Article by Suzanne Fern
St Aloysius Primary School, Chisholm opened its doors Monday 2 February. As the Foundation Principal, it was be a very proud moment for me and the culmination of an extremely busy year, with so much more to come.
Article by Patricia Banister
Project Compassion 2015 was launched in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle on Shrove Tuesday at St Pius X High School, Adamstown. The event began with a welcoming earth, water and smoke blessing led by local Aboriginal elders and students.
Article by John Bell AO, OBE
Few contemporary Australians can look back on a longer or more successful theatre career than John Bell. Here he shares some initiatives of the company he founded, Bell Shakespeare, and acknowledges a great debt of gratitude to two teachers at Maitland Marist Brothers (now St Peter’s Campus, All Saints College).
Article by Emma Blackford
It’s a plain red shirt made recognisable for the saddest of reasons, yet one which is now worn to honour the life of a 13 year-old boy whose disappearance captured the attention of our nation.
Article by Rose Smith
Men’s Sheds have become familiar facilities and their members have contributed significantly to the life of their communities and to their own wellbeing. Rose Smith of Karuah recounts the origin of her local Women’s Shed.
Article by Diana Rah
Aurora invited Diana Rah, Vice-President of the Newcastle Muslim Association, to share something of her story.
Article by Ray Collins
The impact a good teacher can have on a student can be life-long. Even if it isn’t until later in life, when a teacher’s impact and value can truly be appreciated, many of us are able to reflect on our school days and recognise a teacher who has made a lasting impression on our life and choices.
Article by Majella Dennis
When I was in primary school, I hated Lent.
Article by Michael O’Connor
Talk about Jesus, or write about him, and you reveal much about yourself. I think this is the case for Tim Rice in the seventies with Jesus Christ Superstar. It reveals a lot about Rice and the times.
Article by Teresa Pirola
It is often said that the Second Vatican Council, the great Council of reform of the 1960s inaugurated by Pope John XXIII, was a watershed moment in the history of Jewish-Christian relations. Teresa Pirola asks, What did Vatican II say that was so groundbreaking?
Article by Phyllis Zagano
Yet even now, says the Lord,return to me with all your heart,Return to the Lord, your God.Joel 2:12, 13
Article by Helene O'Neill
Many doubted the reasons behind bringing the 2015 Asian Cup to Newcastle. “It’s rugby league heartland,” they cried, “no one will support the games.”
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