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As the warmth returns

September 06, 2019 Bishop Bill Wright

September is a great month. Shivering in single digit temperatures and blustery winds in August, I found myself several times assuring newcomers to the country that ‘It won’t last much longer’.

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Growing area on learning curve

September 06, 2019 Lizzie Snedden

The Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle is one step closer to delivering high school education in Port Stephens, with its development application for Catherine McAuley Catholic College now approved.

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The abortion argument: I just don’t get it

September 06, 2019 Bishop Bill Wright

Everyone knows the Catholic Church is opposed to abortion in principle, and for a very simple reason. But I will come to that soon. For now, let me just note that I say “in principle” because of the tendency for opponents of the church to suggest that, by being against abortion, the church is condemning all women who have had a termination, or is just anti-woman to start with. That, of course, is absurd. The church understands that many women resort to abortion in desperation, feeling they have little or no choice. They are not bad people. It’s a fault in our society that there is not more support available.

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Chart heroes in harmony with Hunter roots

September 06, 2019 Darrell Croker

Midway through 2018, drummer Zack Forsythe asked his fellow student at St Paul's Catholic College, Booragul, singer-guitarist Jordan Snowden, if he’d be interested in forming a duo to perform at the school talent show.

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Ollie, Ollie, Ollie, oi, oi, oi

September 06, 2019 Brooke Robinson

Lucy Karbowiak is living the dream of many people. She can bring her dog to work. A caseworker for Beyond the Gates, Ms Karbowiak brings her border collie therapy dog Oliver to St Mary’s Catholic College, Gateshead.

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All sewed up in Australia

September 06, 2019 Todd Dagwell

Darwich Sido was happy and successful until the savagery of war destroyed his business and his home but miraculously left his optimism and ambition intact.

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Kesheni Kenya Immersion Program 2019

September 06, 2019 Gabrielle Sutherland

Staff from our schools have just returned from a two-week trip to Nairobi in Kenya as part of the 2019 Kesheni Kenya Immersion.

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Our Journeys

September 06, 2019 Lizzie Snedden

As part of the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle’s commitment to the Perpetual Day of Remembrance, the Healing and Support team (Zimmerman Services) invited people affected by abuse to put forward ideas to mark the occasion.

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