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FAITH MATTERS: Mystagogical connections

October 18, 2021 Rosemary McAllister

Earlier this year I noticed Gilbert Ostdiek OFM promoting his book, Reweaving the Ministries: The Emmaus Paradigm, on Facebook and I asked Mandy Greaves our Diocesan Librarian to purchase a copy. My initial thought was it should be a relevant addition to our diocesan collection as we are currently traveling through a synodal process and reconsidering new ways to approach ministry is part of the ongoing conversation.

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FAITH MATTERS: All are welcome here

September 20, 2021 Rosemary McAllister

This year the Season of Creation’s theme, A home for all? Renewing the Oikos of God, we see Abraham’s tent being central.

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FAITH MATTERS: Care of Creation

September 07, 2021 Rosemary McAllister

The natural environment is something that has always fascinated me, there is so much beauty in creation that I am often stuck with wonder and awe. This may have something to do with my childhood when the bush was my playground, we were encouraged to explore and discover. Catching tadpoles and watching them transform into frogs, creating perfumes from flowers and herbs, creating paints and dyes with elements found within nature is something that my siblings and myself lived and breathed.

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FAITH MATTERS: Nourishment in a Pandemic

August 24, 2021 Reverend Christine Sheppard OAM

In this week's Faith Matters, Rev. Christine Sheppard OAM reflects on how maintaining her faith journey nourishes her during lockdown, especially when access to Eucharist is limited.

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FAITH MATTERS: A Dance Changed My Life

August 06, 2021 Jan Grace

I was born into an Irish family along with my four siblings. We grew up in Waratah and attended the local catholic school. Ours was a typical catholic family of the era with regular attendance at Sunday mass - a habit I dropped in my teenage years.

That all changed the night I went to a dance in Newcastle when I was 18.

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FAITH MATTERS: The Chosen

July 27, 2021 Guest Contribution

‘He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him. He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him. But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God’- John 1:10-13.

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FAITH MATTERS: What is Catholic Intellectual Tradition?

June 29, 2021 Rosemary McAllister

Having recently started studying through the Australian Catholic University I have had the opportunity to contemplate their mission statement: