TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Our languages – and our words − matter IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Our languages – and our words − matter

June 27, 2017 Comments Teresa Brierley

Here we are back into Ordinary Time and the resounding message in this week’s Gospel (Matthew 10:26-33) is ‘Do not be afraid’.

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: It takes courage to be a refugee IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: It takes courage to be a refugee

June 20, 2017 Comments Teresa Brierley

At the end of a rainy weekend, I am at my desk, pleased to be warm and dry, while pondering those whose lives are not so fortunate. 

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Trinity disguised as fidget spinner! IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Trinity disguised as fidget spinner!

June 13, 2017 Comments Teresa Brierley

The challenge for me this week is that I am writing this message one week early.

DR MICHAEL SLATTERY: Diosounds 2017 IMAGE Opinion & Comment

DR MICHAEL SLATTERY: Diosounds 2017

June 13, 2017 Dr Michael Slattery

Last Thursday at the Civic Theatre we celebrated Diosounds 2017 which highlighted the talent of students and teachers from our 11 secondary schools in the Maitland-Newcastle Diocese.

Looking back a bit IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Looking back a bit

June 07, 2017 Comments Bishop Bill Wright

It was a dark and stormy night... And then it seemed to rain for weeks afterwards. June 15 2011, the night I was ordained and installed as bishop of Maitland-Newcastle, just on six years ago.

Child labour and slavery – it’s real and it’s big IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Child labour and slavery – it’s real and it’s big

June 07, 2017 Comments Laura Poppleton

World Day Against Child Labour is observed on 12 June. Child labour is often defined as work that denies children their childhood, their dignity and their potential, and that is damaging to mental and physical development. Child labour comes in many forms and includes work that is physically, mentally, socially or morally dangerous and/or harmful to children.

Enjoy the joy of play IMAGE Aurora Magazine

Enjoy the joy of play

June 07, 2017 Comments Suzanne Romani

Was there a time recently when you stopped to watch a group of children at play, heard their laughter and shouts of sheer joy as they ran around a park or playground, then giggling, grouping in twos and threes, began to tell one another pretend stories, untrue tales of grand adventures they’d imagined?

What’s so special about Special Religious Education? IMAGE Aurora Magazine

What’s so special about Special Religious Education?

June 07, 2017 Comments John Donnelly

The children file into the room under the guidance of their watchful teacher.   They settle on the carpet and greet the visitor who stands before them. The class comprises some 20 Kinder and Year 1 students and they come together every week at this time.  The visitor is a regular weekly guest who is becoming familiar to the group.