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Painting the town orange

March 07, 2018 Comments Tom Jones

On 21 March 2018 the Hunter Interfaith Network would like to paint the Hunter Region a bright orange, the colour of Harmony Day.


If music be the food of love… IMAGE Aurora

If music be the food of love…

March 05, 2018 Comments Trish Bogan

Philip and Bernadette Matthias share a unique relationship. They met through their passion for music and eventually married; their love for each other and for music is keeping their lives exhilarating and demanding. With two sons, three-year-old William and 16-month-old Thomas, and a new baby due in August, their lives are a whirlwind of activity.

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.

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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.

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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.

“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.

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