The Sisters of The Good Samaritan - Protection of Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults
June 2012
A letter to mother Church from a Gen X-er

A letter to mother Church from a Gen X-er

Sydney-based religious educator Alice Priest writes a letter to her Church to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council.

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Conservation covenant for Camden land

Conservation covenant for Camden land

As a result of a formal agreement between the Sisters of the Good Samaritan and the NSW Minister for the Environment, 26 hectares of the sisters’ historic Mater Dei property...

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Running for a cause

Running for a cause

Sister Anne Dixon will be among the thousands of Victorians participating in next month’s ‘fun run’ event, RunMelbourne.

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Port Lincoln and Abaokoro communities forge links

Port Lincoln and Abaokoro communities forge links

A group of parishioners from St Mary of the Angels Catholic community in Port Lincoln, South Australia, have responded wholeheartedly to the question posed by the lawyer to Jesus: “who...

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Sharing with others what she has been given

Sharing with others what she has been given

Joining the Good Samaritan Sisters probably seemed, to some, a logical step for Melbourne-born Judith Foster. After all, she’d been educated by the sisters throughout her school years and knew...

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Sex sells, but we’re selling out our children

Sex sells, but we’re selling out our children

Ever feel like you’re living in a giant porn theme park, asks Melinda Tankard Reist.

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The Vatican, LCWR and dialogue

With Pope Paul VI and St Benedict, our Church leaders have two excellent examples of how to engage in true dialogue with the people of God and with society, writes...

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Why?

Why?

“Why is a word God gave us by mistake,” wrote the poet Piotr Rawicz. But when death cleaves, we stand together stunned and someone will surely ask, “Why?” writes Good...

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Duty of care: the law and the parable

Duty of care: the law and the parable

‘Duty of care’ is an expression most would be familiar with; most however, would not be aware of how a woman drinking ginger beer in a Scottish café in 1928...

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