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In good times and in bad

June 06, 2020 Bishop Bill Wright

When you get into June you know winter is upon you.

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Stoic in the face of adversity

June 06, 2020 Lizzie Watkin

Earlier this year, lying in a bed at the Rankin Park Centre surrounded by messages of support and under his parents' watchful eye, Lawson Rankin began singing Sub Tuum Praesidium – his college anthem.

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Couples rearrange knot-tying plans

June 10, 2020 Brooke Robinson

Coronavirus and wedding planning is not a marriage made in heaven. Many couples who had intended to marry over the past few months have had to rearrange their plans.

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Early childhood trainees recognised

June 11, 2020 Alexander Foster

St Nicholas Early Education trainee educators Talia Goodwin and Jaymayah Waters have been recognised for their performances with nominations in the NSW Training Awards.

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Book review – Racing on Empty by Iona Rossely

June 12, 2020 Alexander Foster

People compete in sport for a number of different reasons.

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Welfare bridge needs longer span

June 15, 2020 Todd Dagwell

Australia has had great success in flattening the coronavirus curve but that victory has come with a devastating side effect – massive unemployment.

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Transition tops the menu

June 16, 2020 Lizzie Watkin

Branxton is well-known for its delicious pies and now it is now serving up the very best in education too.

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Literacy and numeracy plan adds up

June 17, 2020 Susan Hutchens

Watching a child learn to read, write and play with numbers is pure joy. Witnessing a whole school make giant steps in literacy and numeracy is the “Holy Grail” for every educator. Thankfully, here in our Diocese we have several schools where teachers are experiencing just that — and their principals couldn’t be happier.

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In pastures green

June 22, 2020 Darrell Croker

Joking about a “friendly puff of smoke” shows just how far bushfire-ravaged people in parts of the Maitland-Newcastle Diocese have come since the recent devastation, but also just how much the catastrophe scorched their psyches.

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Breathe easy

June 24, 2020 Brittany Gonzalez

Experience as a clinical nurse consultant in respiratory medicine inspired Vanessa McDonald to undertake a PhD (Medicine) in an effort to better support and improve the quality of life of patients with chronic lung disease.

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The art of persuasion

June 24, 2020 Kelly Pavan

Aristotle articulated the concept of persuasion more than 2000 years ago. He appreciated that no matter how knowledgeable or skilled someone is, it does them little good if they cannot convince others of their viewpoint.

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Catholic schools celebrate faith in their future

June 25, 2020 Lizzie Watkin

The Catholic Schools Office, Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle, is drawing on contingency funds to assist all schools navigate financial pressures resulting from COVID-19.

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Tackling modern slavery

June 26, 2020 Anh Dinh

Freedom and fairness — two words long taken for granted in Australia.

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China tests faith

June 29, 2020 Darrell Croker

There are 12 million Catholics in China — an insignificant number in a country of 1.43 billion where atheism is the state religion.

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Proof is in the pudding

June 30, 2020 Baden Ellis

Like everyone, the Development and Relief Agency (DARA) is operating a little differently to usual.

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Pandemic exposes a disconnect

July 01, 2020 Sally Cloke

COVID-19 has brought new life to well-worn tales from the Bible.

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Readers and researchers get ready

July 02, 2020 Mandy Greaves

Pages are turning in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle to make available one of the state’s largest religious library collections outside of Sydney.

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