Celebrating with Luther the moderate IMAGE Aurora

Celebrating with Luther the moderate

November 01, 2017 Comments Nick Mattiske

With this year’s 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s 95 Theses and the beginning of the Reformation, there is a flood of biographies and histories, perhaps in emulation of the overworked printing presses of Luther’s day.

Pope Francis speaks at a time when decisions must be made IMAGE Aurora

Pope Francis speaks at a time when decisions must be made

November 01, 2017 Comments Kevin Corrigan

In an expanded “Frankly Spoken”, parish priest of Nelson Bay, Fr Kevin Corrigan, offers an overview of the words of Pope Francis as the deadline for the same-sex marriage plebiscite approaches. 

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: November a month to remember IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: November a month to remember

October 31, 2017 Comments Teresa Brierley

I find this week each year to be an interesting one because we celebrate All Saints Day, then All Souls Day, and after that we begin our remembrance of the Holy Souls during the month of November. What continues to fascinate me are the events and costumes surrounding Halloween, on the eve of All Hallows Day, All Saints Day.  I can’t imagine that I will ever think this to be a ‘normal’ part of our lives, here in Australia.

DR MICHAEL SLATTERY: Where has the Year Gone? IMAGE Opinion & Comment

DR MICHAEL SLATTERY: Where has the Year Gone?

October 30, 2017 Dr Michael Slattery

With our Higher School certificate students sitting for their external examinations we are bound to ask:Where has the year gone to? Only a few weeks of the school year remaining!

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Six key messages form a scaffold IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Six key messages form a scaffold

October 24, 2017 Comments Teresa Brierley

This week I begin my message with a quote I came across and read at the Two Bishop’s Dialogue a couple of weeks ago. The topic for this dialogue was Morals, Ethics and Decision Making.

DR MICHAEL SLATTERY: The importance of reading IMAGE Opinion & Comment

DR MICHAEL SLATTERY: The importance of reading

October 23, 2017 Dr Michael Slattery

In the age of computer gaming, reading remains an essential and fundamental skill for all young people.

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).