Enjoy the joy of play IMAGE Aurora

Enjoy the joy of play

June 07, 2017 Comments Suzanne Romani

Was there a time recently when you stopped to watch a group of children at play, heard their laughter and shouts of sheer joy as they ran around a park or playground, then giggling, grouping in twos and threes, began to tell one another pretend stories, untrue tales of grand adventures they’d imagined?

What’s so special about Special Religious Education? IMAGE Aurora

What’s so special about Special Religious Education?

June 07, 2017 Comments John Donnelly

The children file into the room under the guidance of their watchful teacher.   They settle on the carpet and greet the visitor who stands before them. The class comprises some 20 Kinder and Year 1 students and they come together every week at this time.  The visitor is a regular weekly guest who is becoming familiar to the group.

What’s core Catholicism and what’s cultural Catholicism? IMAGE Aurora

What’s core Catholicism and what’s cultural Catholicism?

June 07, 2017 Comments Michael O’Connor

Recently I gazed, with combined feelings of pity and annoyance, at a contemporary photo of a large group of priests.

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Come Holy Spirit! IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Come Holy Spirit!

June 06, 2017 Comments Teresa Brierley

I marvel at the image of the disciples of Jesus locked in a room because they are fearful, ashamed, confused, despairing and wondering what to do next.

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Respect, Relationships and Reconciliation IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Respect, Relationships and Reconciliation

May 30, 2017 Comments Teresa Brierley

During the past week we have had the privilege of many events around the diocese featuring wonderful speakers and performers – Cardinal John Dew, Steve Angrisano, Bishop Mark Edwards, Professor Chris Sarra and other educational leaders and speakers at the Association of Catholic School Principals Conference which was held at the Crowne Plaza, Hunter Valley.

DR MICHAEL SLATTERY: ACSP Conference IMAGE Opinion & Comment

DR MICHAEL SLATTERY: ACSP Conference

May 29, 2017 Dr Michael Slattery

Last week Maitland Newcastle Diocese hosted 410 Catholic school Principals from the Catholic schools of New South Wales and overseas. 

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Beyond forgiveness into mercy and compassion IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Beyond forgiveness into mercy and compassion

May 23, 2017 Comments Teresa Brierley

I feel the need to begin this week’s message with the Gospel from John (14:15-21) for the Sixth Sunday of Easter where John speaks of Jesus’ promise of the Holy Spirit.

DR MICHAEL SLATTERY: TWEC Dinner and address by Tim Flannery IMAGE Opinion & Comment

DR MICHAEL SLATTERY: TWEC Dinner and address by Tim Flannery

May 22, 2017 Dr Michael Slattery

Tim Flannery is on a mission. He believes that human activity is drastically altering the earth's climate, and that before too long these changes will have a devastating effect on life on this planet. He wants to mobilise the social and political will to address this problem before it's too late.