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Moving forward

May 03, 2021 Darrell Croker

Assisting survivors of sexual abuse requires much emotional energy, and frontline workers in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle appreciate their support networks.

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Keeping it in the family

May 03, 2021 Cherie Johnson

The Britannica definition of kinship is “a system of social organisation based on real or putative family ties”.

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Consenting to change

May 10, 2021 Darrell Croker

The issue of sexual consent is shaking the foundations of Australian society, from federal parliament to elite Sydney schools. People are calling for action – through legal reform and better education.

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We are all made in God’s image

May 09, 2021 Lizzie Watkin

When Maryanne was pregnant, she had an inkling she was going to have a boy.

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The adventure continues

May 19, 2021 Brittany Gonzalez

Michael Yore exudes an infectious energy, which is put to good use as part of his performances with The Beanies.

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Challenges to overcome

May 19, 2021 Lizzie Watkin

Walking to the Mount Kosciuszko summit from Thredbo is no easy feat. When the conditions reach freezing, the 21km journey becomes even more challenging.

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Unconditional foster love has its benefits

May 19, 2021 Liz Baker

Lauren Chelman has a 14-year-old, 9-year-old, and a 2-year-old. Living in the Lower Hunter juggling school, work, appointments, and the experiences of teenage, ’tween and toddler years all at once, the family is like many in our region.

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Beach and barbies replace conflict

May 19, 2021 Sarah James

Living in a safe country such as Australia is something we often take for granted, but Khurshid Sarokhan could not feel more thankful to live in a society free from conflict.

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Marriage and its blessings

May 19, 2021 Bishop Bill Wright

Marriage has been around longer than the Church. Societies have had ways of ritualising the pairing of a couple from time immemorial.

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Families are back in the news

May 19, 2021 Adam Frost

The recent death of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, has sparked wall-to-wall media coverage in celebration of his life. His death at 99 years of age was expected, due to his failing health. However, I have been surprised at the sentiment and coverage that has flowed from every source imaginable.

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Connecting the rituals

May 21, 2021 Robyn Donnelly

When our two sons were in preschool, I would often ask them about their day. Their responses were not dissimilar to those you might expect; “good,” and “boring” were quite common, and on a particularly interesting day it might even extend to “fun”.

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Divorcees have options

May 21, 2021 Jane Dunn

… to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and health, until death do us part.

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Separation is for parents, not children

May 21, 2021 Sarah James

Family structures are more diverse than ever before. The entity we call the “the family unit” can comprise a whole range of people – mum, dad, stepdad, stepmum, foster parents, grandparents – the list is endless.

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Resource upholds dignity

June 17, 2021 Marilyn Rodrigues

One mum’s passion for helping her son with learning disabilities get the best education possible has sparked a new resource to assist parents and carers facing similar challenges.

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