TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: What makes for a decent, orderly, peaceful society? IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: What makes for a decent, orderly, peaceful society?

October 17, 2017 Comments Teresa Brierley

During the past week, there have been many diocesan events which I will share with you as part of this message, in an attempt to keep you up to date with how we are living out our call to be the people of God in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle.

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Rest in peace, Bev Hincks IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Rest in peace, Bev Hincks

October 10, 2017 Comments Teresa Brierley

As I was thinking about this week’s message, I became aware that since 2012, October 11 has been observed as the International Day of the Girl Child (Day of the Girl).

DR MICHAEL SLATTERY: Mental health  IMAGE Opinion & Comment

DR MICHAEL SLATTERY: Mental health

October 09, 2017 Dr Michael Slattery

Mental health is an integral and essential component of health.

Fraught with promise: the interreligious blame game IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Fraught with promise: the interreligious blame game

October 04, 2017 Comments John D'Arcy May

The greatest objection to religious belief in our time is possibly the perceived connection between religion and violence. All the religions have messages of peace; all are historically complicit in violence.

Voluntary Assisted Dying – what will it mean? IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Voluntary Assisted Dying – what will it mean?

October 04, 2017 Comments Mark Green

A private Members’ Bill will shortly be debated in the NSW Parliament. The effect of this law would be to permit euthanasia or voluntary assisted dying for people experiencing severe pain, suffering or physical incapacity to an extent unacceptable to themselves – provided they are over 25 with a terminal illness likely to result in death within a year.

It all seems new. And it is. IMAGE Aurora Magazine

It all seems new. And it is.

October 04, 2017 Comments James McEvoy

“I love your new boss” was said to me numerous times after Pope Francis’ election to the papacy in March 2013. Often the remark was made by someone who did not share my Catholic faith; often, too, by someone under thirty. To this day, there’s a freshness and vibrancy in Francis’ leadership of the church.

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Embracing God’s creation IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Embracing God’s creation

October 03, 2017 Comments Teresa Brierley

I trust that many of you are aware that on October 4 each year we celebrate the feast of St Francis of Assisi.

Community comes together for Lina’s Project IMAGE Opinion & Comment

Community comes together for Lina’s Project

September 26, 2017 Comments Joanne Isaac

It would have been difficult not to have heard something over the past few months about The Atonement: Lina’s Project if you live in Newcastle, the Hunter or Manning regions. Throughout July, August and September a mysterious penguin and egg started appearing on billboards, TV screens, in newspapers and magazines, as well as in social media feeds. Lina, who conceived the event, was interviewed by The Star and 1233 ABC.