The May edition of our monthly magazine Aurora is included in The Newcastle Herald and The Maitland Mercury today; in The Scone Advocate on Thursday 8 May and in The Manning River Times, The Singleton Argus and The Muswellbrook Chronicle on Friday 9 May. Don’t miss your copy!
Our cover image this month features a Hunter Valley sporting icon and the two young Novocastrians who are bringing his story to the big screen.
In “My Word”, Bishop Bill reflects on ANZAC Day, saying “We must admire courage. Not foolhardiness, indeed, but the courage to say ‘yes’ to a call, ‘yes’ to a need, ‘yes’ to our better impulses, and then to carry on our ‘yes’, through thick and thin.”
Acknowledging Mother’s Day, we tell the story of one Mum who is marking milestones and making memories creatively.
Our campaign to raise funds for a new CatholicCare Social Services Night Care Van continues and regular writer Geraldine Williams shares her evening with volunteers and patrons of the service.
The diocese will welcome two notable visitors this month: Director of the Edmund Rice Centre, Phil Glendenning, and renowned child and family psychologist, Dr John Irvine. Read about the contribution each is making to society and perhaps you will be able to hear them speak in Newcastle?
Liam Beckett asks “When is the news not the news?” in a provocative opinion piece: “…in our increasingly divided city, at a time when information overload and cynicism can bring about anxiety, anger and helplessness, does ‘free and anonymous’ comment do more harm than good?”
There is so much more to read, so don’t miss your copy of the May 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!