June 2022

Independents change the game through listening, dialogue and consultation

Following last month’s Federal election, are there lessons for the “official Church” in the rise of the independents who listened to the concerns of their communities, asks Patty Fawkner SGS.

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Joan Chittister: What is the ‘new’ trying to emerge in Benedictine life?

Benedictines must draw on their history, tradition and charism, rooted in the ancient Rule of St Benedict, as they strike out on new paths in facing the challenges of today.

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Good Samaritan Sister Clare Condon receives ACU honour

Good Samaritan Sister Clare Condon has been awarded an honorary doctorate by Australian Catholic University in recognition of her contribution to social justice and to the Catholic Church in Australia.

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Tertiary Scholarship Fund supports first graduates in Bacolod

Four young people from the poorest areas of Bacolod in the Philippines, who began their education with the Good Samaritan Kinder School in 2004-05, will soon graduate at tertiary level.

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Occasional Address to ACU Graduands given by Sr Clare Condon

Sister Clare Condon SGS gave the Occasional Address to Graduands at Australian Catholic University’s Graduation Ceremony on May 26 when she received the honorary degree of Doctor of the University.

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Do we dare?

It is our responsibility to promote a world where self-interest is abandoned and the wellbeing of all peoples is at the heart of our political, social, environmental and economic action.

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'Only Connect!'

In meeting someone or something, we put self-centred desires on hold to connect and acknowledge that we are not impermeable fortresses but participants in a grand unity, writes Rita Glennon.

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