In October there will be a Synod of Bishops on the theme “Youth, faith and vocational discernment.” In March this year, as Sean-Patrick Lovett wrote, “Pope Francis opened the pre-Synodal meeting in Rome…with a provocation: “Too often we talk about young people without asking what they think,” he said. There are those, said the Pope, who tend to “idolise” youth, and others who prefer to keep young people “at a safe distance”, rather than allowing them to be the protagonists of their own futures. (The Vatican 19 March 2018).
During the Year of Youth declared by the Australian Catholic Bishops, Aurora has been asking local young people what they think, initially those who participated in the Australian Catholic Youth Festival in Sydney in December.
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The students of All Saints’ College, St Mary’s Campus, Maitland, are fortunate enough to have four Doctors of Education – Kylie Harris, Bryan Maher, Daniel Belcher and Christopher Mooney – contributing to the development and strategic nature of the senior curriculum at the college.
Even if you are not a soccer fan, just about the entire Catholic schools community will be hoping former student Jason Hoffman, player for the Newcastle Jets, will lift the trophy at this weekend’s Grand Final when his team take on Melbourne Victory.
Playing in front of a hometown crowd at the Wells Fargo Centre in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Novocastrian and SFX alumni, Ben Simmons has played a key role in the 76ers 104-91 victory over the Miami Heat.