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A pilgrim’s progress

December 07, 2019 Bishop Bill Wright

As the bus pulled away from the last border checkpoint, I felt some lightening of my spirits.

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Fires can’t destroy the heart of the people

December 09, 2019 Fr Greg Barker

Catastrophic fires burnt across NSW and Queensland throughout November and many readers will have firsthand experience of what it looked and felt like. It will remain raw for many of us for some time to come.

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One perfect day

December 11, 2019 Brooke Robinson

It is surprising how dramatically someone’s life can change when they suddenly fit in. 

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Make this Christmas a meaningful celebration

December 16, 2019 Fr Joseph Figurado

Dearly Beloved in Infant Jesus,

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St Nicholas is coming to town

December 17, 2019 Darrell Croker

We know Santa Claus traverses the globe in a reindeer-powered sleigh on Christmas Eve but more fascinating are the historical travels and travails of his progenitor St Nicholas.

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Give the gift of learning

December 20, 2019 Lizzie Snedden

Preparations for Christmas are well under way - advent candles have been lit, carols can be heard far and wide, Christmas trees have taken over lounge rooms and festive gatherings are in full swing. 

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In our time of dying

January 06, 2020 Darrell Croker

Christian, Jewish and Muslim leaders have joined to reaffirm each religion’s clear opposition to euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide.

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Amazon synod questions celibacy

December 18, 2019 Todd Dagwell

“Do I favour a celibate priesthood? Yes, I do,” says Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle’s Bishop Bill Wright.

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Happy days

January 14, 2020 Brooke Robinson

St Pius X High School, Adamstown students Thomas Maddison and Lucy Kelly are “happy” after experiencing a week-long work experience at Maroba Caring Communities in Waratah.

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Put down your pens and pick up language

January 15, 2020 Megan Baird

Two diocesan schools certainly talked the talk recently. St Joseph’s Primary School, Denman and Holy Cross Primary School, Glendale put down their pens in order to pick up language.

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Some facts about ecstasy-testing kits

January 16, 2020 Paul Dillon

Ecstasy-testing kits, as well as tests for a range of other drugs (cocaine, ketamine and LSD) are widely available on-line and are used by many to access information about what is contained in the drugs they have purchased.

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Let the brain play

January 10, 2020 Darrell Croker

Neuroscience educator Nathan Wallis took leadership and infants teachers from Catholic schools of Maitland-Newcastle on a tour-de-force of the developing brain in November.

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The right stuff

January 07, 2020 Brittany Gonzalez

Born and bred in our steel city, John Gralton is a proud Novocastrian with a lifelong commitment to social justice.

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Strategies to cope with solitude

December 19, 2019 Tanya Russell

Q   I moved to Newcastle for a new job about six months ago. Despite my job keeping me busy and the enjoyment I get from working with new people, I have become increasingly lonely. Unfortunately, my family, who live interstate, will be overseas for Christmas, which makes me feel even more lonely and isolated. I love Newcastle and want to stay here but I’m not sure how to overcome my loneliness.

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Climate of anxiety

January 09, 2020 Todd Dagwell

Although he’s only 16, Ben Hewitt has been “keeping tabs” on climate change for years and he’s “particularly concerned” about the type of planet future generations will inherit.

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Shape your shortbread

December 12, 2019 Brooke Robinson

Are you looking for a homemade gift you can share with friends and family this Christmas?

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