The June edition of our monthly magazine Aurora is included in The Newcastle Herald and The Maitland Mercury today; in The Scone Advocate on Thursday 5 June and in The Manning River Times, The Singleton Argus and The Muswellbrook Chronicle on Friday 6 June. Don’t miss your copy!
Our cover image this month features two prominent and influential members of the diocesan community who are participating in the Vinnies CEO Sleepout on 19 June. You may wish to sponsor their generosity.
In “My Word”, Bishop Bill reflects on post-federal budget commentary which so often focuses on vested interests. “We are at our best as human beings when we turn our minds to the good of the whole community and the good of others, and not just to the interests of our own group.”
Director of CatholicCare Social Services, Lisa Short, offers her post-budget thoughts, forecasting a somewhat gloomy future: “With cuts to welfare, new taxes, cuts to state funding for education and health, increased health costs, cuts to benefits for seniors and so on, new social issues will emerge. We are likely to see increased homelessness and crime, lower standards of education, increased queues for health and emergency services…”
Communications Manager Kate Bennett reports on an enlightening conversation with “Ali”, a recently arrived Afghani refugee and former translator for the allied forces in Afghanistan. Penola House welcomes assistance and support for men like “Ali” and their families in navigating what can be a difficult and confusing path.
As winter arrives, Aurora offers both practical ideas and some uplifting
spiritual reflection on what Michael Leunig calls “the blessing of Winter. Season to cherish the heart…”
There is so much more to read, so don’t miss your copy of the June Aurora. To subscribe for only $25, please contact the editor, Tracey Edstein, 4979 1288.
It has come to our attention that when Aurora is machine inserted into copies of The Newcastle Herald, an occasional copy misses the insert. When buying The Herald (or any other participating newspaper) please check that Aurora is included. If you have The Herald (or any other participating newspaper) delivered and Aurora is missing, please contact Newcastle Newspapers directly on 4979 5000, and a copy of Aurora will be posted to you.
You can read a selection of Aurora stories online now!