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New rhythms spring to life for Earth’s Jubilee

September 24, 2020 Bernadette Gibson

What is a Jubilee? In the tradition of the Church, life has an age-old rhythm. It begins with the story of creation and the rich theology of Sabbath found in the Book of Genesis. After all the work creating the world, “God rests” (Genesis 2:3). Well-known Catholic priest and writer Ronald Rolheiser describes this as the first sabbatical. Sabbath, he tells us, means seventh day.

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Waste not, want not

September 24, 2020 Elizabeth Snedden

Limp broccoli, bruised bananas, spoiled meat, or a half-eaten sandwich. Have you ever paused to consider how much food you waste? Data revealed in the Federal Government's National Baseline reports Australians waste, on average, an astonishing 298kg of food per year, per person.

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From little things, big things grow

September 22, 2020 Belinda Huntriss

Hundreds of years ago, wetlands in the Hunter region abounded with flora and fauna.

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Shelter from the storm

September 21, 2020 Todd Dagwell

Jess Storey always planned to live on her own, but the cost of the private rental market left her needing a more affordable arrangement.

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Friends in need

September 21, 2020 Kelly Pavan

We do not need academic evidence to realise that COVID-19 isolation resulting from quarantine, community restrictions, and social distancing, is triggering mental health challenges.

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Food Talk

September 16, 2020 Lizzie Snedden

Looking out the window of the kitchen at St Joseph’s High School, Aberdeen, is a sight to behold.

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School sews stewardship seeds

September 15, 2020 Lizzie Snedden

For students at St Mary's Catholic College, Gateshead, celebrating the glory of creation is not limited to September.

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Perpetual Day of Remembrance

September 14, 2020 Louise Gannon rsj, Maureen O'Hearn

The Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle marks the Perpetual Day of Remembrance on 15 September. This day came about following the launch of Lina’s Project in 2017, a survivor-led event the Diocese facilitated and which can still be viewed on YouTube.

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