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Cure presents conundrum

November 23, 2020 Bernadette Tobin

The prospect of a vaccine against COVID-19 raises our hopes for a recovery from the hardships and inconveniences of living with a pandemic. However, it also presents us with some ethical questions worth careful thought. Let me mention just two.

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Call of the spirit answered

November 23, 2020 Lizzie Snedden

"It felt like coming home."

Nicole Murphy describes her experience of completing initiation into the Catholic Church 36 years after being baptised.

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Moments to cherish

November 20, 2020 Alexander Foster

Erin Gehrig has always loved children and being a witness to their growth and development. As a teen, she undertook voluntary work experience at an early education service and following this set her sights on working in the industry. Erin began working for St Nicholas Early Education at its Chisholm centre in 2018, before joining the Maitland operation when it opened its doors earlier this year. She draws on almost a decade of experience in the industry to mentor her colleagues on St Nicholas’s programs and practices.

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Dry-land dreaming

November 10, 2020 Darrell Croker

Many people have felt all at sea coping with the pandemic. But spare a thought for the world’s seafarers. They have been stranded at sea for most of this year.

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The Communion of Saints

November 09, 2020 Bishop Bill Wright

You, Dear Reader, know many things that I don’t. You know, for example, whether Trump won the American election, or at least whether there has yet been a final result. I am stuck in the past, in October. I don’t even know the result of that other first Tuesday race, the Melbourne Cup. You know, but you can’t tell me. Not now, not as I sit here writing. What you know is still in the future for me, still uncertain.

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Hold the phone, teens need help

November 04, 2020 Lizzie Snedden

One of the country’s leading medical research groups, the Black Dog Institute, estimates that 50 per cent of all mental health problems emerge during adolescence.

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Farmer’s wife responds to the call

November 03, 2020 Lizzie Snedden

Providing each child with a wellbeing toolbox is a priority for mental health advocate Pauline Carrigan, co-founder of Where there's a Will.

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Where there’s a will, student perspective

November 03, 2020 Lizzie Snedden

Select students representing every high school across the Upper Hunter converged on the City of Churches earlier this year to take part in the 8th National Student Leadership Summit, a one-day intensive workshop designed to challenge, inspire, and empower. Hosted by St Peter's College, Adelaide, the summit centres around encouraging dialogue, critical thinking and creative problem solving to help students ignite change in their communities.

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