Life-giving-gifts IMAGE Aurora

Life-giving-gifts

December 03, 2022 Lizzie Watkin

This Christmas, Catholic Mission is inviting you to learn the story of Fr Eugen from Romania.

Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, guided by the missionary spirit, Fr Eugen and a network of volunteers have opened their hearts and homes to welcome families fleeing conflict.

With the war still ongoing, Fr Eugen has said the support provided to him by Catholic Mission and its generous donors enable him to continue to provide a safe environment for the refugees who have had to leave their country under duress.

To help Fr Eugen continue this important work and assist Catholic Mission to support those in most need, please consider sharing in the Christmas spirit by donating at catholicmission.org.au

Give the gift of education this Christmas  IMAGE Aurora

Give the gift of education this Christmas

December 03, 2022 Lizzie Watkin

Today, more than half a million children in Vietnam live with a disability. Even though the right to an education is mandated by Vietnamese law, thousands of school-aged children in Vietnam stay at home or sit uninvolved in classrooms because of a disability. When these children become adults, they face serious disadvantages in life due to the gap in their education. Many are trapped in a perpetual cycle of intergenerational poverty and discrimination.

Stories from World Youth Day IMAGE Aurora

Stories from World Youth Day

December 03, 2022 Elizabeth Symington

‘Life changing, inspiring, faith filling and intense’

That’s how three pilgrims from the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle described their World Youth Day (WYD) experience.

World Youth Day is an intense moment of evangelisation that’s hosted every three to four years. It brings together people from across the world who want to bond with others and honour their connection to the Catholic Church.

As the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle undergoes preparations for WYD 2023, Aurora met with Johanna Soo, James Elliott and Stephanie Gill who each shared how their encounter with the Pope at previous gathering inspired their faith and enriched their understanding of the universality of the Catholic Church.

Census figures don’t measure spirit  IMAGE Aurora

Census figures don’t measure spirit

December 03, 2022 Lizzie Watkin

The latest Census figures, released earlier this year by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, reveal a decline in the number of Australians identifying as Christians.

On the road to a bright future IMAGE Aurora

On the road to a bright future

December 03, 2022 Elizabeth Symington

Fear is an emotion Malal Ahmadi is all too familiar with.

Scapegoating dressed as freedom of speech?  IMAGE Aurora

Scapegoating dressed as freedom of speech?

December 03, 2022 Sean Scanlon

When Andrew Thorburn was appointed chief executive of Essendon Football Club in October, few predicted his tenure would be so brief. After just 24 hours in the job, Thorburn resigned following criticism of his role as chair of the conservative City on a Hill church, which is part of the Anglican Diocese.

Sharing the spirit of Christmas IMAGE Aurora

Sharing the spirit of Christmas

December 03, 2022 Elizabeth Symington

The spirit of Christmas is alive and well in Forster thanks to one family’s generous tradition.

O Come, All Ye Faithful IMAGE Aurora

O Come, All Ye Faithful

December 03, 2022 Fr Greg Barker

In spite of all the hype, I truly do love Christmas. I happily sing carols in the weeks leading up to that blessed event. Singing loudly and proudly of mangers and shepherds, kings and angels and ‘snow that lays round about, deep and crisp and even’.

Other Aurora Issues