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The Good News and the other news

April 07, 2018 Comments Bishop Bill Wright

Happy Easter! We are in Easter Week and it is the greatest of our Christian celebrations. The commemoration of Christ’s death and rising is the heart of our Christian faith.

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Why play benefits children in the early years of school

April 07, 2018 Comments Amy Theodore

Remember those childhood days of playing outside for hours with your friends until the sun went down and your parents had practically to drag you back inside?

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Quest to get Sebastian to the USA

April 07, 2018 Comments Amy Theodore

The Stace family from East Maitland is seeking the support of the community to help raise money for a medical intervention that could give their four-year-old son, Sebastian, a normal life.

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Trying to set true north where ethics are concerned

April 07, 2018 Comments Frank Brennan SJ AO

I’ve been asked to reflect on wisdom in the public square. In the wake of the royal commission, it is a brave priest who would buy into any controversy in the public square.

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Diocesan recognition for a committed young woman

April 07, 2018 Comments Tracey Edstein

When the young recipient of this year’s Magdalene Award, Claire McWilliam, thinks about the source of her deep Catholic faith, the faces of women come into her mind. “My faith journey’s been with the women – my mother, women in my parish of Toronto, women belonging to the groups I’m involved in. These women have given me the confidence to remain as faithful as I have.”

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Speaking the same (love) language

April 07, 2018 Comments Tanya Russell

Q Sometimes I feel my partner and I don’t really understand each other. Although we do talk about our feelings and we have shared goals, I feel he doesn’t show me love the way I want him to. I think I am more romantic about expressing my love for him but he tells me he shows me he loves me by doing things for me such as cooking and doing a lot around the house. I really appreciate these things about him but I don’t associate those actions with romance – to me, they are just a normal part of a relationship. I’m worried that we just don’t see love or romance the same way and I’m not sure how to make him understand me more. What can I do?

“She took me on and I’ve never looked back.” IMAGE Aurora

“She took me on and I’ve never looked back.”

April 07, 2018 Comments

Conference Manager at the Vinnies Centre at Islington, Chris Lloyd-Jones, graciously shared his story of redemption with Aurora.

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Supporting those on the land

April 07, 2018 Comments Gary Christensen

While there has been rain in recent weeks, drought conditions continue in the Upper Hunter. Many are hoping for ‘follow up’ rains to ensure grass regrows and crops take root.

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‘I literally LOVE my job. Like LOVE it!

April 07, 2018 Comments Amanda Skehan

Despite being one of only 12 female professionals selected for Melbourne Theatre Company’s ‘Women in Theatre’ program, ASPIRE Creative Director, Anna Kerrigan, remains humble.

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It’s no sin to be sixty

April 07, 2018 Comments David Ahern

This month’s Family Matters is masquerading as a book review – or is it a book review masquerading as Family Matters? Majellan Magazine kindly shared a reflective piece about something we’re all engaged in – growing older! It will particularly appeal to those with a faith dimension in their lives.

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What does the pantry offer you?

April 07, 2018 Comments Nicola Arvidson

By the time you read this, Nicola Arvidson will be enjoying celebrating Easter with a deepened appreciation of its meaning.

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Critical issues to be addressed at the next Bonhoeffer Conference

April 07, 2018 Comments Michael Kenny

Internationally respected theologians from South Africa and the USA will be among the guest speakers in Sydney on 7-8 June for the 14th Annual Australian Bonhoeffer Conference. Its theme will be Bonhoeffer and Public Theology.

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Have we forgotten how to weep? (Pope Francis)

April 07, 2018 Comments Carmel Hanson rsj

In July 2013, Pope Francis visited Lampedusa, Italy, the landing place for the thousands of asylum seekers who had fled across the sea in search of better lives. He saw the anguished faces of parents desperately clutching their children, experienced the raw grief of those whose loved ones had perished on the treacherous journey and saw the fear and uncertainty in the eyes of the adults who had fled.

 

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Walls made of living stone

April 07, 2018 Comments Michael O’Connor

“The world is but a ship, and not thy home.” When I walked up the steps to enter St Therese’s Church at New Lambton as a child my eyes were drawn to these words carved in the masonry above the door.

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“Our most sacred day”

April 07, 2018 Comments John Murray

Anzac Day. A day of solemn remembrance across our nation. A day to reflect upon the sacrifice of so many lives lost in armed conflict so that the security and freedom of future generations might be preserved.

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Do Less. Be More.

April 07, 2018 Comments Trish Bogan

This book is packed with practical information to help make life less frenzied and consequently create time and space to do whatever is important.

 

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Vegetable and Hokkien noodle salad

April 07, 2018 Comments Bartholomew Connors

This delicious dish will become a firm favourite for weeknight dinners, and it’s perfect served cold for lunch the next day. Feel free to add a protein of your choice such as cooked chicken thigh – just panfry chicken thigh, slice and serve on top of noodles (again, hot or cold).

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