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Steps towards sustainability

August 12, 2021 Lizzie Watkin

As one of the largest organisations in the region, the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle is in a unique position to lead by example.

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Out of Africa

August 03, 2021 Liz Baker

Born in Nigeria into a devout Catholic family, Fr Camillus Chinenye Nwahia attended daily Mass with his mother. This seed, nurtured over time and continents, eventually led him to a rewarding position as a Catholic chaplain at the University of Newcastle and as the assistant priest of Holy Trinity, Blackbutt North.

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Art for the ages

July 28, 2021 Lizzie Watkin

St Joseph’s Primary School student Mikaela McGill was caught by total surprise when the Governor of NSW, Margaret Beazley AC QC, recently announced her as the winner of a national competition.

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Siblings’ love celebrated on canvas

July 27, 2021 Lizzie Watkin

Isabel Black Gracia’s portrait of her brother, Diego, currently hangs in the prestigious Art Gallery of NSW.

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Never-ending road of service

July 22, 2021 Darrell Croker

It was a journey that almost finished at a dead end on its first outing.

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Tough beginnings for campaign

July 22, 2021 Paula McGowan

Paula McGowan and husband Tom raised three children in England before migrating to Australia in 2018. Their move followed the death of their youngest son Oliver, two years before, at just 18 years of age. Paula successfully launched a parliamentary petition in England and as a direct consequence the British government announced the Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training in Learning Disability and Autism program for doctors and nurses.

Below, Paula reflects on Oliver’s legacy.

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Amen to the Camino

July 20, 2021 Lizzie Watkin

The Diocesan aMeN CaMiNo was officially launched in May 2021 when 11 pilgrims set off on a five-day trek after receiving a blessing from Bishop Bill at St John's Chapel in Maitland.

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