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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The work of SRE teachers is supported by new report

July 07, 2018 Jude Hennessy

If you listen to some reports in the media, you’d be forgiven for thinking that Australians were a completely secular bunch who have turned their backs on religion and Christian values. The opposite is true, according to new independent research released in May 2018.

Celebrating Bishop Bill Wright's seventh anniversary as Bishop of the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle IMAGE Bishop Bill Wright

Celebrating Bishop Bill Wright's seventh anniversary as Bishop of the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle

June 19, 2018 Tracey Edstein

As Bishop Bill has written, it was a cold and stormy night in June 2011 when he was ordained eighth Bishop of Maitland-Newcastle.

BISHOP BILL WRIGHT: How to fix the church? IMAGE Bishop Bill Wright

BISHOP BILL WRIGHT: How to fix the church?

June 02, 2018 Bishop Bill Wright

Census results that show declining numbers of Christians always attract some comment. There’s a section of the community that positively delights in rushing to explain why the church, or often ‘religion’ itself, has had its day in an enlightened, scientific and liberal age.

BISHOP BILL WRIGHT: Sea of Possibilities IMAGE Bishop Bill Wright

BISHOP BILL WRIGHT: Sea of Possibilities

May 05, 2018 Bishop Bill Wright

‘Have you been here before?’ they all seem to ask, conscious that their corner of the world has not been high on the tourist bucket list. And I am revelling in being able to say ‘Yes, but not for 50 years.’ Papua New Guinea was even more remote from the jetset in 1968, but the schoolboy that I was then had indeed spent a fortnight or more on a tour with his father of the incipient banking industry of the soon-to-be nation. Many things I remember vividly.

BISHOP BILL WRIGHT: The Good News and the other news IMAGE Bishop Bill Wright

BISHOP BILL WRIGHT: The Good News and the other news

April 07, 2018 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.

BISHOP BILL WRIGHT: One man’s meat…. IMAGE Bishop Bill Wright

BISHOP BILL WRIGHT: One man’s meat….

March 07, 2018 Bishop Bill Wright

OK, we’re going back in time. Not very far, but you’re reading this in March while my head is still in February. I’m going to one of our high schools this afternoon to have a conversation with its student leaders, and I have a trick question to put to them.

BISHOP BILL WRIGHT: Youth, Wasted on the Young? IMAGE Bishop Bill Wright

BISHOP BILL WRIGHT: Youth, Wasted on the Young?

February 07, 2018 Bishop Bill Wright

One thing I’m often asked by young people, and hardly ever by older folks, is why I became a priest. It’s a question that requires a two-part answer, but the first part is easy.