YOUR DIOCESE

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Statement from Bishop Bill Wright: Cardinal Pell appeal outcome

August 21, 2019 Bishop Bill Wright

In December 2018 Cardinal George Pell was convicted for the sexual abuse of two choirboys at St Patrick’s Cathedral in 1996 and 1997. It was the second trial, after the first trial’s jury failed to reach a verdict.

LITURGY MATTERS

LITURGY MATTERS: There’s nothing better than a good liturgical book! IMAGE Liturgy Matters

LITURGY MATTERS: There’s nothing better than a good liturgical book!

August 20, 2019 Fr Andrew Doohan

I don’t know about you, but I love to read. It is one of the ways I nurture my faith and my spirit. Reading is also important in my ongoing formation for ministry. Today, we start a new ‘series’ in which, from time to time, we will recommend some good books in the fields of liturgy and RCIA. This week, enjoy Fr. Andrew Doohan's review of a wonderful book about RCIA. Hopefully it will encourage you to get a copy and immerse yourself in it. So grab a cup of tea or coffee, pull up a comfy chair and a copy of Paul Turner’s book… and enjoy!   

DOOHAN DISCOURSE

DOOHAN DISCOURSE: 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C IMAGE Doohan Discourse

DOOHAN DISCOURSE: 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

August 20, 2019 Fr Andrew Doohan

My homily for the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C) as preached during the 9.30am Mass in Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hamilton, and featuring the musical skills of Dr Anne Millard, the Cathedral's Director of Music.

LATEST IN OPINION & COMMENT

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Reflecting on the Plenary Council Report IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Reflecting on the Plenary Council Report

August 20, 2019 Teresa Brierley

I don’t know about you but so much can happen in a week and this past week has been no different. On this Sunday night of writing this week’s message, Allen and I have just arrived home from Canberra where we visited our son, his wife and our grandson for the weekend. It was a chilly but homely weekend, where we enjoyed the comforts of their new home and just hanging out with each other.

LATEST IN CATHOLIC SCHOOLS

Diocesan Athletics Carnival 2019 IMAGE Catholic Schools

Diocesan Athletics Carnival 2019

August 22, 2019 Bernadette Duggan

Talented athletes from schools in the Upper Hunter, Lakes, Manning, All Saints, North and Central regions competed recently in the Diocesan Athletics Carnival. 

LATEST IN EARLY EDUCATION

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Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle continues to expand its education network

July 03, 2019 Elizabeth Snedden

The Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle is expanding its education network, with the official launch today of St Nicholas Pathways.

Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle, CEO, Sean Scanlon, said the initiative was established to create meaningful pathways to employment and in particular, support the growing demand for early childhood educators.  

LATEST IN SOCIAL SERVICES

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Restoration projects benefit from research

August 05, 2019 Darrell Croker

A compelling documentary explicitly exposing the angst and aspirations of birth parents whose children are in foster care debunks the stereotypes attached to such situations. But it also implicitly begs questions around the pressure of those taking on the responsibility.  

MN YOUTH

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Bishop’s Award winner feels blessed

July 23, 2019 Brooke Robinson

Edward Dolstra is 13 years old and attends Hunter River High School. He was a recipient last year of a Bishop’s Award after being nominated for his commitment to the life of his parish.

AURORA

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And then there’s the Pope

August 03, 2019 Bishop Bill Wright

Last month I wrote from Rome but before the Australian Bishops’ Ad Limina visit had begun. I think it will not be too boring if I also set today’s column in that ancient city, but this time with views inside the Vatican and, indeed, the Apostolic Palace itself.

LATEST IN CHURCH

Pope Francis condemns prostitution as the torture of defenceless women IMAGE Church

Pope Francis condemns prostitution as the torture of defenceless women

August 02, 2019 Todd Dagwell

Pope Francis has labelled prostitution a ‘disgusting vice’ that reduces vulnerable women to tortured slaves who are at the mercy of their clients.

YEAR IN REVIEW

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Lochinvar’s award-winning architecture

April 10, 2019 SHAC Architects, Amy Theodore

SHAC, the Newcastle architecture design studio based in Islington, NSW, has won the Prestigious Blacket Prize and the NSW Education Award at this year’s NSW Institute of Architecture Awards for Stage One of St Patrick’s Primary School, Lochinvar.