May 2012



Schols students embrace faith mentoring role

When Year 10 students from St Scholastica’s College, Glebe were asked earlier this year to assist a group of catechists at a nearby State primary school, college staff thought a few students might volunteer. Much to their surprise, about 40 girls expressed interest.


High profile women support Good Sams Foundation

A number of high profile women from different walks of life are among many the generous people demonstrating their support for the Good Sams Foundation this year.


Former Lourdes Hill pupil earns ACU’s highest honour

Respected Indigenous elder and former pupil of Brisbane’s Lourdes Hill College, Aunty Joan Hendriks, has been awarded the Australian Catholic University’s highest honour, Doctor of the University.

Musings of a Leader


We should never be afraid of the truth

Can the rest of the world learn any lessons from the tragedy of Fukushima? Surely there are some lessons for Australia, writes Clare Condon SGS.



To live is to change: Vatican II and the pilgrim Church

Vatican II was not just a ground-breaking achievement, but an ongoing summons to mission at the heart of the world in which we live, writes Sonia Wagner SGS.



Does ecumenism matter?

As the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (May 20-27) approaches, Good Samaritan Sister, Bernardina Sontrop, asks “Does ecumenism matter”?



A keen interest in all things Aboriginal

For as long as she can remember, Good Samaritan Sister, Val Deakin, has had a keen interest in Aboriginal people and culture.

Faith in the Ordinary


Carrying the pain of others: reviving an ancient journey

At first blush, the concept seemed frankly medieval. An idea left behind centuries ago. Not just pre-Vatican II but pre-Lutheran. Quaint theology but tinged with medieval superstition, with more than a whiff of magic and money, writes Tony Doherty.

Being Just Neighbours


Coffee and chocolate: a good starting place

If you grabbed a handful of people off the street and asked them what they knew about fair trade, coffee and chocolate would feature prominently in their answers. This is a good starting place, says Evan Ellis.

What's on


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