Blacksmith Repair Day to foster a culture of reuse IMAGE Your Diocese

Blacksmith Repair Day to foster a culture of reuse

June 05, 2018 Comments Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle

The ancient art of blacksmithing will be on show at the first ever Blacksmith Repair Day to be held on 16 June at Branxton.

How to fix the church? IMAGE Aurora

How to fix the church?

June 02, 2018 Comments Bishop Bill Wright

Census results that show declining numbers of Christians always attract some comment. There’s a section of the community that positively delights in rushing to explain why the church, or often ‘religion’ itself, has had its day in an enlightened, scientific and liberal age.

“But a moment in time” IMAGE Aurora

“But a moment in time”

June 02, 2018 Comments Fr Richard Shortall SJ

In April, diocesan Missionary of Mercy (MoM), Richard Shortall sj, participated in a gathering of MoMs in Rome. Richard was one of those chosen to share his story of being a ‘Missionary on Wheels’. Here are extracts from his diary of those special days.

“Icons of God’s grace” IMAGE Aurora

“Icons of God’s grace”

June 02, 2018 Comments Tracey Edstein

It’s not a prerequisite that the respective Deans of the Newcastle cathedral churches – Christ Church Anglican Cathedral and Sacred Heart Catholic Cathedral – are aficionados of the gospel according to Monty Python, but in the case of Dean Katherine Bowyer and Dean Andrew Doohan, it certainly helps!

Leaders without hats or badges or titles IMAGE Aurora

Leaders without hats or badges or titles

June 02, 2018 Comments Tracey Edstein

Two teachers from diocesan schools – Sophie Cox of St Peter’s Campus, All Saints College, Maitland and Leah Wilson of St Catherine’s Catholic College, Singleton – have joined a cohort of young women from across Australia to participate in a promising new education and formation program called Leadership for Mission.

‘Sportswomanship’ is alive and well IMAGE Aurora

‘Sportswomanship’ is alive and well

June 02, 2018 Comments Tracey Edstein

Even if you were not glued to the screen during this year’s Commonwealth Games, it’s unlikely you missed seeing the Australians who competed in the 10,000m women’s final. While no Australian won a medal, all three won hearts when they waited trackside to welcome Lesotho’s Lineo Chaka, the final athlete to finish the event.  

Experienced Maitland nurse finds a second home IMAGE Your Diocese

Experienced Maitland nurse finds a second home

May 29, 2018 Tracey Edstein

The March edition of Aurora introduced experienced nurse from Maitland, Sue Bartlett, who was about to head to Kiribati on a two-year mission under the auspices of Palms Australia.

At that time Sue was, understandably, both excited and a little anxious as a new calling beckoned.

A few months in, Sue reports on her experience volunteering with the Kiribati Catholic Education Office to improve the health of local students.

TWEC DINNER 2018: “It does mean a new us” IMAGE Your Diocese

TWEC DINNER 2018: “It does mean a new us”

May 24, 2018 Comments Tracey Edstein

Geraldine Doogue AO’s address to guests at the 25th annual TWEC Dinner on 21 May was encouraging and challenging, in equal measure – not unlike the gospel!