter and Central Coast, it can be a very different story.

Things change. You’ll not get any disagreance from me! IMAGE Aurora

Things change. You’ll not get any disagreance from me!

December 06, 2017 Comments Bishop Bill Wright

When I first heard the word, which seems like only a year or so ago, I took it for a solipsism or rather, perhaps, one of those quasi-existent words that people use because they think they sound more impressive than the common alternative. But as people continued to seek my ‘agreance’ on this or that, I realised we had a new social phenomenon on our hands. Nonetheless, I suspected the word didn’t really exist.

In remembrance IMAGE Aurora

In remembrance

November 01, 2017 Comments Bishop Bill Wright

I’ve never had ‘trick-or-treaters’ turn up at my place for Halloween. For most of my life that was not surprising because Halloween, like Valentine’s Day or the Super Bowl, was something known to us only from American TV shows.

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Sand, surf, scripture and the Spirit

November 01, 2017 Comments Monica Scanlon

Sports Chaplaincy Australia defines a chaplain as a “trusted, authentic, caring person. They are trained in sports pastoral care to assist sports communities provide genuine care for their members.”   

Helene O’Neill is chaplain of Cooks Hill Surf Club. 

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Collaborating with thought leaders

November 01, 2017 Comments Tracey Edstein

Appointing a person whose role is “Manager, Practice, Development & Innovation” says a lot about an organisation.

Nominate a woman of substance for Magdalene Award! IMAGE Aurora

Nominate a woman of substance for Magdalene Award!

November 01, 2017 Comments Ellen Hazelton

A highlight of the International Women’s Day diocesan event in March was the announcement of the inaugural Magdalene Award winner, Margo Nancarrow of Rutherford. Margo has contributed, and continues to contribute, in the areas of liturgy, Special Religious Education, Catholic Women’s League and many others.

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The rise of Gifted Education in diocesan schools

November 01, 2017 Comments Sally Brock

The holistic wellbeing of all students in our school communities is a key objective for all educators in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle.

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Travelling to the beat of a different drum

November 01, 2017 Comments Sr Melissa Dwyer FDCC

They say the best way to make God laugh is to tell him your plans. If someone had told me when I was growing up that I would serve the church as a religious sister, I would have told them they were mad.

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