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FAITH MATTERS: The Soldier

April 26, 2022 Rosemary McAllister

Writing this piece on the eve of Anzac Day I am filled with mixed emotions. Tomorrow we wake up before the sun sunrises and gather to pay respect to those who have sacrificed their lives to war.

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FAITH MATTERS: Sacred and the secular

April 12, 2022 Rosemary McAllister

It feels like it was about eight years ago that I was astonished to find hot cross buns on the supermarket shelf on Boxing Day. At the time I needed to check my calendar as I thought I had time travelled to Holy Week. I was left confused as I was sure I had celebrated Christmas the day before.

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FAITH MATTERS: Don't be afraid to speak

March 29, 2022 Guest Contribution

Gloria Peacock from St. Joseph’s Parish, Kilaben Bay, Toronto, was inspired by the words "Don’t be afraid to speak. Be afraid of what will happen to the whole truth if you don’t" from Sr Joan Chittister and speaks of how this value and an ecumenical outlook, has played out in her own faith journey.

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FAITH MATTERS: Art and Faith

March 15, 2022 Rosemary McAllister

During the second week of Lent as we savour the scripture of the Transfiguration, I cannot help but think how this transformational experience for the disciples is much like creating a work of art.

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FAITH MATTERS: A journey to full communion

March 01, 2022 Guest Contribution

As the beginning of Lent is approaching, this has led me to remember my time at the Rite of Election and becoming a Catholic.

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FAITH MATTERS: Share the love of learning

February 14, 2022 Mandy Greaves

Valentine’s Day is one that so often divides opinion.  Some see it as a cliched day that crassly commercialises ‘romantic love’, while others take the opportunity to outwardly acknowledge and celebrate their feelings with flowers, cards, extravagant gifts, and special dinners.

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FAITH MATTERS: Love is the greatest

February 01, 2022 Rosemary McAllister

It was Christmas 2021 that everyone was looking forward to. COVID had started to slow, holidays had been booked, but out of now where, Newcastle ended up in the thick of an outbreak.

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FAITH MATTERS: The Mountain Symbol

December 10, 2021 Rosemary McAllister

It was only a couple of weeks ago that Sister Margaret O’Sullivan approached me one Sunday morning at Mass and asked about the initiative of Share our Story, which is often featured in Faith Matters.