April 2022

On Anzac Day there is a time for poetry, a time to speak, and a time to keep silent

Disturbing images and stories ascend from the ashes in Ukraine. We are heavy-hearted and disturbed by the horror, the brutalisation, and the overwhelming sorrow of war, writes Patty Fawkner SGS.

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New ACRATH President calls for united action to stop slavery

As the president of Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans, Sister Clare Condon SGS hopes to see more lay people joining the religious in their fight to stop slavery.

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Spiritual direction and mentoring are key aspects of SAM Program

This year eight women will receive support to undertake studies aimed at promoting women’s leadership within the Church through the Good Samaritan Study and Mentoring (SAM) Program, writes Debra Vermeer.

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Scholarship program making a difference in Timor Leste

A scholarship program that began with a $1000 donation now provides scholarships for 63 students each year at a Catholic Secondary School in Timor Leste and about 80 tertiary students.

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HOPE … four letters that carry the aliveness of God in our midst

Everyone hopes for something. It’s an inherent part of being a human being, defining our desires and shaping the self-narrative about the future we all have running inside our minds.

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BOOK REVIEW: A new perspective on the COVID-19 pandemic

A new book by Father Gerald Arbuckle SM, ‘The Pandemic and the People of God: Cultural Impacts and Pastoral Responses’, is reviewed for ‘The Good Oil’ by Meg Kahler SGS.

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Set new places at the table

This portrayal of the Parable of the Good Samaritan by Carmel Lillis offers a profound insight into the reality of life for refugees through the chance meeting of two strangers.

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