‘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.

The Doohan Discourse: The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, Year B IMAGE Your Diocese

The Doohan Discourse: The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, Year B

May 28, 2018 Fr Andrew Doohan

My homily for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity (Year B) as preached during the 5pm Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hamilton. The readings included Deuteronomy 4:32-34, 39-40; Romans 8:14-17; Matthew 28:16-20.

The Doohan Discourse: The Solemnity of Pentecost, Year B IMAGE Your Diocese

The Doohan Discourse: The Solemnity of Pentecost, Year B

May 24, 2018 Fr Andrew Doohan

My homily for the Solemnity of Pentecost (Year B) as preached during the 9.30am Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hamilton. The readings for today were Acts 2:1-11; Galatians 5:16-25; John 15:26-27, 16:12-15.

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!

National Sorry Day 2018: Don't be sorry - DO sorry IMAGE Your Diocese

National Sorry Day 2018: Don't be sorry - DO sorry

May 22, 2018 Jennifer Rumbel

We would all acknowledge that our memories are very powerful; incredibly, years after an event, we can be transported back in time to a location or occasion, complete with a full depth of emotion.

Catholic Professionals Luncheon: a story of hope, strength and perseverance IMAGE Your Diocese

Catholic Professionals Luncheon: a story of hope, strength and perseverance

May 18, 2018 John Kingsley-Jones

Lauren Parker, whose highly-promising career as a triathlete took a decidedly different and unplanned path following an accident just over one year ago, was the guest speaker at a recent Assembly of Catholic Professionals luncheon held at Fort Scratchley in Newcastle.

Calvary Mater Newcastle's campaign to end PJ Paralysis IMAGE Your Diocese

Calvary Mater Newcastle's campaign to end PJ Paralysis

May 18, 2018 Britten Thompson

When staff of Calvary Mater Newcastle arrived at work in their pyjamas earlier this month, it was all for a good cause - it  was part of the hospital’s recently launched campaign: #endPJparalysis. The goal of the campaign is to encourage hospital patients who are able to get up, get dressed and get moving, to do so.