Young Lives, Old Woes. IMAGE Aurora

Young Lives, Old Woes.

August 04, 2018 Bishop Bill Wright

There is something that concerns me because I know I don’t really understand it and, worse, don’t have a clue what can be done about it. But it is apparently the issue for young people.

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Family brings new life to Caroline Chisholm’s legacy

August 04, 2018 Frances Dunn

Caroline Chisholm cottage first registered on my Richter scale in 2011 when researching historical places to include on a diocesan pilgrimage route, evolving later into The Murray Pilgrimage.  A rather sizeable tremor occurred when I noticed this cottage up for auction in late 2017.

CLARE at St Clare’s is about students’ wellbeing IMAGE Aurora

CLARE at St Clare’s is about students’ wellbeing

August 04, 2018 Amy Theodore

With statistics showing that many adolescents suffer from mental illness, many schools are now acknowledging the need to provide students with a holistic approach to education with a stronger focus on students’ wellbeing.

The Seal of Confession and the Protection of Children IMAGE Aurora

The Seal of Confession and the Protection of Children

August 04, 2018 David Ranson

As has been reported extensively in recent weeks, the legal privilege of clergy in respect to the Seal of Confession is under direct challenge.

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Becoming a successful step-parent

August 04, 2018 Tanya Russell

Q   I’ve just moved in with my partner and his two children; both girls, aged ten and 13. I’ve never had children on my own and I don’t want to replace their mother but I do want to build a relationship with them. My partner would like us to parent them together and this scares me a little bit as I never want to come across as the “evil stepmother”. We got along well before I moved in and I would like to build on this relationship. How do I now adjust to this new role while preserving our positive relationship?

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Eye to eye, mind to mind, heart to heart

August 04, 2018 Karen Eastwood

I still smile to myself as I write Storyteller/Writer when responding to the occupation question on official forms but I am pleased to confirm, these days, it really is how I make a living. When I consider my ‘why’ for pursuing storytelling it comes down to three Cs: communication, creativity and connection.

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Children floored by learning at St Nick’s

August 04, 2018 Tracey Edstein

General Operations Manager of St Nicholas Early Education, Kerri Armstrong, has been clear from the very beginning about the educational philosophy behind the St Nicholas adventure.

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Helping daughters through tough times

August 04, 2018 Steve Biddulph

We know a lot about girls and how to make them strong and free, and it’s never been more needed than it is today.

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The accidental prison chaplain

August 04, 2018 Tracey Edstein

Tracey Edstein spoke to Fr Peter Carroll msc, Chaplain to the Corrective Services and Chair of the Australian Catholic Prisoners Pastoral Care Council which advises the Bishops Commission for Pastoral Life.

What do you think God is asking of us in Australia at this time? IMAGE Aurora

What do you think God is asking of us in Australia at this time?

August 04, 2018 Vivien Williams

Diocesan Co-ordinator, Adult Faith Formation, Vivien Williams, responded to this question posed in the July Aurora.

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Embrace the sounds of silence

August 04, 2018 Julie Maguire

When I was a young mother back in the early 80s, I was given a special gift from my Mum. It was a silent weekend retreat. The unique value of that experience and opportunity stayed with me for the next 25 years until I was able to offer the same to others.

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To what should we aspire?

August 04, 2018 Greg Doepel

‘Aspiration’ is the latest buzzword, the magic touchstone which will apparently give us entry into a golden age in which individual striving for wealth will solve all the problems of wide-spread inequality and disadvantage presently existing in a country once known as the land of ‘the fair go’ for all.

What are you doing to care for you? IMAGE Aurora

What are you doing to care for you?

August 04, 2018 Lizzie Snedden

Most adults have a car, right? Functioning without one would be hard.

Supporting principals to support school communities IMAGE Aurora

Supporting principals to support school communities

August 04, 2018 Brid Corrigan

Research undertaken by Associate Professor Phillip Riley and his team at Australian Catholic University confirms that the increasing complexity and workload demands of school leadership roles are impacting on the health and wellbeing of Australian school leaders.

TASTE : Parsley, lemon & rocket marinated lamb IMAGE Aurora

TASTE : Parsley, lemon & rocket marinated lamb

August 04, 2018 Bartholomew Connors

Let’s raid the garden for the fresh, zesty ingredients needed for this very simple and delicious recipe.

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