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Reconnecting with our real surroundings

May 02, 2020 Lizzie Snedden

When Pope Francis was interviewed by The Tablet last month regarding COVID-19 he explained every crisis contains both danger and opportunity: the opportunity to move out from the danger.

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The COVID-19 generation?

May 04, 2020 Bishop Bill Wright

We all wonder what life will be like, you know, after this.

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Temporary visa holders not immune

May 06, 2020 Todd Dagwell

Hunter families on temporary visas made jobless by the pandemic are unable to afford food and rent because they’re ineligible for federal government assistance.

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School is where the HSC heart is

May 11, 2020 Todd Dagwell

Newcastle Year 12 student Mackenzie Hepple feared her HSC results were headed over a cliff due to COVID-19 but she’s since breathed a sigh of relief after learning NSW schools would reopen on 11 May.

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Mass movement to Melbourne

May 13, 2020 Brooke Robinson

Newcastle’s loss is St Patrick’s Cathedral in Melbourne’s gain following the appointment of Dr Philip Matthias as Director of Music.

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Survival of the gifted

May 12, 2020 Brittany Gonzalez

Agility and the ability to adapt are necessary for survival, but sometimes assistance comes in handy. Education is no different, and research continually throws up new ways of meeting challenges and rethinking the culture around learning.

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Isolation is not so splendid for some

May 15, 2020 Stephen Groombridge

COVID-19 forced isolation is impacting on us all and significantly our capacity to see friends, engage in community activities and enjoy life in general.

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Art of the encounter

May 20, 2020 Rosemary McAllister

When the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference wrote its Social Justice Statement 2019-2020, “Making it Real: Genuine human encounter in our digital world”, it could not have predicted its relevance in light of the world’s current situation.

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Shelter from the storm

May 19, 2020 Darrell Croker, Gavin Abraham

The Catholic Church is inviting its various agencies across the country to consider what facilities could be made available to support national efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19 within the community.

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Banana Muffins at St Nick's

May 21, 2020 Brooke Robinson

In St Nicholas Early Education centres across the region, cooking is regularly demonstrated to children, as part of a broad education program.

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Shackles still too prevalent

May 27, 2020 Darrell Croker

Human trafficking and slavery are hidden crimes, yet researchers estimate 40 million people are enslaved worldwide and that slavery generates $US150 billion ($247 billion) for traffickers each year.

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Consider living generously in a crisis

May 28, 2020 Rosie Kendall

The world is in crisis. None of us quite know what to do. Surely something this big should have been planned for. How can everything change so quickly?

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Calm the farm for toddler temper

June 01, 2020 Jessica Smith

My almost two-year-old has started having huge tantrums. They can happen anywhere. He cries, arches his back, throws things, and becomes generally stubborn. I feel so embarrassed having to carry my screaming toddler through the shops that I just want to stay home. I hate seeing him so upset, but also need to get things done. Please help, it seems like I have tried everything and nothing has worked.

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The School of Restoration

June 02, 2020 Ashleigh Banks

Alice Achan is a remarkable person and her story is inspiring, heartbreaking and unforgettable.

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Disabled can’t self-isolate

June 02, 2020 David Belcher

This is a really trying time for people with disability, their families and the people who support them.

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VET to the rescue

June 03, 2020 Lizzie Snedden

The Hays Job Report for January 2020-June 2020 identifies early childhood teaching as Australia’s most in-demand education role.

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