December 2015

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Featured articles from the December Aurora

Blessed are the Merciful

Blessed are the Merciful

Article by Louise Gannon rsj

I think perhaps Pope Francis might agree with William Shakespeare...

Australia Through the Eyes of a Refugee

Australia Through the Eyes of a Refugee

Article by Dr Quang Tuan Au

Thirty-five years ago, my older sister, a younger brother and I, with another 27 people, were on a small fishing boat to escape the Vietnamese communist regime.

Food's Long Shadow

Food's Long Shadow

Article by Paul Maguire

The interconnection between what we eat, personal health, animal welfare, environmental degradation − in fact the future of life on earth − is becoming more obvious.

The Girl on the Train

The Girl on the Train

Article by Shirley McHugh

Regular writer Shirley McHugh shares an experience that changed her, and one which invokes the injunction of the Year of Mercy, “Be merciful as God is merciful.”

Marriage: It's All In the Pitch

Marriage: It's All In the Pitch

Article by Monica Scanlon

Like many opportunities in life such as learning to drive, upskilling or attending ante-natal classes, there are courses available for couples preparing for marriage.

My Family Visits the Mosque

My Family Visits the Mosque

Article by Rebecca Beisler

This year my family decided we wanted to take part in National Open Mosque Day.

Let the HSC Influence You, Not Define You

Let the HSC Influence You, Not Define You

Article by Craig Wattam

Parent and veteran senior teacher Craig Wattam wisely suggests, “Let the HSC influence you, not define you”.

Cool Pope Responds to Warming Planet

Cool Pope Responds to Warming Planet

Article by Ken Rubeli

My good Presbyterian mother will shake in her grave: Pope Francis is my hero!

How Can a War Be Just?

How Can a War Be Just?

Article by Robert Gascoigne

Dr Robert Gascoigne explores the Catholic Church’s just war theory, citing a recent statement of Pope Francis.

Waiting for Christmas

Waiting for Christmas

Article by Judith Lynch

We say that we are waiting for the birth of Christ, but that has already happened. 

Do We Have a Rich Church?

Do We Have a Rich Church?

Article by Sean Scanlon

I recently attended the national conference of diocesan financial administrators. 

When Will They Ever Learn?

When Will They Ever Learn?

Article by Bryan Dunn

Bryan Dunn reflects on Paul Casey’s book, “Where did all the young men go?”  

I Could Fill a School Room

I Could Fill a School Room

Article by Tracey Edstein

In welcoming former students, teachers, parents and visitors to events marking the centenary of St Joseph’s Primary School, Denman, principal Aaron Moon said, “You are here amongst friends.”

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