Truth-seeking for 800 years and counting IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Truth-seeking for 800 years and counting

November 02, 2016 Comments Kevin Toomey op

This year the Order of Preachers (Dominicans) is 800 years old. Fr Kevin Toomey op shares something of its spirit and mission.

Sharing our faith stories with our children IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Sharing our faith stories with our children

November 02, 2016 Comments Melissa Fenech

In a recent Children’s Ministries newsletter published by the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle’s Office of Life and Faith, I invited readers to think about how they share their personal faith stories with the children in their lives. Why?

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Witnessing the human and divine on weekend pilgrimage IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Witnessing the human and divine on weekend pilgrimage

November 01, 2016 Comments Teresa Brierley

In this 150 Years since the arrival of Bishop James Murray in our Diocese, I have had a weekend experience of pilgrimage, beginning on Saturday with the Murray Pilgrimage, followed by the Deaf Pride Week Mass at the Cathedral and then a ‘Prayer and Ritual in Thanksgiving and Farewell' to Sr Anne Moylan and Sr Kim Barnes from St Joseph’s Toronto.

RAY COLLINS: Three significant events IMAGE Opinion & Comment

RAY COLLINS: Three significant events

October 31, 2016 Comments Ray Collins

Over the last few days there have been three significant events that have shone a direct focus on education, particularly Catholic education, and although they celebrated the rich history of Catholic education in our diocese they also served to highlight the exciting future of education in our diocese and across Australia.

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Celebrating the journey of 150 years IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Celebrating the journey of 150 years

October 25, 2016 Comments Teresa Brierley

When I came to the Diocese in 2005 there was one person employed in the area of Communications across the diocese and its agencies. I am amazed how much change has occurred in this space in that 11 years.

RAY COLLINS: National Science and Engineering Challenge Champions 2016 IMAGE Opinion & Comment

RAY COLLINS: National Science and Engineering Challenge Champions 2016

October 24, 2016 Comments Ray Collins

In 2004, the University of Newcastle introduced a competition entitled the Science and Engineering Challenge which was largely contested by schools in the Hunter region.

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Helping churches be more vital and healthy IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Helping churches be more vital and healthy

October 18, 2016 Comments Teresa Brierley

I am scribing this message on a Saturday afternoon, just after the Diocesan Pastoral Council Meeting. The core content of this meeting was to review the outcomes of our ‘around the diocese’ DPC meetings. The DPC found today’s meeting to be productive, and we will now work on the core ideas of our conversation before communicating with our parishes, Councils and agencies.

RAY COLLINS: Accepting a new reality IMAGE Opinion & Comment

RAY COLLINS: Accepting a new reality

October 17, 2016 Comments Ray Collins

On four occasions during the year a lunch, organised by the Diocese of Maitland Newcastle’s Association of Catholic Professionals, is held to enable people working in a range of professions to engage with issues that impact on the Church.