March 2023

Saying Yes to the Voice will herald a better future for us all

Tanya Plibersek, my local federal member, recently invited her constituents to a Community Forum to discuss the Voice to Parliament. I was keen to attend, writes Congregational Leader Patty Fawkner.

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Fire destroys homes of 35 families in squatter area in Bacolod

When a fierce fire ripped through a squatter area in the Mambulok district of Bacolod in the Philippines last month, 35 families lost their homes and all their possessions.

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St Mary Star of the Sea College celebrates 150th Anniversary

This year, St Mary Star of the Sea College marks 150 years of educating young women in the Good Samaritan tradition. A number of significant events will mark this milestone.

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Mentoring and spiritual direction are key aspects of women’s leadership program

Jaren Malales is one of eight women receiving support to undertake studies aimed at promoting women’s leadership within the Church through the Good Samaritan Study and Mentoring (SAM) Leadership Program.

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Artist Terry St Ledger depicts Ministerial Women for the 21st Century

A highlight of the Blessing and Opening of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan Congregational Centre last month was the unveiling of a series of artworks, entitled The Ministerial Women.

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Call to extend compassion to people on Bridging Visas

Australia has a long history of compassion towards asylum seekers. The recent announcement that 19,000 people would receive a pathway to permanency was greeted with much joy, writes John Haren.

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Global Project of Conversion: Continental Stage of Synod on Synodality

It is helpful to imagine the Synod on Synodality as a project of conversion. A project that involves the entire Church being led by the Holy Spirit, writes Elissa Roper.

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