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It's the giving, not the gifts

December 14, 2021 Guest Contribution

As we approach Christmas, Aurora asked people in our community ‘what does Christmas mean to you?’ These are their reflections.

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Purple rain

December 09, 2021 Rosemary McAllister

I have fond memories of growing up and attending St Brigid’s Primary School at Raymond Terrace. At the end of every school year, we would attend swimming lessons. I remember the songs we sang on the bus as we pulled up at the purple-coated roadway of Jacaranda Avenue at the local pool. It was this time of the year we had all been waiting for.

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Solomon's journey

December 07, 2021 Sarah James

He is only 30 years of age, yet on Saturday 4 December at St Patrick’s Catholic Church, Singleton, Bishop Brian Mascord ordained Solomon Okovido as a transitional deacon.

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Strong start for Upper Hunter education and care

December 07, 2021 Alexander Foster

The NSW State Government has been under pressure from industry of late to undertake an aggressive resumption of immigration levels to bolster the nationwide skills shortage that has resulted from Australia’s border closures.

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Aurora is changing

December 07, 2021 Lizzie Watkin

Earlier this year, the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle surveyed readers to find out what they value about Aurora and how they like to receive news. Thank you to everyone who provided feedback.

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Care for the carers

December 03, 2021 Jessica Smith

As humans, we are inherently social beings. We are born to connect with and care for others.

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The great divide

November 23, 2021 Guest Contribution

The idea that supporting euthanasia is progressive, and opposing it is conservative, is obsolete. In fact, any thoughtful progressive should be worried about where the rush towards voluntary assisted dying (VAD) is taking us.

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Vote to change the plight of our most vulnerable

November 16, 2021 Lizzie Watkin

Peak advocacy group Catholic Social Services Australia said increases in income support, more social housing, and a boost to mental health funding are necessary to address the “out of control” demand for homelessness assistance.

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