Of course, I should have been thinking about repentance and forgiveness, sin and grace, because we are in Lent. But I actually came to be thinking about these things because I had a talk to give about Martin Luther, to mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation this year. Luther’s reformation was very much caught up with the notion of repentance.
Representing the values of courage, leadership, fidelity and strength, the inaugural “Magdalene” was awarded on 12 March.
In September 2016, a contingent of Catholic students established the University of Newcastle (UoN) Catholic Society. The group initially came together at the university’s weekly Wednesday Mass and has since continued to grow in number.
Joy: an emotion of keen or lively pleasure arising from present or expected good.
This definition explains why as a Christian I should always be full of joy. At times of quietness and prayer, with the realisation and acceptance that God loves me intimately, I am filled with a deep certainty that all will be well.
Following approval by the Hunter Joint Regional Planning Council last week, the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle is pleased to confirm its development of the former 'Empire' site in Newcastle's Hunter St is expected to commence building works later in 2017.