Experts warn against following overseas experience with euthanasia IMAGE Aurora

Experts warn against following overseas experience with euthanasia

March 01, 2017 Comments Debra Vermeer

The practice of euthanasia and assisted suicide overseas has been a disaster, with so-called safeguards failing and doctor-assisted killing on the rise, and not just for the terminally ill, says world-renowned ethicist Professor Margaret Somerville.

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Setting our hearts on the Kingdom IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Setting our hearts on the Kingdom

February 28, 2017 Comments Teresa Brierley

This week we begin our Lenten journey, a journey of prayer, fasting and almsgiving. I am conscious that for many Catholics, Project Compassion features strongly in their history, as generous people who provide for overseas aid relief and development.

DR MICHAEL SLATTERY: Great learning-great communities IMAGE Opinion & Comment

DR MICHAEL SLATTERY: Great learning-great communities

February 27, 2017 Dr Michael Slattery

As we approach Catholic Schools Week 6th-11th March I am reminded of the caption on our promotional posters which reads Great Learning – Great Communities.

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Recommitting to the gospel for the year ahead IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Recommitting to the gospel for the year ahead

February 21, 2017 Comments Teresa Brierley

Sunday heralds the commencement of a new week and once again I find myself at my desk reflecting on the past week and preparing for the week ahead. I have not long been home from attending the Upper Hunter Regional Council meeting at Scone.

DR MICHAEL SLATTERY: A week in review IMAGE Opinion & Comment

DR MICHAEL SLATTERY: A week in review

February 20, 2017 Dr Michael Slattery

Last week we presented the Diocesan Teacher Scholarships to seven young people about to begin their studies to become teachers. Each has come from a Catholic school and wants to teach in a Catholic school.

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Happy St Valentine’s Day to the romantics among us! IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Happy St Valentine’s Day to the romantics among us!

February 14, 2017 Comments Teresa Brierley

What a relief to have a cool change in the weather after the heat. I have no doubt that this has left us weary and in need of a good night’s sleep.

DR MICHAEL SLATTERY: The year so far IMAGE Opinion & Comment

DR MICHAEL SLATTERY: The year so far

February 13, 2017 Dr Michael Slattery

The beginning of the school year has permitted me to visit two of our diocesan schools and I was impressed with them both.

“I’m terminally ill and the debate on euthanasia scares me” IMAGE Opinion & Comment

“I’m terminally ill and the debate on euthanasia scares me”

February 08, 2017 Comments Julie Morgan

The doctors have told me that I have a few months to live; the cancer that began in my breast four years ago has now spread to my spine, ribs, hips and, more significantly, to my lungs.