December 2021

It’s not easy being Christian, let alone being Catholic

Being faithful to the Gospel comes at a cost but regaining the respect of others in the public sphere should never be the end game, writes Sister Patty Fawkner SGS.

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Revitalised common room a gathering place for Balmain community

Neighbours in a Balmain public housing estate have banded together to build on the legacy left by two Good Samaritan Sisters by bringing back to life an abandoned common room.

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Third Future Leaders Award for Lourdes Hill College

Lourdes Hill College Year 12 graduate Sophie Leong has been awarded the Future Leaders Future Justice Award in recognition of her commitment to service and outreach over the past year.

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Christmas a Season of Hope

The Good Samaritan Foundation brings together people and resources to support the works and initiatives of the Good Samaritan Sisters to assist people in communities across Australia and the Pacific.

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Parable for a pandemic

The Parable of the Good Samaritan in Luke’s Gospel specifically opens our eyes to the experience of humanity from the perspective of compassion, calling us to action, writes Heather MacKenzie.

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Read, watch, listen: top picks to bring in the New Year

For our last edition of 2021, The Good Oil has gathered recommendations from some of our readers and writers on what to read, watch, and listen to in the New...

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A parable for the 21st Century

During the COVID-19 pandemic, refugees and asylum seekers have been declared ineligible for any financial assistance from the government, depriving them of a lifeline in desperate times, writes Carmel Lillis.

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