Young people the protagonists of their own futures IMAGE Aurora

Young people the protagonists of their own futures

May 05, 2018 Comments Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle

In October there will be a Synod of Bishops on the theme “Youth, faith and vocational discernment.” In March this year, as Sean-Patrick Lovett wrote, “Pope Francis opened the pre-Synodal meeting in Rome…with a provocation: “Too often we talk about young people without asking what they think,” he said. There are those, said the Pope, who tend to “idolise” youth, and others who prefer to keep young people “at a safe distance”, rather than allowing them to be the protagonists of their own futures. (The Vatican 19 March 2018).

 

Coming of age a matter of faith IMAGE Aurora

Coming of age a matter of faith

May 05, 2018 Comments Gabrielle Lynch

Gabrielle Lynch responded to an invitation to reflect on the Church during the Year of Youth initiated by the Australian Catholic Bishops.

Are you a Sophia woman? IMAGE Aurora

Are you a Sophia woman?

May 05, 2018 Comments Judith Lynch

I’m old enough to remember the heady years that followed Vatican II, when small groups were all the go and Catholics began to talk more freely about their faith. For the first time I noticed how women talk about their lives.

Powerful libraries make powerful learners IMAGE Aurora

Powerful libraries make powerful learners

May 05, 2018 Comments Amy Theodore

No longer just a quiet place to sit and develop literacy skills, school libraries have evolved into engaging, forward-thinking contemporary learning hubs.

Maitland woman attends UN Commission focusing on rural women IMAGE Aurora

Maitland woman attends UN Commission focusing on rural women

May 05, 2018 Comments

Aberglasslyn’s Madeleine Banister recently represented the Catholic Women’s League of Australia at the 62nd United Nations Commission for the Status of Women. She shared her experiences with Aurora.

 

Doctors of Education shape the future of All Saints’ College IMAGE Aurora

Doctors of Education shape the future of All Saints’ College

May 05, 2018 Comments Gabrielle Sutherland

The students of All Saints’ College, St Mary’s Campus, Maitland, are fortunate enough to have four Doctors of Education – Kylie Harris, Bryan Maher, Daniel Belcher and Christopher Mooney – contributing to the development and strategic nature of the senior curriculum at the college.

West Papuans cry out for freedom IMAGE Aurora

West Papuans cry out for freedom

May 05, 2018 Comments Australian Catholic Social Justice Council

After more than 50 years of repression, the indigenous people of West Papua hold on to the belief that one day they can reclaim their country.

Norman Thomas Gilroy: An Obedient Life IMAGE Aurora

Norman Thomas Gilroy: An Obedient Life

May 05, 2018 Comments Nick Mattiske

Norman Cardinal Gilroy was one of Australia’s most influential churchmen, but his talent for administration rather than controversy and tendency to hide his private thoughts and feelings has meant that he is neglected in historical evaluation, a lack John Luttrell’s Norman Thomas Gilroy: An Obedient Life addresses.

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